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CONNECTING INNOVATION IN THE RAW MATERIALS SECTOR

29-30 SEPTEMBER 2020, ONLINE

Broadcasting from Berlin and Brussels

THE GLOBAL INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE IN THE RAW MATERIALS SECTOR

Connecting science, technology and innovation in the raw materials sector for the green energy transition

Metals, minerals and advanced materials are vital for the EU economy and are the key enablers for the clean energy transition and future mobility. The sustainable management of natural resources and the shift to a green economy are essential in achieving a resource-efficient and competitive economy in Europe. 

 

The RM SUMMIT 2020 will envision the future of the raw materials industry in line with the priorities of the EU Green Deal. The two-day event will address digitalisation and innovation in areas including the transition to green energy supply as well as the rising demand for raw materials and advanced materials for e-mobility.

 

Meet prominent speakers and the world’s largest innovation community in the raw materials sector at the RM SUMMIT 2020! Global stakeholders will connect with the top European experts developing and deploying the latest technology, products and services for the sustainable competitiveness of the raw materials sector in Europe.

 

The RM SUMMIT 2020 will showcase three tracks: Innovation, the Raw Materials Venture Forum and Education, with several thematic sessions covering critical challenges of the sector. Technical parallel sessions will focus on how innovation and technology will deliver transformational change for the raw materials sector, benefitting the economy, society and environment.

THE TOPICS WILL INCLUDE:

  • RAW MATERIALS, CLEAN ENERGY TRANSITION AND CLIMATE NEUTRALITY

  • TRANSITION TO CIRCULAR SOCIETIES

  • SUSTAINABILITY STANDARDS FOR THE RAW MATERIALS SECTOR

  • DIGITALISATION AND DATA-DRIVEN INNOVATION

  • DISRUPTIVE MATERIALS INNOVATIONS

  • EU CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT FOR THE NEW GENERATION OF CONSUMERS

  • FUTURE OF EDUCATION

RM SUMMIT 2020 edition will take place ONLINE 29-30 September 

THE INNOVATION TRACK

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INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY

 

How will the raw materials sector contribute to the new European Commission’s growth strategy and its ambitious objective of becoming the first climate-neutral continent by 2050? The RM SUMMIT 2020 will have a special focus on the EU GREEN DEAL and will address strategic issues related to materials criticality, global supply, resource and energy efficiency, as well as economic development. 

500+

PARTICIPANTS

100+

SPEAKERS

50+

STARTUPS

60+

COUNTRIES

NETWORKING
Meet industry experts from all over the world

The RM SUMMIT 2020 will gather key players in the raw materials sector to discuss innovation and technology, showcasing top projects scheduled to launch to the market. Meet policymakers, leading industry and research scientists; establish new business contacts and discover state-of-the-art products and services from ground-breaking innovators and entrepreneurs.

VENTURE FORUM

Raw Materials VENTURE FORUM will take place throughout the conference in conjunction with Tech Tour and the International Venture Club (IVC) holding an investment-dedicated track. 

 

The investment track is focused on showcasing the best innovations and investment opportunities within the materials industry in Europe and will serve as a qualifying event for the top companies to present at the European Venture Contest Final 2020.

 

The Forum's agenda includes 30 presentations by pre-selected companies, discussion panels, keynotes and networking, representing the Raw Materials value chain and market, including executives from leading tech companies, international venture capitalists. The presenting companies will also have the opportunity to benefit from our CEO Masterclasses and workshops (taking place on 23 September).

What Mineral Economics
writes about the 2019 Edition

With more than 400 attendants, 65 speakers from Europe and overseas, more than 200 companies participating of which 35 start-ups, the Raw Materials Summit was the first large conference organised by the EIT RawMaterials. The event gathered participants both from the large European Innovation Community working on innovation and education in the raw materials value chain as well as participants from overseas, to present and discuss the latest developments in innovation and new technologies, new ventures and education in the raw materials value chain ...

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THE PROGRAMME

The RM Summit 2020 programme will include keynotes by prominent speakers from the raw materials value chain, policymakers and representatives of the European Commission,

high-profile entrepreneurs and start-up investors.

Parallel sessions will highlight EIT RawMaterials Lighthouses, strategic innovation programmes that tackle economic, societal and environmental challenges in Europe.

 

 

SUSTAINABLE DISCOVERY AND SUPPLY

Sustainability starts with Europe’s resource potential

  • Sustainable exploration and mining 

  • Digitalization and AI in mining

  • Advanced geological reconnaissance 

  • Efficient mineral processing 

  • Resource efficiency: reduction waste, emissions, water usage and energy consumption

 

SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS FOR FUTURE MOBILITY

Innovation in electrification and lightweight design enabling clean mobility

  • Advanced materials for electric mobility, energy production and storage

  • Advanced materials for lightweight design

  • Substitution of critical raw materials with new advance materials

  • Increased recyclability of materials

 

RAW MATERIALS AND CIRCULAR SOCIETIES 

Closing material loops: a radical shift from linear to circular thinking

  • Increased industrial waste valorisation

  • Technologies and new business models for increased industrial symbiosis

  • Advanced or substitute materials for increased circular use

  • New business models & product design for circularity

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