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European Innovation Partnerships (EIPs) are a new approach to EU research and innovation focusing on societal benefits and a rapid modernisation of the associated sectors and markets.
The EIP on Raw Materials will bring together EU Member States and other stakeholders (companies, NGOs, researchers, etc.) to promote innovation along the entire value chain of raw materials. This includes:
Exploration: to promote coordination and integration among the EU’s Geological Surveys.
Extraction: to extract more deeply, in remoter areas and under harsher conditions, and to ensure Europe retains the skills needed to do so.
Processing: to develop new technologies for efficient water management, energy consumption and recycling.
Recycling: to introduce new cost-effective and environmentally-sound recycling techniques and best practices regarding the collection and treatment of waste.
Substitution: to find alternative materials for certain applications, or to replace those applications with an alternative technology not dependent on key raw materials.
The deadline for proposals is 31.01.2014
See on ec.europa.eu