FEMS Junior Euromat 2020
IRTC Business Workshop on Identifying risks in industry supply chains
Paulus Academy: Presentation on critical materials in the digitalization
Open-access teaching materials on 22 topics available for download; MOOC starts in early 2021
Join the SusCritMat free online evening courses on October 14-16, 2020
ESM is dedicated to support research and development activities in the field of Rare and Critical Elements, focussing on their industrial applications. The Foundation sponsors and organises conferences and workshops, publishes studies and surveys, coordinates related projects, and provides scholarships and educational grants. ESM is operating within a national and international network of experts, partner institutes and organisations.
Germanium, is a hard, brittle semimetal that first came into use a half-century ago as a semiconductor material in radar units and as the material from which the first transistor was made. Today, germanium is mainly used in electronics and solar applications, fiber-optic systems, infrared optics, po
The 2020 EU Critical Raw Materials List
The European Commission has just published the 2020 EU Critical Raw Materials List. The Commission reviews the list of critical raw materials for the EU every three years screening 83 materials.
Economic importance and supply risk are the two mai
Nickel is one of the most common elements in the earths’ crust. Therefore, general depletion is not likely, however mining of remaining ores with reduced nickel contents, mines in disperse locations and increasing environmental regulations turn nickel mining more challenging.
Due to an expect
The IRTC project, coordinated by ESM Foundation, has published a joint scientific paper by leading international experts on the link of material criticality and transitioning towards a more circular economy. The paper explores the potential benefits, as well as caveats, of adopting a circular econom
SusCritMOOC Online Training 2020
Want to learn more about the sustainable management of critical raw materials? Join the SusCritMat free online training in the evenings of October 14-16! Don’t miss the keynote lecture of Prof. Paul Ekins, University College London.
Creating awareness for high school students
Apply for Research Grant on Swiss policies regarding critical raw materials
The International Round Table on Materials Criticality
Sustainable Management of Critical Raw Materials
Curating an exhibition on “Battery materials”
Creating online learning content
Supporting Companies Internationally
Sustainable Resources Management
WHAT WE OFFER
Since its creation more than 65 years ago, ESM has fostered industrial materials research related to critical elements. Over 2 Mio CHF have been granted to projects in fields where less common elements play a crucial role.