#VERAM2050 Final Conference – Post-event report

The Final Conference of the VERAM Horizon 2020 project took place in Brussels on 17 April 2018. This project brought together diverse stakeholders – including five European Technology Platforms (ETPs): Sustainable Minerals Resources, Forest, Construction, Sustainable Chemistry and Advanced Materials – to produce a medium-term (2030) Vision and a longer-term (2050) Strategic Research and Innovation…

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Just released: Research and Innovation Roadmap 2050

On 17 April 2018, the final conference of the VERAM project marked the dissemination of a common Research and Innovation Roadmap 2050, jointly developed by the European raw material sectors. With close to 180 concrete activities, crosscutting minerals, metals and the biotic raw materials and value chains, it is the only European research and innovation…

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Meet the VERAM partners

TECNALIA Tecnalia is a private, non‐profit technological research centre based in the Basque Country of northern Spain. It was created in 2011 by merging eight research organisations to work towards the common goal of generating and developing business opportunities through applied research. Tecnalia has established different lines of research covering new materials, waste, energy efficiency…

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Nine New Critical Materials

In 2017, nine critical raw materials were added to the EU’s Critical Raw Materials list. While the 27 materials that made the list are all “critical”, we have selected another three of the new additions, which stand out as of particular importance to current and future European societal needs. Hafnium – high-temperature alloys and ceramics…

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Towards a roadmap to success: a dedicated workshop gave the roadmap its final touch

Raw material stakeholders have played an active role in shaping the research and innovation roadmap throughout the VERAM project. Following a broad stakeholder consultation conducted in autumn 2017, a dedicated workshop brought the project partners and experts together with a decisive task to translate the stakeholder input into a concise roadmap that represents the main…

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Nine New Critical Raw Materials

In 2017, nine critical raw materials were added to the EU’s Critical Raw Materials list. While the 27 materials that have made the list are all “critical”, we have selected another three of the new additions, which stand out as of particular importance to current and future European societal needs. Bismuth – application in medicines…

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Meet the VERAM Partners

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd is the leading research and technology company in the Nordic countries. The centre uses its research and knowledge to provide expert services for domestic and international customers and partners, and serves both private and public sectors. VTT has an established role in…

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Interview with Dirk Nelen: Leading VERAM activities on defining the playing field

Dirk Nelen holds a MSc in Bioscience Engineering. He has extensive experience of working as an environmental consultant in South America, and later on involvement in numerous nationally and EU funded projects and studies for policy support in the area of sustainable materials management as a senior researcher at the Flemish Institute for Technological Research…

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