World’s largest innovation community in the raw materials sector
EIT RawMaterials, initiated and funded by the EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology), a body of the European Union, is the largest consortium in the raw materials sector worldwide. Its vision is to develop raw materials into a major strength for Europe. Its mission is to enable sustainable competitiveness of the European minerals, metals and materials sector along the value chain by driving innovation, education and entrepreneurship.
EIT RawMaterials unites more than 120 core and associate partners and over 180 project partners from leading industries, universities, research and technology organisations from more than 20 EU countries.
EIT RawMaterials aims at significantly enhancing innovation in the raw materials sector by sharing knowledge, information and expertise: Entrepreneurs, Start-ups and SMEs receive funding and support through its partner’s network and collaboration activities.
EIT RawMaterials has six Innovation Hubs, called Co-Location Centers (CLCs) that represent regional ecosystems connecting business, research and education.