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UK TSB Funding Call – “Design Challenges for a Circular Economy”

The TSB is launching a new competition encouraging companies to re-evaluate/redesign their products, components and/or services with materials that can be reused. The competition aims to help establish the ‘circular economy’ where materials are cyclically retained in the e
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Consultative Communication on the Sustainable Use of Phosphorous

The European Commission (EC) is launching a consortium in order to gain perspective/opinions on the current use of phosphorous and ways to improve this efficiency of usage. Phosphorous is an essential and irreplaceable element that has the potential to be utilized in a more specific w
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Rare Earths Symposium Materials

The University of Queensland hosted a one day long Rare Earth Symposium on May 31, 2013. The event consisted of presentations by leading researchers, followed by a workshop designed to generate new research ideas. The attendees included academic researchers, policy makers and industry
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Update – Third EU-US-Japan Trilateral Conference on Critical Materials

The Third EU-US-Japan Trilateral conference on Critical Materials was held in Brussels, Belgium from 29-30 May, 2013. Around 200 participants from a broad range of sectors attended, including government officials as well as representatives from both the business and academic worlds. T
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Upcoming Material and Product Security Workshop

“Mapping the Supply Chain and the Resource Dashboard” This workshop aims to: Launch the Resource Dashboard as part of the delivery of the Defra and BIS Resource Security Action Plan Identify data that can help businesses understand future opportunities and threats Examine
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Wales considers implications of critical raw materials

The latest policy briefing from the Ecodesign Centre in Wales tackles the issue of critical raw materials.  The report comments that the UK economy is not as dependent on importing critical raw materials in comparison to Japan and the US.  However, the report identifies the Advanced M
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CRM_InnoNet meets Materials Scientists at EMRS

The CRM_InnoNet team recently visited the European Materials Research Society spring meeting.  Pablo Tello and Nader Akil from PNO networked with businesses engaged in substitution as a strategy to mitigate critical raw materials-related risks and met the materials science community w
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Job opportunity: Critical raw materials for low-carbon energy technologies

The Joint Research Centre (The EC’s in house science service) is recruiting!  They are seeking a scientist to be responsible for the collection and analysis of information about the supply, utilisation, anticipated demand, market and pricing evolution, recycling and substitution
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Energy and Materials Criticality Workshop

22-25th August 2013, Santorini The aim of this Workshop is to bring together the few world renowned scientists and engineers to discuss current worldwide research on the reduction, substitution and recycling of critical magnetic materials and encourage international collaborations and
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