Current Challenges in Europe and Beyond
What is the EU’s approach to Critical Raw Materials and what role do they play in the challenges Europe faces in the future? About this topic, ESM Foundation CEO Alessandra Hool held a webinar in the framework of the Critical Materials Institute, hosted by the Colorado School of Mines. She showed how the Raw Materials […]
EIT Raw Materials Week impressions
The EIT Raw Materials Week, edition 2019, was a memorable event where scientific experts, industry leaders and policymakers gathered to discuss raw materials and their crucial role for the future – especially given the challenges that come with the necessary green energy transition. Watch this video to get an impression of last year’s EIT Raw […]
Become a project collaborator at ESM!
ESM (the German acronym stands for development fund for rare metals) is a Swiss Foundation in the domain of rare metals. Our projects in Switzerland and abroad deal with supply security and a more sustainable management of critical raw materials. ESM operates in a broad scientific, industrial and political environment in Switzerland and Europe. As […]
ESM Board Member Armin Reller has been awarded the Bundesverdienstkreuz!
Armin Reller, who has been professor for resources strategies at the University of Augsburg and ESM Board Member (since 2012), has received the Bundesverdienstkreuz (Order of Merit of Germany), the most important decoration awarded by the country. The Bavarian environment minister, Thorsten Glauber, praised Reller at the ceremony as someone who thinks out of the […]
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 […]