SusCritMat is a project funded by the EIT Raw Materials and coordinated by ESM Foundation. It is a l a project with eight European partners and aims at educating PhD students, master students, junior engineers, researchers and managers to cover a series of important aspects regarding critical raw materials. In a novel concept, it introduces courses aimed at PhDs, MSc’s, professionals and executives on complex and interdisciplinary topics, and makes these courses adaptable to a variety of different formats by providing a modular structure. These courses will develop new skills which will help participants to better understand the impact and role of critical raw materials in a whole value chain view, thus providing an added value for the companies by which they are or will be working.

The consortium uses and creates teaching materials and compile them to a variety of modules, which can be combined into different course formats. Multi-media education materials will be made available to participants of summer and winter schools so that they can work with state-of-the-art techniques and data.

SusCritMat has has had its kick-off meeting in December 2017 in Zürich. After the project start in April 2018, a first Consortium meeting took place in Cambridge, UK.