PROGRAMME

Highlights

Day 1

17 June 2021

TIMELINE

09:00 – 09:30

OPENING

Initial opening session with overall vision of EITM as enabler of innovation and education for the raw materials and advanced materials sector and showcasing of success stories of innovation and entrepreneurship.

Speakers

  • Bernd Schäfer, CEO, EIT RawMaterials​

  • Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth

  • Q&A, moderated by Karin Helmstaedt

09:30 – 11:00

EDUCATION AND INNOVATION SESSION

Keynote from high-level EU politicians. Presentations on education and startup innovation success stories. Panel on how the interplay between education, innovation, entrepreneurship and technology can activate Europe’s raw materials sector to enable the EU Green Deal.

Proposed speakers list

  • Didier Zimmermann, Education and Innovation Director, EIT RawMaterials

  • Elisabeth Clausen, Director at Institute for Advanced Mining Technologies (AMT) at RWTH Aachen University

  • Start-up success stories

    • Mari Tenhunen, CEO, TimeGate Instruments  

    • Martyna Szydlowska, CEO, Fractuscan

    • Frank Jackel, CEO, Metalshub

    • Iakovos Yakoumis, CEO, Monolithos Catalysts & Recycling

    • Frédéric Goettmann, President and CTO, Extracthive

  • ​Panel Discussion

11:00 – 11:30

BREAK

11:30 – 13:00

EUROPEAN RAW MATERIALS ALLIANCE (ERMA) SESSION

Discussion on how Europe is tackling the challenge of securing access to sustainable raw materials, advanced materials, and industrial processing know-how through the European Raw Materials Alliance.

  • Thierry Breton, European Commissioner for Internal Market

  • Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič, European Commission - confirmed

  • Bernd Schäfer, EIT RawMaterials – CEO EIT RawMaterials

  • Industry vision:

    • Christel Bories, CEO, ERAMET

    • Jan Moström, CEO, LKAB

    • Javier Targhetta, President, Atlantic Copper

    • An Steegen, CTO, Umicore

  • Panel Discussion

13:00 – 14:00

BREAK FOR LUNCH

14:00 – 15:30

PARAGIGM SHIFT IN CIRCULAR ECONOMY

Circular Economy (CE) is a key to the deployment of the European Green Deal. We will have the view on the subject from leading raw materials industries and main trend-makers in the field of Circular Economy. For the deployment of a Circular Economy, the interplay between different elements such as policy and regulations, technological innovation in industrial processes and digitalisation as well as innovative approaches to create thriving ecosystems is required.

  • Moderator - (Karl Vranken)

  • Janez Potočnik , Co-Chair of UN International Resource Panel

  • Carlos Rich OR Irene Ruiz, Atlantic Copper

  • Olivier Brousse, Senior Executive Vice President Strategy & Innovation, Veolia

  • Erwin Coolen, Director, ECHT

  • Frédéric Carencotte, Founder, CARESTER 

  • Panel discussion

15:30 – 15:45

WRAP UP AND CLOSING 

Day 2 - 24 September 2020

TIMELINE

08:30

#INVESTMENTTRACK

VENTURE FORUM

09:00

#INVESTMENTTRACK

PITCHING

SESSION 1

Sustainable

Primary

Sourcing

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12:30

LUNCH BREAK

13:30

#INVESTMENTTRACK

PITCHING

SESSION 1

Sustainable

Primary

Sourcing

#INVESTMENTTRACK

PITCHING
SESSION 2

Future

Mobility

#INNVESTMENTTRACK

PITCHING
SESSION 3

Raw Materials

and

Circular Economy

15:00

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#INNOVATIONTRACK

PRACTICES AND POLICIES ON

CRM TOWARDS THE

EU GREEN DEAL

Rare Earths and the

EU Green Deal:

what policies for what purposes

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15:30

14:30

Speakers

Speakers TBA

#INNOVATIONTRACK

SUPPLY CHAIN

MNG. FOR CRM

Speakers

Michael Lan, RREUSE

Marjana Dermelj, Slovenian Government

Teuvo Uusitalo, VTT

More speakers TBA

#INNOVATIONTRACK

CIRCULAR

ECONOMY: BUSINESS & INCENTIVES

Speakers

Speakers TBA

#INNOVATIONTRACK

EARTH OBSERVATION FOR RAW MATERIALS

Speakers

Speakers TBA

#INNOVATIONTRACK

EBRD:

FINANCING OF

INNOVATION FOR

GREENER AND

SAFER MINING

Speakers

Pamela Lesser, University of Lapland

Masuma Farooki, MineHutte

Tobias Kind, World Wildlife Fund

Michael Tost, University Leoben

Piet Wostyn, University Leuven

#INNOVATIONTRACK

SLO

SESSION

17:00

15:00

#INVESTMENTTRACK

INVESTORS-STARTUPS MATCHMAKING

17:30

#EDUCATIONTRACK

ALUMNI WORKSHOP

18:30

NETWORKING CRUISE DINNER

22:00

Day 3 - 25 September 2020

TIMELINE

09:00

Speakers

Lucy Crane, Cornish Lithium

Ivan Ostrowicz, Hachette Livre (e-learning division)

#EDUCATIONTRACK

KEYNOTES

10:00

11:30

COFFEE BREAK

12:00

Speaker

Åsa Gabrielsson, Epiroc

#EDUCATIONTRACK

L&E

SESSION 2

Speakers

Speakers TBA

#INNOVATIONTRACK

EASME SESSION

13:00

LUNCH BREAK

14:00

#EDUCATIONTRACK

TALENT EXCHANGE

16:00