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Innovation, new technology trends and Skills for Raw MaterialsTuesday 19 November 2019

“New technology trends in exploration, mining and processing, Skills for Raw Materials, Horizon 2020 Raw Materials Information and Brokerage Event”




Networking coffee


Session I: New technology trends in exploration, mining and processing – Chaired by Ms Malwina Nowakowska-Ketterle, Deputy Head of Unit

Key note speech: Main technology trends in processing – Data integration of LCA, materials modelling, process flowsheets - Mr Markus Reuter, Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology (DE)

Key trends in mining technology - Mr Michael Haschke, Manager R&D, DMT

Smart Mining – towards automation and interoperability for safety and productivity gains. Ms Anna Eklind, Epiroc (SE)

Earth observation for raw materials - Mr Ton Peters, Deltares

Interactive Session – Q&A


Coffee break


Session II: Skills for Raw Materials – Chaired by Ms Rima Dapous, EIT Raw Materials. Main subject: How to keep and develop knowledge and skills for future and/or present professionals in the raw materials sector?

Keynote speech: What we do to make sure the raw materials industries find people with the right talent and skills, today and at medium/long-term? EIT RawMaterials Academy, EIT RM Master Programmes - Ms Rima Dapous, EIT RM, Master Programme students

Education - Professor Michael Hitch of Tallinn University of Technology (TTU)

Skills forecast for the waste management industries, our actions to prepare for having access to people with relevant skills, Mr Boris Lesjean, Veolia (tbc).

Wider society learning and awareness raising about the raw materials sector. Examples for students 10-19 years, RM @ schools programme - Ms Armida Torreggiani, Researcher at Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Italy’s National Research Council, CNR)

Interactive Session – Q&A


Buffet networking lunch


Session III: Horizon 2020 Raw Materials Calls


Coffee break


Session IV: Brokerage Session
Short presentations of project ideas by stakeholders.