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KIC EIT Raw Materials

The mission of KIC EIT Raw Materials is to boost the competitiveness, growth and attractiveness of the European raw materials sector via radical innovation and entrepreneurship. KTH is a core partner, which means that KTH researchers can apply for funding from KIC EIT Raw Materials. There will typically be two calls per year.

EIT Raw Materials  is the strongest consortium ever created in the world in the raw materials field. IEIT RawMaterials connects more than 120 core and associate partners and over 190 project partners of leading businesses, universities and research & technology organisations from over 20 EU countries. It is head quarter in Berlin. KTH is one of the 62 core partners and belongs to the Baltic Sea Co-location Centre (in Espoo, Finland) with head quarter in Espoo outside Helsingfors. The consortium was approved December 2014 and its first activities started in January 2016. The activities are divided in 6 knowledge and innovation themes;

  • Mining in challenging environments;
  • Increased resource efficiency in mineral and metallurgical processes;
  • Recycling and material chain optimisation for End-of-Life products;
  • Substitution of critical and toxic materials in products and for optimised performance;
  • Design of products and services for the circular economy.

Although the KIC  (Knowledge and Innovation Community) is planned for a duration of 7 years its budgeted activities are approved on an annual basis by EIT. These activities are suggested by the KIC board after evaluating proposals from the partners. For the partners there are typically two calls open for proposals per year, one during the spring and one during the fall. For more information, check out the presentation below and follow the link to EitRawMaterials webpage. Our local contact at KTH, Pavel Korzhavyi, will also be happy to answer any questions you might have. 

EIT Raw Materials - Introduction (PDF 1.7 MB)

FAQ (pdf 733 kB)

Read more here (eitrawmaterials).

The European Raw Materials Alliance (ERMA)

Read more about The European Raw Materials Alliance  that's been launched.

Se the launch video here


Manager BCLC: Olli Salmi,

Education officer BCLC: Lotta Aalto,

Local contact KTH: Pavel Korzhavyi,