Day 1 - 29 September 2020
OPENING OF THE RAW MATERIALS SUMMIT
Launch of the Raw Materials Summit, featuring keynotes and a panel discussion with high-level speakers from the industry and our community. The session will focus on the upcoming response of Europe to the challenges posed Europe’s raw materials dependency towards the full implementation of the European Green Deal.
Introduction: Karin Helmstaedt, Journalist, presenter and moderator
Bernd Schäfer, CEO - EIT RawMaterials
Guillaume Pitron, Journalist, author and documentary maker
The Rare Metals Race: an Unintended Consequence of the Green Energy Transition
Antti Valle, European Commission, DG GROW C.2 Energy Intensive Industries and Raw Materials
Critical Raw Materials Resilience in Europe
Panel Discussion moderated by Karin Helmstaedt with Antti Valle, Guillaume Pitron, Bernd Schäfer
EXPLORATION AND MINING
DIGITALIZATION IN EXPLORATION AND MINING
Ernst & Young, McKinsey and Deloitte, among others, have unveiled that lack of digital solutions and transition of mining industry in this direction will be a major risk, while COVID-19 enhanced this need even more. EIT RawMaterials along with its partners with innovative DNA is steering solutions on this directions. Join the session to witness how digitalization has begun disrupting the mining and exploration industry and how the future looks like. Speakers and discussions will approach the topics both from the policy point of view as well as showing the latest industry developments on how digital technologies are transforming worldwide the raw materials sector towards a more efficient and sustainable industry.
Hilde Van Laere, delegate of the CCMI/EESC Co rapporteur/initiator of the opinion on Digital Mining
Digital mining: New solutions for sustainable production of raw materials.
Toralf Hagenbruch, McKinsey
Digital and artificial intelligence solutions in mining in processing
Roman Krähling, DMT
Monitoring the mining ecosystem
Moritz Von Plate, Hitachi ABB Power Grids
How Human AI can help tackle the challenges of digital transformation
TOWARDS RESILIENT BATTERY MATERIALS SUPPLY CHAINS
The transition to e-mobility will impact the raw materials sectors in a potentially disruptive way: the session will feature several large-scale initiatives to keep Europe at the edge of innovation and will showcase selected successful ongoing innovation and industrial projects.
Philippe Jacques, EMIRI
Prof. Takashi Nakamura, Fukuoka Research Commercialization Center for recycling System and Tohoku University
Real Bottlenecks of Reuse and Recycle of LiB in EV
Marco Evertz, IPCEI Initiative on Batteries
IPCEIs to augment European battery manufacturing
Nicolas Verdier, ERAMET
Battery Raw Materials Supply & the ReLieVe Project
Alexander Palkovsky, Euro Lithium Inc.
The Role of the Valjevo Lithium-Borate Project to a resilient battery materials supply chain, and the secure implementation of the European Green Deal and Digital Transformation
Marco Romero, Euro Manganese Inc.
Green and Made-In-Europe High-Purity Manganese Products – By Recycling Waste!
CIRCULAR ECONOMY: POLICIES AND INNOVATION
Circular Economy (CE) is a key to the deployment of the European Green Deal. Moreover, it is a radical system change that automatically mitigates many of the challenges that the ongoing pandemic is posing (e.g., resilience of the supply chains) and turns them into opportunities for innovation (e.g., dematerialisation). 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. The session intends to give a short but comprehensive outlook on each of these elements, providing some examples of the required changes towards the adoption of a climate-neutral Circular Economy.
Martin Stuchtey, System IQ
The business of resource productivity
Carsten Gerhardt, Kearney
Creating a Circular Valley: the hot spot for Circular Economy
Jan Tytgat, UMICORE
The essential role of Pb in recycling of technology elements
Eric Thelen, EIT Digital
EIT Digital: Digital Technologies for the Circular Economy
Antti Häkkinen, Lappeenranta University of Technology
Urban Infra Revolution
EC/DG Grow: LAUNCH OF THE EUROPEAN RAW MATERIALS ALLIANCE
Strengthening industrial ecosystems in Europe.
With an initial focus on rare earths and permanent magnets
Andreas Klossek, EIT RawMaterials
Maros Sefkovic, European Commission
POST ERMA LAUNCH STAKEHOLDERS DISCUSSION
Day 2 - 30 September 2020
INTRODUCTION TO DAY 2
OPENING OF THE
Materialising the Green Deal
Keynote and panel discussion on the opportunities for high-impact start-ups and scale-ups in the raw materials value chain.
William Stevens, TechTour
Andreas Klossek, EIT RawMaterials - COO
Opportunities Ahead by Hosting partners
David Breukelman, Business Arts Inc.
Miquel Ballester Salva, Fairphone
Fairphone as success story
Q&A from all participants
SecREEts POLICY COUNCIL - Materialising the Green Deal
Realising the EU Green Deal will require European industries to step up their production in a wide variety of fields ranging from energy to mobility, leading to a soaring demand in critical materials, including rare earth elements. How can the European Union best support the establishment of a secure and stable supply of these raw materials? In this session organised by the Horizon 2020 project SecREEts, we will discuss the needs of European industries and how to best address them.
Martin Watson, Prospex Institute
Maria Sunér Fleming – CEO of the Swedish Mining Association
Evangelos Tzimas, European Commission
Cecilia Mattea, Transport & Environment
Milan Grohol, DG GROW, European Commission
Roland Gauß, EIT RawMaterials
Arne Petter Ratvik, SINTEF
Carlo Burkhardt, Hochschule Pforzheim
DMT GROUP PANEL
DMT GROUP PANEL Sustainability, Exploration and Operations
DMT GROUP is a leading and independent, globally active engineering service provider and consulting company in the raw materials, energy, infrastructure and civil engineering as well as plant and process engineering markets. DMT is actively and continuously developing innovative and robust solutions in the raw materials sector, and is contributing to numerous international innovation projects funded by the European Union.
We present these three current innovation projects the panel:
NEXT – Development of cost-efficient and sensitive new exploration technologies
NEXT will develop new geomodels, novel sensitive exploration techniques and data analysis methods, which together are fast, cost-efficient, environmentally safe and potentially more socially accepted.
Speaker: Torsten Gorka
CERA – A holistic certification scheme for raw materials
CERA is a new standardized certification scheme that ensures the environmental, social and economic sustainability in mining, processing, trading and of all mineral resources. The presentation will introduce the system and report on the first practical experiences.
Speaker: Andreas Hucke
HoloMine – Realizing the Potential of Augmented Reality in Mining
Mine digitalization (Mining 4.0) is identified as key technology for success, while Mixed Reality (MR) is the most promising way to enable users to leverage all benefits to improve operational efficiencies, by integration of real world and virtual world in one 3D/4D environment.
Speaker: Ben Wolters
1, 2, 3
VENTURE FORUM E-PITCHES SESSION 1
Sustainable Discovery and Supply
VENTURE FORUM E-PITCHES SESSION 2
Raw Materials and Circular Societies
VENTURE FORUM E-PITCHES SESSION 3
Sustainable Materials for Future Mobility
SOCIAL LICENSE TO OPERATE
Session covering the critical issue of how to improve acceptance and community engagement of new mining projects: we will showcase best practices and selected successful cases.
Pamela Lesser, University of Lapland
Masuma Farooki, Minehutte
ESG Ratings, Investor Standards and the SLO; What Counts?
Tobias Kind, World Wide Fund For Nature
Between Profits and Losses. Environmental and social impacts in areas of mining
Anders Forsgren, BOLIDEN
Ferdinand Maubrey, RCS Global
DISRUPTIVE MATERIALS TECHNOLOGIES
New materials modelling approaches are paving the way to the introduction of advanced materials with unprecedented properties. We will showcase examples of new materials disruptions, giving the possibility to obtain improved mechanical, electrical and magnetic properties.
Prof. Tejs Vegge, Danish Technical University
BIG-MAP: Battery Interface Genome – Materials Acceleration Platform
Prof. Elvira Fortunato, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Sustainable materials for low cost and flexible electronics
Joachim Antonissen, Guaranteed
From Additive Manufacturing to Functionally Graded Materials
Maximilian Fries, Magnotherm
Facing the cold crunch: can magnetic cooling make a difference
ADVANCED METALLURGICAL PROCESSING
Resource efficiency, waste minimization, CO2 emissions reduction, process optimization, value chains simplification, processing digitalization are the trends of metallurgical processing to meet the environmental, social, economic and overall Green Deal requirements in the short and long term future. The session will show case industrial applied innovations on this direction in the mining, in the processing and in the recycling parts of the value chain.
Michael Missalla, Outotec
Efthymios Balomenos, Aluminium of Greece
Scandium Extraction from Bauxite Residue using Sulfuric Acid and a Composite Extractant-Enhanced Ion-Exchange Polymer Resin. Pilot Scale Results
Lance Christodoulou, Harrison Law & Bartosz Dabrowski
A summary of pilot testing campaigns using the REFLUX™ Flotation Cell showing enhanced kinetic performance
Carl De Maré, ArcelorMittal
Emission reduction via CO2 to bio-ethanol conversion
H2020 – Innovations and innovators along the raw materials value chain
After an introduction by EU representatives on the role of innovation in EU research funding, in H2020 and in the future Horizon Europe, the 1st part of the session will be the occasion to engage with beneficiaries of H2020 projects with a high innovation potential and capacity. In the 2nd part of the session, H2020 and EIT RawMaterials projects will be presented as examples of synergies to boost and scale-up innovative results along the raw materials value chain.
EIT RAW MATERIALS
THE POWER OF STORY WORKSHOP
An entertaining but informative workshop with an introduction to a new skill. You will hear how we are all 'hard-wired' for story, and learn how you can use storytelling to deliver change in your industry or organisation. We'll also give you an introduction on how to use the 'Lean Story Canvas' to make your strategic communications more effective. Target audience includes entrepreneurs, industry professionals, policy makers, students, and researchers. The EIT RawMaterials Alumni Board will also quickly showcase the activities and opportunities for stakeholders.
Will Hill, Stronger Stories - Creative Director
Ali Hassan, EIT RawMaterials Alumni Board - President
Francisco Veiga Simão, EIT RawMaterials Alumni Board - Industry Chair
THE FUTURE OF WORK
Explore the future of work in a green digital economy, and how individuals and companies can prepare for it.
Lucy Crane, Cornish Lithium
Casper Edmonds, International Labour Organisation
EARTH OBSERVATION APPLICATION TO RM
We will show the opportunities offered by EITRM’s beachhead RawMatCop programme, which is opening new opportunities for innovation in the raw materials sector driven by the use of satellite observations.
Dr. Zoltan Bartolis, Europen Space Agency
Dr. Carsten Laukamp, CSIRO Mineral Resources
Dr. Ignasi Vilajosana, CEO Worldsensing
Irene Benito, EIT RawMaterials
Dr. Gerardo Herrera, DG GROW RawMaterials Unit
Massimiliano Vitale, Planet
for R&I proposals
We will show the funding opportunities offered by the pan-European network ERA-MIN3 to support the transition of linear raw material values chains to a circular economy model.
Holger Grünewald, Project Management Jülich/ ERA-MIN 2 EU Project