April 2020 – 21st Austrian Climate Day

29-30/04/2020 – Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria

The Austrian Climate Day is a scientific conference that aims to provide an overview of current Austrian research activities in the fields of climate change, impacts, adaptation and prevention. In addition, the Climate Day has developed into a central showcase of research activities financed by climate and energy funds. Furthermore, the Climate Day serves to network natural science, socio-economic, humanities and cultural science departments and promotes the exchange between basic research, applied research and users. A special focus is therefore placed on cooperation and dialogue with stakeholders from politics and administration as well as networking with practitioners, research funding agencies and businesses. Through the Climate Change Centre Austria (CCCA), forces are bundled; scientific findings on climate change can be efficiently transported to society and contribute to solving the challenge of climate change.

You can find the preliminary programme here

For more information and registration please visit: https://ccca.ac.at/dialogformate/oesterreichischer-klimatag/klimatag-2020

March 2020 – EIT RawMaterials Pre-Jumpstarter Workshop

Do you consider starting your own company and becoming an entrepreneur? Great!

The European Union has created a program for people just like you. A program to explore whether running a startup is something for you, and whether you can actually make a business out of the idea(s) you have in your head.

It’s called EIT Jumpstarter, and it runs in more than 10 countries in the EU.

Jumpstarter is offered to you by the European Institute for Innovation and Technology (EIT), and it comes with amazing perks:

– Up to 10 k€ in funding to work on your company

– A 2-day boot camp somewhere in Europe with world class startup trainers

– Travel cost reimbursements

– Industry expert mentors and startup coaching to help you move your idea further along

– Opportunity to pitch at the European Finals

It is offered at Montanuniversität Leoben by EIT Raw Materials. Our work is to develop raw materials into a major strength for Europe. And we know from experience that one of the best ways to do that is to have new businesses entering the sector.

Pre-Jumpstarter Workshop: 02. March 2020

On 02.03.2020 we are organising an introduction into the Jumpstarter program, so you can see for yourself if this is something for you or not.

It’s from 9:00 until 15:00 at Seminar Room D

Erzherzog – Johann – Trakt, Franz-Josef-Strasse 18, Leoben.

It’s run by one of our world class trainers, and you can ask all the questions you have about starting a company. We’ll start the day with looking at your business idea, and whether it could be the basis of a company (if you don’t have an idea yet we’ll help you brainstorm on one). From there we look at the problem it solves, how customers might benefit from it and who might be your first customers. Towards the end of the day we will go through the questions in the application form of Jumpstarter, and help you apply if you want to join.

Come join us!

And if you have questions or would like to register, please contact          Anna VOICA


May 2020 – 12th ESEE Dialogue Confernce

20-21/05/20 Sofia, Bulgaria in cooperation with the European Mining Business Forum

Topic: Education for Innovation: The importance of education in turning research and ideas into marketable innovations.

With eleven successful conferences in our outreach region we would like go new ways to broaden our impact and to share the network of EIT RawMaterials. Therefore, we are collaborating with the European Mining and Business Forum. We think that by joining forces at the EMBF we could bring valuable contacts, ideas and discussions from the EIT RawMaterials network to the Forum and jointly leverage the development of the raw material sector in Europe.

For more Information and registration please visit: esee-dc.eu

May 2020 – XVI International Forum-Contest of students and young researchers under the auspices of UNESCO

20-22/05/2020 – Saint-Petersburg Mining University

We are happy to invite you to participate in the XVI International Forum-Contest of students and young researchers “Topical Issues of Rational Use of Natural Resources” under the auspices of UNESCO.

The Forum-contest’s programme includes:
– a plenary session in the format of an open dialogue with participation of Russian and international experts;
– a prestige lecture by an outstanding expert;
10 breakout sessions (Appendix);
master classes given by researchers and specialists in various fields of expertise;
– a case competition;
TED-style presentation (contest of public-speaking skills);
the 2nd International Academic Session of Junior Scientists for the 9-10 grade students.
Please note that this year a brand new breakout sessions have been included into the program: “Topical issues and contradictions of modern society development” and “Current aspects of architectural and urban activities” with the Creativity competition for students and graduate students.

Registration and submitting of abstracts are available on the website http://myouth.spmi.ru/en till April 3rd, 2020.

May 2020 – Raw Materials Summit

18-20/05/2020 – Berlin

The Raw Materials Summit, the flagship Event organised by EIT RawMaterials will gather experts from Europe and the rest of the world to discuss Innovation and new Technologies covering the entire raw materials value chain. Most relevant topics in the raw materials sector will be addressed such as strategies concerning supply and access of raw materials, European industrial competitiveness and innovation capacity as well as entrepreneurship and innovation in education.

Visit eitrmsummit.com for more information and registration.