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RESOURCES INNOVATION CENTER LEOBEN

Fostering Innovation Communities in the Raw Materials Field

The Resources Innovation Center Leoben at Montanuniversität Leoben is home to the international partnerships of the university in the areas of sustainable science, education and industrialization. The first partnership was the EIT RawMaterials, a pan European 125-partner network for raw materials, a so-called Knowledge & Innovation Community (KIC) of the European Institute for Innovation and Technology. A KIC consists of a consortium of industry, science and education stakeholders, which try to contribute to the solution of societal challenges through innovation projects. In particular, RIC Leoben works on projects in the areas of education, sustainable exploration & mining, technological innovation and recycling and is an active partner in terms of the strategic development of the community. Our next step was to join the EIT Climate-KIC, which is also a Knowledge & Innovation Community. Here, the areas of Urban Transition and Sustainable Production Systems to foster a climate resilient society are our main focus. Another pillar at RIC Leoben is sustainable development, in which we are committed to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through various initiatives. One of the key activities in this respect is the implementation of the goals in the Austrian Higher Education sector through a joint network project of all universities. What all our partnerships have in common: they are thematically connected and synergetic aiming at sustainable innovation in the resources sector for a better future.

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October 2019 – 11th ESEE DIALOGUE CONFERENCE with Project Idea Competition

Sustainable Resource Use – Tailings, Wastes, Slags

03-04/10/19 University of Zagreb, Croatia

Our conference follows The Future of Raw Materials Higher Education Conference and Ideation 02-03/10/19 – homepage

Explore innovative approches to extract valuable raw materials from waste material.
Submit your idea of sustainable resource use that can make an impact in the raw materials sector to enter the competition. (Deadline 15/08/19) The best will be invited to the conference to present their idea in front of a jury.

Initiated by the EIT RawMaterials Regional Center Leoben at Montanuniversitaet Leoben in Austria,
the ESEE Dialogue Conferences aim to foster an international community in the raw materials sector by converging relevant stakeholders from industryresearch and education in
East and South East Europe.

Register at www.esee-dc.eu

Susanne Feiel, BA MA

In 2017 Susanne Feiel took over the lead of the RIC Leoben and is since then passionately involved in her work. She was already part of the center at the very beginning, however, took a short two-year break to head the Montanuniversitaet International Relations Office (MIRO), which she still does in parallel to this position. Despite this, she has always been involved in the EIT RM and RIC activities and the development of the center has always been a heartfelt matter for her. The areas of education and the creation of visibility of the raw materials sector have become focus areas at RIC through Susanne as well as connecting raw materials activities within the scope of sustainable supply, the circular economy and climate action with the sustainable development goals. The long term future vision here is to involve the entire university for fruitful results. Susanne completed her studies of English and American Studies with focus linguistics and business in 2013 and now scientifically works on raw materials policy and the sustainable development goals. She is active in networking in relevant stakeholder groups such as for example in the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials High Level Steering Group as sherpa.

AT A GLANCE

OpTaRec

At OpTaRec’s aim, resource efficiency, improve cost efficiency and product quality in the processing of secondary raw materials. Specifically, a testing process for the tantalum used to recovery. The gained know-how is then consequently published on scientific publications, also a guide is prepared and made available for third parties to implement.

 

OpTaRec

01/2017 – 12/2019

EIT RawMaterials – Up-Scaling

Montanuniversität Leoben, H.C. Starck GmbH, RWTH IME; TUC IFAD (Clausthal); TUC IMAB (Clausthal)

Lehrstuhl für Nichteisenmetallurgie – Stefan Luidold

 

Total: € 2.931.771,00

MUL: € 340.010