EIT RAW MATERIALS SUMMIT 2019

The Raw Materials Summit will include keynotes by prominent speakers from the raw materials research and innovation field, representatives of the European Commission, high profile entrepreneurs, startups and investors.

PARALLEL SESSIONS

Besides the keynote speeches, a series of parallel sessions will take place on the following topics (provisional titles):

PS1: Resources: Discovery and Beyond: 

Resources assessment and availability, innovative exploration technologies

PS2: Deep, Intelligent Mining: 

Mining under extreme conditions, deep-sea mining, new technologies for mining

PS3: Minerals Processing and Materials Recycling: 

Increasing resource, energy and water efficiency during raw materials beneficiation

PS4: Advanced Materials – Enablers for Disruptive Innovation:

Lightweight design, additive manufacturing, design of new alloys

PS5: Materials for Future Mobility: 

Challenges for raw materials and new materials for future mobility, including batteries and magnets

PS6: Resource Efficiency Cities: 

Urban and landfill mining, materials flow analysis, circular economy

VENTURE FORUM

Three parallel sessions for startups covering primary and secondary raw materials, as well as new materials and intersecting themes (artificial intelligence, IoT, industry 4.0) pitching their ideas in front of investors.

EDUCATION

Our Talents Exchange will provide the opportunity to students and companies to liaise. Innovative education programmes from the Raw Materials Academy and from our partner universities will be showcased.

 

DAY 1Monday, 20 May 2019

09:00 - 12:00

REGISTRATION

COACHING SESSION - Investments and Growth Academy

12:00 - 13:00

LUNCH

13:00 - 15:00

KEYNOTES

15:00 - 15:30

COFFEE BREAK

15:30 - 18:00

PARALLEL SESSION 1 - Resources, Discovery and Beyond

PARALLEL SESSION 2 - Deep, Intelligent Mining

PARALLEL SESSION 3 - Minerals Processing and Materials Recycling

PARALLEL SESSION 4 - Advanced Materials – Enablers for Disruptive Innovation

Concurrent sessions

18:00 - 20:00

NETWORKING, POSTERS AND BOOTHS

 

DAY 2 – Tuesday, 21 May 2019

09:00 - 10:30

KEYNOTES

09:00 - 14:30

CERA STAKEHOLDERS WORKSHOP

10.30 - 11:00

COFFEE BREAK

11:00 - 12:15

INVESTORS EXCHANGE - Pitching session 1, 2, 3

11:00 - 14:30

SIDE SESSION GERRI

12:15 - 13:15

LUNCH

13:15 - 14:30

INVESTORS EXCHANGE - Pitching session 1, 2,  3

14:30 - 18:00

TALENTS EXCHANGE

INVESTORS SPEED NETWORKING

PARALLEL SESSION 5 - Materials for Future Mobility

14:30 - 17:00

PARALLEL SESSION 6 - Resource Efficiency Cities

SIDE SESSION "Stepping Up International Cooperation" by FORAM Network

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The project Towards a World Forum on Raw Materials (FORAM) (2016-2018) has set up a global platform of international experts and stakeholders that aims at strengthening international cooperation among G20 Member countries as well as other third countries active in the extraction, processing and recycling of mineral raw materials. The project supports the implementation of the Raw Materials Initiative and the Strategic Implementation Plan of the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials. Together with its Advisory Board and the established platform of international experts and stakeholders the FORAM Stakeholders Network has got inputs from more than 200 decision-makers and thought leaders in the sector worldwide.

The following priorities for strengthening international cooperation worldwide have been identified:

• Innovation, security of supply and growth

• Resource-efficiency, environmental and social aspects

• Policies, legal and financial frameworks

• International cooperation and outreach

• Research, capacity building and education

 

The EIT Raw Materials Summit session on “Stepping up International Cooperation” will focus on showcasing best practices in regulatory and financial frameworks for implementing raw materials policies, on national, regional and international levels, not only on primary raw materials but also on secondary raw materials and the circular economy. Promising ways and means for developing public awareness, acceptance and trust (“social development license to operate”), by means of communication, education and capacity building will be addressed.

 

The session will take stock of international initiatives for establishing UN-based conventions or international regulations, on supply-chain transparency, social and environmental standards and policy frameworks, as well as certification schemes to improve responsible mining and sourcing practices, and the potential of raw material sectors to contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

 

Progress made will be reported to the upcoming World Resources Forum 2019, to be held in Geneva, October 22-24, 2019 as well as to the Raw Materials Week, to be held in Brussels, November 18-22, 2019.

17:00 - 18:00

AWARDS VENTURE FORUM

18:00 - 20:00

SOCIAL PROGRAMME

Concurrent sessions

DAY 3 – Wednesday, 22 May 2019

09:00 - 10:30

KEYNOTES

10.30 - 11:00

COFFEE BREAK

09:00 - 11:00

TALENTS EXCHANGE

11:00 - 12:15

H2020 - Research along the Raw Materials Value Chain

SIDE SESSION SUPRIM

MEET THE ALUMNI WORKSHOP - Engage & compete with EIT RM Alumnis in a survival challenge

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This workshop will give you the chance to meet and interact with up to twenty EIT RawMaterials alumni, to participate in a collaborative survival challenge exercise and reflect on the strength of diverse teams. You will be given a real life survival scenario and will have to decide yourself what you would need for survival before working with others in your team to come up with a consensus solution. This is a chance to meet and work with others, including a range of EIT RawMaterials alumni, in an engaging and enjoyable experiment in decision-making in diverse teams.

12:15 - 13:15

LUNCH

13:15 - 14:30

H2020 - Research along the Raw Materials Value Chain

SIDE SESSION SUPRIM

14:30 - 15:30

FINAL ARENA

Concurrent sessions

PROGRAMME COMMITEE MEMBERS:

 

Karl Vranken, VITO, Belgium

Johan Van Boggelen, Tata Steel, The Netherlands
Franco Bonollo, University of Padova, Italy
Etienne Bouyer, CEA, France
Raimo Lahtinen, GTK, Finland
Jens Gutzmer, HZDR, Germany

Radostina Tsenova, TechTour, Bulgaria