VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd is the leading research and technology company in the Nordic countries. We use our research and knowledge to provide expert services for our domestic and international customers and partners, and for both private and public sectors.  We use 4,000,000 hours of brainpower a year to develop new technological solutions.



VITO is a leading European independent research and consultancy centre in the areas of cleantech and sustainable development, elaborating solutions for the grand societal challenges of tomorrow: climate change, food security, energy supply, population growth, and resources criticality.  


The FNR (Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe e.V.) was founded in 1993 as a government initiative intended to support research and development projects in the area of renewable resources. As a project managing organisation, the FNR answers to the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL). Tasks of FNR include the promotion of research and development as well as the use of renewable resources, information and public relations, as well as co-operation on a European and international level.


Università Politecnica delle Marche (UNIVPM) consists of 5 faculties, Engineering, Medicine, Economics, Agriculture and Sciences, organized  in 12 Departments. The Engineering Faculty will be involved in the project with the Department of Materials, Environmental Sciences and Urban Planning (SIMAU) and the Department of Industrial Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (DIISM).
UNIVPM, being Co-Leader with Heidelberg Cement of the MATERIALS&SUSTAINABILITY Committee of the European Construction Technology Platform (ECTP), will represent ECTP and the building materials manufacturers in the Consortium, guaranteeing proper diffusion and information in the Roadmap and the project activities in general.


The European Technology Platform on Sustainable Mineral Resources (ETP SMR) is an association of entities operating in the Mineral Resources Research and Innovation sector in different areas along the value chain, from exploration to extraction, processing, recycling. The ETP SMR members are major players from Industry, Research Institutes, Geological Surveys, Academia, and National and European Associations. They are united to address the future technological and societal challenges of the minerals sector, in order to jointly act towards a common vision.
EuroGeoSurveys (EGS), The Geological Surveys of Europe, is a non-profit organisation representing 37 National Geological Surveys and some regional Surveys in Europe, with an overall workforce of several thousand experts. EuroGeoSurveys provides public Earth science knowledge to support the EU’s competitiveness, social well-being, environmental management and international commitments.


The Project Management Agency Juelich implements research and innovation funding programmes on behalf of public authorities, e.g. the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. It coordinates R&I programmes for a wide range of thematic areas including raw materials and resource efficiency. Complementary to its core business Juelich develops innovation strategies and funding concepts. 


D’Appolonia S.p.A., part of the RINA Group, is the largest fully independent Italian firm providing consulting & engineering services to Clients belonging both to the public and the private sector. D’Appolonia asset is based on a team of engineers, consultants, designers, planners and specialists supporting public and private Clients, providing a wide range of services covering the whole project life cycle from feasibility and specialized technical studies to conceptual and detailed design, prototyping and testing, project management, site engineering as well as operation and maintenance management. DAPP Strategy and New Product Development division has established expertise in the support to projects in the field of raw materials, along the whole chain of the materials: from their exploration and extraction, to the processing, recycling and substitution. In particular, the application of circular economy processes, and consultancy projects successfully run for the application of these concepts into real industrial applications, has ensured the development of concepts and real plant upscale opportunities.


The Forest-based Sector Technology Platform (FTP) is an industry-led European Technology Platform. It strives to advance the competitiveness and sustainability of the European forest-based sector by making possible a coordinated approach to research and innovation. FTP mobilises all major actors of the European forest-based value-chain under one Vision and one Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda. 



Cefic is the forum and the voice of the chemical industry in Europe. As the voice of the European chemical industry, Cefic is a committed partner to EU policymakers, facilitating dialogue with industry and sharing our broad-based expertise. We represent 29,000 large, medium and small chemical companies in Europe, which directly provide 1.2 million jobs and account for 17% of world chemical production. Based in Brussels since our founding in 1972, we interact every day on behalf of our members with international and EU institutions, non-governmental organisations, the international media, and other stakeholders.



TECNALIA  is one of the most important non-profit applied research centre in Europe. We are 1,400 people on staff, along 22 headquarters, identifying and developing comprehensive technological solutions for 4,049 clients. TECNALIA “Inspiring Business” means that TECNALIA transforms technology into GDP. Comprehensive, personalized and multi-disciplinary technological solutions turn into business opportunities to overcome the challenges of our society: Low Carbon Energy, Climate Change, Sustainable Transport, Factory of the Future, Ageing, Digital and Hyperconnected World, the Future of the Cities; for an economic and social development of our society and the improvement of people’s quality of life

Center for Scientific Research

The National Center for Scientific Research, or CNRS, is a public organization under the responsibility of the French Ministry of Education and Research. It is the main organization for scientific research in France with more than 30 000 scientists and support staff. CNRS carries out research in all fields of knowledge through its 10 thematic institutes, out of which the Institute for Earth Sciences is mainly addressing issues related to mineral resources. As coordinator of the Network on the Industrial Handling of Raw Materials for European Industries – ERA-MIN project (2011-2015), CNRS is representing the ERA-MIN network in VERAM.