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Work package 3 is led by Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI.

Work Package 3 will provide a systematic overview of critical raw materials and the current possibilities for substitution to answer questions such as where are critical raw materials used and what are current and possible viable substitutes. Also covered will be an analysis of EU and national policies that can influence activities in the field of substitution of critical raw materials (e.g. which countries have a policy on critical raw materials and what does it say about substitution? Is research funding available)? The results of the Work Package are useful for identifying relevant applications and ultimately companies and research institutions to participate in the Pole of Excellence.

Main objectives:

  • Provide overview of critical raw materials and related technologies suitable for substitution efforts.
  • Chart and monitor the policy landscape regarding critical raw material substitution in the EU.

Key activities:

  • Revise, update and provide more detail on the current substitutability of critical raw materials compared to the EU Criticality Assessment from 2010.
  • Identify applications of critical raw materials suitable for substitution efforts.
  • Map the policies of EU and EU Member States related to substitution of critical raw materials.

How to get involved?

If you are interested in contributing to this Work Package, please send an email to luis.tercero@isi.fraunhofer.de