ESM FOUNDATION

 

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.

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NEWS

Digital TecDays in whole Switzerland

Digital TecDays in whole Switzerland

Wed Jun 2021

The TecDay is a special occasion on which Swiss high school students can get in touch with experts in various scientific areas, have fun and hopefully also get interested in starting a career in science. They can choose among a multitude of modules in which experts will present a scientific topic in

IRTC-Business Session at the UNECE Resource Management Week

IRTC-Business Session at the UNECE Resource Management Week

Wed Jun 2021

On 28th April 2021, IRTC held a round table on “Critical Raw Materials: The driver for the new low-carbon economy: How can we make supply sustainable?” in the framework of the UNECE Resource Management Week. The presentations and the recording are now online and can be found here.

Technology Outlook 2021 by SATW

Technology Outlook 2021 by SATW

Wed Jun 2021

What technological advances will shape the Swiss economy and society in the coming years? The Technology Outlook 2021 knows the answer! Every two years, the SATW creates an early detection report, the Technology Outlook, which describes pioneering technologies, evaluates their importance for Swit

Success Story of SusCritMat

Success Story of SusCritMat

Mon Mar 2021

Read about the success story of our SusCritMat project on the EIT RawMaterials website and learn about how we came to develop a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): Success Story    

IRTC-Business workshop summary on "Building resilient economies - the role of policy"

IRTC-Business workshop summary on "Building resilient economies - the role of policy"

Mon Mar 2021

The IRTC-Business workshop and Round Table on “Building resilient economies - the role of policy” took place via Zoom on November 17, 2020, from 2 am to 6 pm CET. Around 80 registered participants attended the workshop which comprised in a first part presentations from policy-making, industry and re

 

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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.

 

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