Stakeholder Consultation on the Research and Innovation Roadmap for European Raw Materials 2050

Have your say on the development of the future R&I actions needed to boost the European raw material sector and secure a sustainable and competitive supply

The European raw material partners from the abiotic and biotic sectors are currently preparing a Research & Innovation Roadmap 2050 that will lay out key research and innovation actions required to:

  • secure a sustainable and competitive supply of raw materials to European industries,
  • boost the sector’s jobs and competitiveness, and
  • contribute to addressing global challenges as well as the needs of the civil society.

This is your final and therefore crucial chance to influence future R&I actions and the evolution of the raw material sectors in mid and long term.

The Roadmap will be the main outcome from the project VERAM – Vision and roadmap for European raw materials, feeding into the EU’s framework programme for research and innovation. VERAM is an unique coordination project that links two European Technology Platforms (ETPs) (ETP SMR (Sustainable Minerals Resources) and FTP (Forest Technology Platform))and two European Research Areas (ERA-NETs) to develop a Vision and Roadmap for European Raw Materials. The project is funded by the European Union (EU) under its Horizon 2020 programme.

The aim of this consultation is to better define the priorities envisaged by the raw material stakeholders with regard to the future challenges, mid- and long-term objectives as well as concrete research and innovation activities that the Roadmap should ideally address.

VERAM asks for your input into the Roadmap comprising four broader priorities:

  1. supply of raw materials,
  2. production of raw materials,
  3. closed loops,
  4. new products and applications

The consultation is open for all stakeholders until 15.01.2018. To deliver your input, please go to the VERAM web page and follow the instructions. 

The input of stakeholders will be key to the finalization of the Roadmap by April 2018.

VERAM counts on your participation and expertise that will help shape the Roadmap and hence response to future needs of the European raw materials sector.

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