About RACE & the Team

The Raw & Circular Economy Expedition (RACE) is a learning programme along the entire raw materials value chain. RACE is designed for sustainability pioneers keen to deepen their understanding of the pressing raw materials challenges. Help us unlock solutions to a more sustainable future for Europe!

About the RawMaterials Academy

The RawMaterials Academy is the overarching brand of all the education activities of the EIT RawMaterials. These range from innovative education projects launched via calls and run by the Innovation Community’s partners to a number of centrally operated projects. Activities across the entire ecosystem of learners – PhD students, Masters’ students, industrial partners, professionals within the raw materials sector, and wider society – foster new ways of learning and teaching by connecting academia, industry and research organisations.

Advance your career

EIT RawMaterials Academy offers full Master’s and PhD programmes; summer schools and bootcamps; and lifelong learning programmes to help you launch your career in the raw materials sector, or gain new, in-depth technical knowledge, innovation and entrepreneurship know-how in order to progress in your sector. Europe’s top universities, research institutes and companies in the raw materials sector work together to design and deliver cutting edge programmes for raw materials students and professionals at all stages of their careers.

Connect with raw materials talent

EIT RawMaterials brings together a network of professionals in the raw materials sector. Individuals who have taken part in or contributed to EIT RawMaterials activities can join EIT RawMaterials Alumni, and companies can connect with the network to find talent and to submit challenges requiring fresh ideas and the latest thinking on sustainable processes, circular economy and much more.

Raise awareness in schools and society

A range of online learning options open up raw materials knowledge to students and citizens around the world. Furthermore, EIT RawMaterials Academy works directly with schools across Europe in a variety of projects, including RM@Schools which provides teaching toolkits for secondary teachers and a chance for young people in participating schools to become Young RM Ambassadors.

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About EIT RawMaterials

EIT RawMaterials, initiated and funded by the EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology), a body of the European Union, is the largest consortium in the raw materials sector worldwide. Its vision is to develop raw materials into a major strength for Europe. Its mission is to enable sustainable competitiveness of the European minerals, metals and materials sector along the value chain by driving innovation, education and entrepreneurship.

The consortium unites more than 120 core and associate partners and 180+ project partners from leading industry, university and research institutions from more than 20 EU countries. Partners of EIT RawMaterials are active across the entire raw materials value chain; from exploration, mining and mineral processing to substitution, recycling and circular economy. They collaborate on finding new, innovative solutions to secure the supplies and improve the raw materials sector in Europe.

EIT RawMaterials offers a range of innovation, business creation and education activities.

EIT RawMaterials provides funding and entrepreneurship coaching to early-stage start-ups, with a focus on idea-to-market/early-stage start-ups with relevance for the partners (first customer).

Business Creation and Acceleration activities are aimed at transforming innovative ideas and projects into new business for existing companies (large and small) as well as through the creation of start-ups and spin-offs.

Our offers for start-ups and existing companies

Early-Stage ideaholders

Turn your innovative idea into a budding business! EIT Jumpstarter is an innovation contest aiming to reach out, identify and support the best ideas from researchers, professionals and early-stage start-ups, with a potential impact in the Raw Materials Value Chain.

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Accelerate your solution to the market

Are you the next top innovation team offering radically sustainable products or services in the raw materials sector? Fast-track your business with the RawMaterials Accelerator!

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Scale-up your business!

Does your Start-up or SME offer sustainable solutions for the raw materials sector? Apply for the RM Booster to get financial support and access to the EIT RawMaterials partner network to scale-up your business!

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Meet the RACE Team!

Mirjana Stefanovic Academy Manager EIT RawMaterials
Steffen Robert Education Manager EIT RawMaterials