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CERA Stakeholders Workshop

Day 2 - 21 May 2019 - from 09:00 to 14:30 - Room Rubin

The "market" for certification systems for the sustainable production of raw materials is currently partly confusing, not harmonised and characterised by proprietary, mostly very specific systems. This is particularly difficult and unsatisfactory for OEMs and customers. To counteract this problem, the CERA project was initiated with the financial support of EIT RawMaterials. The aim in developing CERA is to contribute to market harmonisation and at the same time to create a certification system that optimally serves the various stakeholder interests. The CERA standard is characterised by a number of unique features. Thus it can be used globally, is valid to all raw materials, all company sizes and can be applied across the entire upstream value chain. This combination is new and unique in raw material certification.

The overall CERA certification system consists of four partial standards that partly build on each other and offer different advantages to the various interest groups. In detail, these are:

1. the CERA Performance Standard

2. the CERA Chain of Custody Standard

3. the CERA Readiness Standard

4. the CERA Final Product Standard

For each value-added actor there is thus an optimally tailored partial standard. The recognition of existing (serious) standards creates a system with which all supplier assessments can be mapped and which, for example, enables participating companies to implement sustainability management more easily.

The first partial standard, the CERA Performance Standard, is currently about to be published and can already be discussed and commented on publicly before the workshop. The aim of the stakeholder workshop at the EIT Raw Materials Summit is to discuss the CERA system as a whole and the CERA Performance Standard in detail. The workshop is intended to give interested stakeholders the opportunity to intensively contribute to the design and orientation of the CERA certification system.

For organisational reasons, registration is required for the CERA Stakeholder Workshop. Please use the following link: Here you will also find the link to download the workshop agenda.

Workshop Outotec
"Possibilities for business – service-based entrepreneurship"

Day 2 - 21 May 2019 - from 14:30 to 16:00 - Room Jade

When analyzing new business around services, out of the box thinking is needed. Things that can be done in another way, more efficient.


It is also important to remember the lifecycle approach in the service offerings. In Outotec for example we have: Advisory Services, Maintenance Services, Operations Services, Remote Services, Spare and Wear Parts, Training Services, Upgrades. So, services can be different, based on the progress of the operations (implementation, continuous operation, mature phase, need of productivity improvement). In addition, Digitalization is bringing new services like availability increase, performance services through optimization, etc.


However, when analyzing service business, most businesses have started small. From ideas. Some being ideas of service offerings that improve or enhance something. In time, businesses grow and might be integrated into a larger business. Larger companies themselves have at one point the need of smaller companies, able to bring in some specific know-how. And they might engage into a common project generating other business possibilities, with additional ideas. That can start growing. And the circle of ideas is closing.


This workshop presents examples for this circle, coming together for creating more sustainable processes.  



1. Introduction: Service-based Entrepreneurship

2. Launchpad Falmouth: How to turn ideas to business, a concept presentation

3. Example idea ProdEYE (

4. Example Predict, their way from start-up to a large group by services offerings

5. MONICALC, a project funded by EIT generating additional ideas for further business (Outotec, Imerys, Predict, Aalto University, TU Delft, University of Exeter)

Side Session SUPRIM
"Practitioner stakeholder workshop on an enhanced LCA methodology for Resources"

Day 3 - 22 May 2019 - from 11:00 to 16:30 - Room Turmalin

SUPRIM stands for SUstainable management of PRIMary raw materials through a better approach in Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment. It is a 3 years EIT Raw Materials Project that will offer solutions and services to address impacts of resource use in sustainability assessments in the raw materials sector.


Sustainable management of raw materials through the product life cycles and the various value chains is now more than ever on the European agenda. This is largely due to misunderstandings about scarcity of metal and mineral resources within and outside of Europe.

Industries as well as academia are continuously trying to improve the methodology to assess the sustainability of products and their use of the materials they are made of. 


One of the ways to assess this has been life cycle analysis and assessment. Not only should it allow assessing inputs and outputs in a transparent and scientific way, but it should allow communicating the results in a reasonably comprehensible way. 

Natural resource availability, accessibility, exploration and extraction are starting concepts in this life cycle approach and are therefore key elements which need to be adequately understood and reflected in the overall analysis. This project is about enhancing the existing methodology and ensuring exactly that.


SUPRIM Practitioner stakeholder workshop on an enhanced LCA methodology for Resources will take place on 22nd May 2019 as a side session of the Raw Materials Summit 2019. The SUPRIM workshop will focus on preliminary results of SUPRIM’s consensus-based search for an LCIA method for abiotic resource use, data concerns of researches, concerns and interests of practitioners and clients.


Key speakers:

Prof. Dr. ir. Jo Dewulf, Department of Green Chemistry and Technology (Ghent University, Belgium)

Dr. ir. Jeroen Guinée, associate professor at the Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML) (Leiden University in The Netherlands)

Tobias C. Kampmann, post-doctoral researcher in Ore Geology (Luleå University of Technology (LTU), Sweden)


For Workshop registration please click here.

Meet the Alumni Workshop

Engage & compete with EIT RawMaterials Alumni in a survival challenge

Day 3 - 22 May 2019 - from 11:00 to 14:30 - Room TBA

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.

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