ETP SMR Stakeholder event

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 00:00
Brussels, Belgium

Due to the potential difficulties Europe is facing in maintaining its necessary supply of mineral resources and the growing efforts to address this issue, the European Technology Platform on Sustainable Mineral Resources has decided to organise a Stakeholder Forum entitled “From harsh environment to high tech solutions”.

The event will take place on the 5 September 2012 from 9.30 until 17.00 in Brussels, at the Academie Royale des Science.

The purpose of the event is to deepen the dialogue on necessary actions to secure European raw materials supply through research and innovation. The event will  showcase how successful research projects involving members of the ETP SMR have already developed innovative tools that are beginning to make a difference to the industry, and the on-going research that hopes to provide breakthrough solutions in the coming  years.

The Stakeholder Forum will also enhance preparations for the collaboration for upcoming research programmes and other EU initiatives (Horizon 2020, EIP on Raw Materials, ERA-MIN).

The European Technology Platform on Sustainable Mineral Resources (ETP SMR), established in 2005 and offi cially recognised by the Commission since September 2008, unites many stakeholders from the raw materials extractive and recycling industry, the research community, regulators, consumers and civil society to reach a smart, sustainable and inclusive European economy whilst maintaining competitiveness on the global market.