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Launch of call for new Knowledge and Innovation Community in Raw Materials

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology has launched a call for a Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KIC) in the area of raw material. KICs combine all three sides of the so-called ‘knowledge triangle’: higher education, research and business, and carry out a wide range
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Fifth project newsletter published

In this February 2014 issue you will find: Our featured event: the 2nd Innovation Network Workshop Highlights from a joint industry-academia initiative to address the raw materials challenge A close-up article on our partner VTT A summary of our two supply chain reports on Energy and
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Critical Rare Earth Materials Meeting

21st February 2014 at Bramall Auditorium, University of Birmingham, UK Rare earth elements play a vital role in many industrial sectors including energy generation, aerospace, automotive, electronics and catalysts to name but a few. In recent years the supply of rare earth materials h
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Register today! 2nd Innovation Network Workshop – Brussels May 14, 2014

EVENT  The CRM_InnoNet project funded by the European Commission under the FP7 programme is organizing the second Innovation Network Workshop in the field of substitution of critical raw materials.   Special focus will be given to strategic sectors such as Energy, Transport and ICT wi
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Horizon2020 substitution funding opportunities

Horizon2020 has arrived and there are a number of funding opportunities for those interested in substitution of critical raw materials. As this is a very broad topic, calls on substitution are found in a number of different work programmes. CRM_InnoNet has scoured the Horizon2020 work
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CRM_InnoNet publishes critical raw materials substitution profiles

The CRM_InnoNet consortium has carried out a mapping exercise to produce a ‘critical raw material substitution profile’ for each of the materials listed as critical by the European Commission (the EU-14 list).  Each raw materials profile provides a detailed analysis of the uses and di
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CRM_InnoNet annual update

The CRM_InnoNet team recently all met in Runcorn for an interim meeting.  With 18 partners in the project, it was a full house! CRM_InnoNet has spent the last year completing comprehensive bottom-up and top-down mapping of critical raw materials usage in Europe. Three reports are now
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Yale assess substitutability of 62 metals

Professor Tom Graedel and team at Yale have published work which includes an assessment of the substitutability of 62 metals.  The paper, entitled ‘On the materials basis of modern society,’ was published in PNAS. http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2013/11/27/1312752110 The
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European Raw Materials Information and Brokerage Event

CRM_InnoNet’s latest Innovation Network event was the European Raw Materials Information and Brokerage event.  This networking event aimed at stimulating collaborations between businesses and academia across Europe was held in London at the Department of Business Innovation and
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