The 3rd annual High Level Conference of the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Raw Materials will be held on 9-10 December 2015 in Brussels, together with the Brokerage event on Horizon 2020 raw materials calls.
The annual conference presents a comprehensive overview of developments in the fields covered by the EIP, including successful Raw Materials Commitments; regional approaches and investment in raw materials; and launching the 2nd call for the EIP “Raw Materials Commitments”.
The Horizon 2020 Brokerage event on the 2016 Horizon 2020 calls relevant to Raw Materials will provide networking opportunities for new initiatives and projects.
Following the adoption of the Strategic Implementation Plan (SIP) in September 2013, the first set of 80 commitments by over 700 companies, public agencies, research institutes, non-governmental organisations and other stakeholders from all over Europe was launched in 2014. These partners have all committed to contribute in one way or the other to fostering technological and non-technological innovation in Europe’s metallic, mineral and forest-based raw materials value chains.
In parallel the first specific raw materials calls of Horizon 2020 worth €140 million of EC funding were launched in 2014 and 2015.