PROGRAMME

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

17 June 2021

TIMELINE

09:00 – 09:30

OPENING PLENARY

Big challenges need big ideas! Innovation, education, entrepreneurship: for the minerals, metals and advanced materials sector to facilitate the coming green and digital transformations, we must harness the power of these across the whole raw materials value chain.

Speakers

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

  • Bernd Schäfer, CEO and Managing Director, EIT RawMaterials

  • Discussion moderated by Karin Helmstaedt, Journalist, Deutsche Welle

09:30 – 11:00

EDUCATION AND INNOVATION IN RAW MATERIALS

Big ideas need innovators! For the raw materials sector of tomorrow to take shape, we need to equip the students and professionals of today with new skills. How can we ensure that we are educating future changemakers with the skills needed to innovate and become the next generation of entrepreneurial champions who will help solve our greatest societal challenges? Join the discussion and get inspired by the innovation journeys of leading EIT RawMaterials start-ups and scale-ups.  

Speakers

 

  • 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)

Innovators need allies! The European Raw Materials Alliance (ERMA) was established in 2020 to secure access to critical and strategic raw materials, advanced materials, and processing know-how for EU industrial ecosystems. Find out from top policymakers and industry executives how ERMA is tackling the challenge and what’s in the investment pipeline of our Alliance. 

Speakers

  • Maroš Šefčovič, European Commission Vice-President for Interinstitutional Relations and Foresight

  • Thierry Breton, European Commissioner for Internal Market

  • Bernd Schäfer, CEO and Managing Director, EIT RawMaterials

  • Industry vision:

    • Christel Bories, CEO, ERAMET

    • Jan Moström, CEO, LKAB

    • Javier Targhetta, President, Atlantic Copper; Senior Vice President Marketing & Sales, Freeport-McMoRan

    • An Steegen, CTO, Umicore

  • Panel Discussion

13:00 – 14:00

BREAK FOR LUNCH

14:00 – 15:30

PARADIGM SHIFT IN CIRCULAR ECONOMY

Going full circle – together! Creating a Circular Economy is vital to the success of the EU Green Deal. However, to make it happen, a successful interplay between policy, regulation, process innovation and new business approaches is key. Hear from leading raw materials experts, industrialists and trend-setters on Europe’s Road to a truly green and circular economy. 

Speakers

  • Moderator - Karl Vrancken, Research Manager Sustainable Materials, VITO

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

  • Carlos Rich, Strategy Officer and Director International Division, Atlantic Copper

  • Sven Saura, VP Recycling, Veolia

  • Erwin Coolen, Director, ECHT

  • Frédéric Carencotte, Founder, CARESTER 

  • Panel discussion

15:30 – 15:45

WRAP UP AND CLOSING