The summit program will include keynotes by prominent speakers from the raw materials research field, representatives of the EU Commission, high profile entrepreneurs and start-up investors.
Monday, 18 May
Wednesday, 20 May
THE INNOVATION TRACK
The event will focus on key technologies and digital solutions against the background of the following three strategic Lighthouse Programs defined by EIT RawMaterials:
SUSTAINABLE DISCOVERY AND SUPPLY
Sustainable Exploration and Mining
Digitalization and AI in mining
Advanced geological reconnaissance
Efficient mineral processing
Resource Efficiency: reduction waste and emissions & usage water and energy
SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS FOR FUTURE 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
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
PARALLEL SESSIONS & KEYNOTES
THE INVESTMENT TRACK
Raw Materials STARTUP VILLAGE and a 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 18 May).
STARTUP VILLAGE & VENTURE FORUM
THE EDUCATION TRACK
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.