Registration is open for the VERAM Experts’ Workshop, Europe 2050 – Preparing a Research & Innovation Roadmap for Raw Materials, which will be held at Orega – EU District in Brussels on 13 June 2017.
Partners of the EU project VERAM – Vision and Roadmap for European Raw Materials will explore opportunities and develop solutions to help shape the landscape of European raw materials research and innovation towards 2050.
The event will be hosted with a view towards the next EU Research and Innovation Framework Programme (FP9), and the new mandate of the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials (EIP RM) undertaken by the Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW).
Innovation in raw material value chains remains untapped despite the sector’s great potential. A long-term vision and roadmap to 2050 is crucial to achieve European economic growth and restructuring. Therefore, a more coordinated approach towards raw materials management will help reduce external supply dependency and lead to an efficient use of resources, improve the competitiveness of EU industry, and its environmental impact and eco-efficiency.
Participants will actively contribute to the selection process of the most relevant Research and Innovation Activities required to achieve the sector’s goals. Experts in biotic and abiotic raw materials from across Europe will moderate interactive sessions to explore the technological, environmental and business related sector objectives needed to overcome the challenges in:
– transforming the EU’s supply of raw materials into a sustainable and knowledge-based model;
– setting efficient and smart manufacturing, processing and refining processes;
– providing raw materials for new applications and products;
– and maximising closed loop material recycling.
Don’t miss the opportunity to have your say on the future of research and innovation for raw materials!
For any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the workshop organisation team:
Mr Patrick Wall: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms Thais Mattos: email@example.com
Places are limited.