Short Course on Resources Management
On 22 October, EIT Raw Materials and the International Raw Materials Observatory will co-organise an “Executive Short Course on Resources Management using the United Nations Framework Classification for Resources”. This one-day course on the UNFC is designed for senior policymakers and industry leaders from the public and private sector and will be held at the […]
Die nächsten TecDays
Der TecDay ist eine besondere Gelegenheit für schweizerische Gymnasiasten, mit Fachleuten in diversen wissenschaftlichen Bereichen in Kontakt zu kommen, dabei Spass zu haben und sich Gedanken über eine Karriere in den Naturwissenschaften zu machen. Sie können aus einer Vielzahl von Modulen wählen, in welchen Experten ein wissenschaftliches Thema auf eine Weise vorstellen werden, mit der […]
The next TecDays
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 […]
World Resources Forum 2019
Towards an integrated sustainable resource management The session at the WRF 2019 on October 23, 2019, organized by ESM Foundation, UNECE and EIT Raw Materials will center around the problem of supplying sufficient raw materials for a circular economy. The circular economy – necessary for attaining the Sustainable Development Goals and fulfilling the promises given […]
Apply now for an internship at ESM Foundation!
ESM Foundation is looking for an intern in Resource Management for 2-3 months’ time. ESM Foundation is dealing with critical resources and manages various projects on both national and international levels (such as mining, product design, recycling etc.). As our intern, you will get a thorough understanding of the foundation’s work, project management, critical resources […]
IRTC Beijing 2019
IRTC is an international “Round Table” project on approaches towards assessing materials criticality, taking place in the form of workshops at international conferences. The results are consecutively published in the form of joint scientific papers and a Roadmap on Criticality for authorities. The project shall advance the research in criticality assessment, foster international exchange and […]
Sustainability and Second Life: Lithium and Cobalt Recycling
Lithium and cobalt are essential for lithium-ion-batteries, which are used in electric vehicles, electronics and electricity storage. As the supply for these minerals is not expected to meet the ever increasing demand, recycling rates for these minerals are very low. Why is this the case and are there solutions? The International Institute for Sustainable Development […]
IRTC Research grant
Are you currently doing, or have you done, research in criticality – as a student, academic, professional or out of personal interest? IRTC is awarding research grants of 500,-€ for your research on Critical Raw Materials. Click here to learn more.
Towards a System Approach for Materials Research, Development and Innovation for Europe
We are glad to announce that on the MatSearch website, a paper outlining the future path of materials research and collaboration in Europe has been published. To read the full paper, please click here.
Learn more about Critical Raw Materials by watching these videos!
We have recently added two new highly informative videos to the SusCritMat Youtube channel: In one video, Ester van der Voet from Leiden University talks about scenarios for critical raw materials. As global demand for critical raw materials continues to grow, crucial for an optimal supply of these materials is to predict which ones and how much […]