Raw materials are crucial to Europe’s economy and essential to maintaining and improving our quality of life. Securing reliable and unhindered access to important primary and secondary raw materials is a growing concern within the EU and across the globe. The SusCritMat project, funded by the EIT Raw Materials, aims to provide educational materials on this important topic to give industry professionals and those at universities and research organizations the skills and knowledge necessary to optimise our use of resources.
In a recent press release, SusCritMat lays out the details of the 5-day winter programme.
Why is this important?
Initiatives such as these stimulate discourse on the importance of resource efficiency in the use of critical raw materials in order to successfully minimise the negative consequences on the environment. The school will be aimed at PhD students and early researchers. It will be not only an opportunity to learn about many aspects of Critical Raw Materials including Life Cycle Approaches and Circular Economy in a novel concept, but also the chance to meet and discuss these topics with leading European experts in the field. The winter school will target graduate students with different scientific, design and business-related backgrounds and will cover a variety of aspects regarding critical raw materials.