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
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.
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.
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 ...
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