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Substitution of Critical Raw Materials – Importance for European Electronics Industry Workshop

Critical raw materials – The hidden risk in the technologies enabling modern electronics Date: 6th October 2014 | Venue: SEMICON Europa, Alpexpo, Conference Room Chartreuse, Avenue Innsbruck, 38100 Grenoble, France • Are you aware of the threats and opportunities related to availabili
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Invitation to the ERECON Final Conference – 16th October, Politecnico di Milano

The conference will bring together an international audience of key stakeholders and decision makers in business and policy. This will be an opportunity to present the main findings from the work carried out by European Rare Earths Competency Network and discuss how best to ensure the
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World-first graphene-rubber sensors could be used in medicine, automotive and aeronautical industries

Researchers at AMBER, the Science Foundation Ireland funded materials science centre, and the School of Physics, Trinity College Dublin, have discovered a method of creating wearable sensors by adding graphene to shop-bought rubber bands; the first time this has ever been achieved wor
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Replacing platinum in catalysts

One of the main limitations of renewable energy sources is their reliance on technologies that require platinum-group metals, but replacing these materials could provide a solution. Rachel Lawler reports. Platinum, palladium, rhodium, iridium, ruthenium and osmium are the six least-ab
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Upcoming Horizon2020 funding for substitution projects

There are a number of upcoming funding opportunities for those interested in substitution of critical raw materials.  As substitution is a very broad topic, calls on substitution are found in different work programmes. Topic Scope Identifier Pillar Call Deadline URL Materials under ex
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Seventh project newsletter is now public

In this August issue you will find: An article about the 2nd Innovation Network Workshop: summary and way forward A short summary of the CRM_InnoNet Vision Workshop Policy news: link to the revised list of the CRMs published by the European Commission in May 2014 An article about the
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LET’S 2014 – Leading Enabling Technologies for Societal Challenges

LET’S 2014 is an international Conference organised in the context of the Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, with the Patronage of the Ministry of Education, and supported by European Union Funding for Research and Innovation. The 3 days conference includes sessi
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Defining ‘critical’ raw materials

Raw materials are fundamental to Europe’s economy, and they are essential for maintaining and improving our quality of life. Recent years have seen a rapid growth in the number of materials used across products. Securing reliable and undistorted access of certain raw materials is of g
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20 critical raw materials – major challenge for EU industry

The European Commission presented today (26 May 2014) a revised list of Critical Raw Materials. The 2014 list includes 13 of the 14 materials identified in the previous list of 2011, with only tantalum moving out of the list (due to a lower supply risk). Six new materials appear on th
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