Raw Materials and Circular Societies Prize – CRM for a green and digital future

Euromines is a proud partner of the Raw Materials and Circular Societies Prize that was just launched by the EIT RawMaterials in collaboration with the WEEE Forum and EYDE Cluster. The aim is to discover ground-breaking solutions for an efficient and sustainable supply of critical and strategic raw materials from secondary sources. These solutions are urgently needed to meet Europe’s demand for a green and circular economy.

There are three different categories of solutions, and the winning idea under each category will receive €10,000. In addition, they can join one of EIT RawMaterials leading support initiatives for entrepreneurs and innovators.

The three categories are:

  • Supply of secondary Critical Raw Materials (CRMs) and Strategic Raw Materials (SRMs) through the valorisation of mining tailings
  • Supply of secondary CRMs and SRMs through the valorisation of industrial wastes
  • Supply of secondary CRMs and SRMs through the recycling of end-of-life products

Are you an entrepreneur who wants to be at the forefront of Europe’s green and circular transition?

Do you have a new innovative solution to bring critical raw materials back into the European production loop?

Submit your idea by 18 September to the Raw Materials and Circular Societies Prize to win €10,000 and bring your solution to the market.

You can submit your application following the link below by 23:59 (CET) Sunday 18 September 2022.


Key Dates

  • Deadline for submitting business ideas: 18 September 2022, 23:59 CET
  • Selection of ideas and notification of decision: by mid-October
  • Pitching contest and Award ceremony: October-November 2022

In case of applications by a team, the participants must appoint a contact person to represent them before EIT RawMaterials. Applications must be submitted by the contact person.

Read the details on the EIT RawMaterials website(link is external).

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