The Round Table Criticality and Circular Economy held in Tokyo last October was a great success. In case you have not been able to participate, here is a detailed summary of the discussions and their results.
The SusCritMat Short Course on Cobalt, held at the EIT Raw Materials Week on Friday, November 16, was a great success. At the event, participants experienced a short version of a SusCritMat training school, covering several topics related to the sustainable management of Critical Raw Materials across the value chain.
Duration: March-September 2019 (6 months) Maximum funding: 45’000 CHF The Entwicklungsfonds Seltene Metalle (ESM Foundation), with support by Swissmem, is looking for an assessment of policy developments in the area of rare and critical metals in Switzerland and their impact on Swiss industries. For this, we are searching for a researcher or a research team who will carry out such an assessment with the following aims: Identification of relevant institutional bodies that shape and influence raw material policies and regulations in Switzerland; Identification and assessment of relevant Swiss legislations, provisions, standards, and reporting obligations with regards to critical raw materials import, their use in components, recycling and substitution; Overview of […]
On July 7, 2019, an IRTC Round Table will be held in Beijing. More information will follow soon!
SusCritMat aims to educate people from Master’s student level up, both in industry and academia about important aspects of Sustainable critical raw materials. In a novel concept, it introduces courses on these complex and interdisciplinary topics in a modula structure, adaptable to a variety of different formats and accessible to both students and managers in industry. These courses will develop new skills which will help participants to better understand the impact and role of critical raw materials in the whole value chain; enabling them to identify and mitigate risks. Understanding the bigger picture and the interconnected nature of global business and society is increasingly necessary to and valued by industry. […]
The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) will host the third installment of the IRTC roundtable at the TMS 2019 Annual Meeting & Exhibition. The topic will be “How Does Industry Manage Criticality in Product Development?” All TMS 2019 registrants are invited to attend this roundtable session and participate in the discussion. Learn more about this event here.
On April 10, 2019, there will be a SusCritMat Short Course in Cambridge, UK (comparable to the SusCritMat Short Course 2018). We will keep you updated on our Events page.
ESM acted as Guest Editor for a special issue on “Critical Raw Materials” of the Elsevier journal “Sustainable Materials and Technologies“. Several members of the Foundation contributed to the seven publications comprised in this issue. It can be found online (open access) here.
A new ESM Flyer provides concise information on the Foundation, including project examples and next dates of ESM events: Download ESM Flyer (German)
Interested in relevant topics on resource management and the related CO2 emission reduction at ICCCE 2018 at Oldenburg, Germany? Learn more here.