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 a way students can relate with, counteracting the belief that science is dry or something without everyday relevance. Also ESM has taken part in various Online TecDays this school year. In the module, an introduction to the topic of critical raw materials and their role in our society was given and in a second part the students worked […]
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.
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 Switzerland and compares Switzerland with selected European countries on the basis of social media posts. For the first time, the importance of technologies for Switzerland, but also the intensity of the discussion on social media as a trend over time will be shown. Our managing director, Alessandra Hool, collaborated on it and elaborated the role of critical materials will play in the future. The article can be found […]
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
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 research on how more resilient economies can be built and supported. In a second part, the participants split in two groups, one with an industry and one with a policy focus on the topic. In both groups, an expert panel discussed questions surrounding the main topic from their respective views. Participants were able to contribute via a virtual whiteboard. In a follow-up […]