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February 2019 – The Call for a RIS Task partner is open!

We would like to inform about a call for a RIS Task partner in the project ESEE Education Initiative.
From its very start educational activities have been a major concern of the EIT. The EIT has always underlined the role of high and entrepreneurial skills as drivers of innovation. A basic assumption underpinning the educational activities of the EIT is that human capital development is at the heart of approaches to fostering growth and creating jobs. Therefore, addressing these overarching goals using education as a toll an ESEE Education strategy has been created that focuses on education and capacity building in the ESEE region.
The program integrates education, business, wider society and any other potential innovation stakeholder through developing and deploying innovative pilot programs lead by local universities in the RIS region. The program shall involve local industry and SMEs and transfer best practices to the region from other KICs or regions of Europe. The overall goal is to establish a system of programs maintaining and supporting EIT RM RIS Action Line II activities by closing the gaps in terms of educational excellence in EIT RIS-eligible countries and regions, taking the proposing and coordinating initiative – and initiate knowledge transfer from KIC members from non-EIT RIS-eligible countries towards those and increasing visibility of and awareness about the EIT.
Non-KIC member organisations in RIS countries can be involved as Third Parties (so called „RIS Task partners“) in RIS projects. RIS Task partners in ESEE Education Initiative may be any legal entity from Bosnia and Herzegovina with teaching activity in a field at least one below:

1. Exploration and raw materials resource assessment
2. Mining in challenging environments
3. Increased resource efficiency in mineral and metallurgical processes
4. Recycling and material chain optimisation for End-of-Life products
5. Substitution of critical and toxic materials in products and for optimised performance
6. Design of products and services for the circular economy

The call was announced on 15th of February, 2019 and applications (RIS Task Partners Application Form) must be submitted to anja.meier@unileoben.ac.at by 8th of March, 2019, 23:59 CET.

Full Call Text

 

Oktober 2018 – Das EIT RawMaterials besucht die Vojvodina Region in Serbien

Im Zuge der ESEE (East & South East Europe) Strategie des Regional Center (RC) Leoben besuchte Anna Meyer die EIT Cross KIC RIS Dialog Konferenz in Novi Sad. Das Event bot die Möglichkeit sich über alle KICs (Knowledge und Innovation Communities des EIT RawMaterials) zu informieren. Durch die Zusammenarbeit von EIT RawMaterials, EIT Health, EIT Climate KIC, EIT Digital, EIT InnoEnergy und EIT Food entstand ein wertvolles Event durch das sich die Türen des EIT nach Serbien eröffneten.

EIT Cross KIC RIS Dialog Konferenz in Novi Sad kann als direktes Resultat der vom RC Leoben organisierten siebenten ESEE Dialog Konferenz am 16.11.2017 in Belgrad verstanden werden. Bei der Konferenz in Belgrad wurden wichtige Verbindungen zwischen dem Regionalsekretariat für Wirtschaft und Tourismus der Vojvodina Region und dem EIT RawMaterials hergestellt. Diese Verbindungen führten schließlich zu der EIT Cross KIC RIS Dialog Konferenz in Novi Sad. Somit kann es als erfolgreiche Umsetzung der ESEE Strategie des RC Leoben verbucht werden, dass sich die Reichweite des EIT RawMaterials sowie des EIT nach Serbien erweitert.

September 2018 – Das Economic Development Boards Singapore besucht die Montanuniverstät Leoben

Herr Lee und Frau Sun, zwei Abgesandte des Economic Development Board Singapore (EDB), besuchten am 21.09.2018 die Montanuniversität Leoben. Ziel des Treffens war ein Kennenlernen und Austauschen von Forschungs- und Entwicklungsinteressen. Vizerektor Moser lud Vertreter der Universität und assoziierter Kompetenzzentren ins Sitzungszimmer des Rektorates um die Vertreter von EDB zu treffen. Eine Reihe auf die Interessen des EDB zugeschnittenen Vorträge stellten die Kompetenzen der Montanuniversität im besten Licht dar. Folgende Lehrstühle und Kompetenzzentren präsentierten sich und ihre Forschungsaktivitäten:

  • Raul Bermejo, Chair of Structural and Functional Ceramics
  • Michael Tkadletz, Chair of Functional Materials and Materials
  • Ewald Fauster, Department Polymer Engineering and Science, Chair of Processing of Composites
  • Susanne Feiel, Anna Meyer, International Office and Resources Innovation Center (RIC)
  • Megan Cordill, Erich Schmid Institute of Materials Science Leoben
  • Günter Maier, Materials Center Leoben (MCL)
  • Elisabeth Ladstätter, Polymer Competence Center Leoben (PCCL)

Beiderseitiges Interesse und einige Möglichkeiten zur Kooperation besiegelten einen gelungenen Austausch.

September 2018 – This was the Eumicon International Conference

Within the framework of the conference, Montanuniversitaet RIC Leoben organized half a day focusing on “Raw Materials” made in Europe for Europe. These comprised the global consumption of resources of all categories with a future outlook on this development, the extractive industries and their societal acceptance, Europe’s mineral potential, influences of non-European markets on EU raw material’s production, knowledge management on European raw materials supply chains, the renewability of metal resources as well as policy instruments and their influence on innovation in the raw materials sector.

The European raw materials initiative, EUMICON, in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Sustainability and Tourism of the Republic of Austria organized the EUMICON 2018 Conference in Vienna from September 26th to 28th, within the scope of the Austrian EU Council Presidency. An international stakeholder group concerned with sustainable Raw Materials supply for society came together and discussed highly relevant topics revolving around the technological revolution which will bring about a whole new range of products and innovative services in the coming decades: Automated cars, SMART technology, Internet of Things. Knowledge exchange revolved around how such developments will have a significant impact on the added value of the extractive industry and its downstream branches as well as the political conditions which will act as a significant driver – or indeed a brakeman. Access to raw materials, circular economy or robust and fair trade with other regions of the world – all of these factors that will shape the future of the European extractive industry and its value added, were up for discussion in this international expert platform.

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On the picture – the speakers of the program organized by RIC from left to right: Thomas Frömmer (RHI Magnesita), Frank Melcher (MUL), Michael Tost (MUL), Glen Corder (SMI, University of Queensland), Jens Gutzmer (Helmholtz Institut), Constantin Ciupagea (JRC; European Commission), Susanne Feiel (RIC, MUL), Peter Moser (MUL), Jürgen Antrekowitsch (MUL), Andreas Endl (WU Wien)

Oktober 2018 – EU Förderprogramme des EIT RawMaterials – Chancen & Voraussetzungen

Was bietet die Teilnahme an EU Projekten?
Netzwerk: Europa-weites Forschungs- und Ausbildungs-Netzwerk
• Zugang zu Forschungs- und Test-Einrichtungen
• Zugang zu Investoren / Industriepartnern
• Zugang zu Innovationspartnern: neue Materialien, Technologie, Prozesstechnik
• Zugang zu Tools und Information: Datenbanken, Ausbildung, Weiterbildung
• Experten: Forscher, Ingenieure

Das Regional Center Leoben des EIT Raw Materials (European Institute of Innovation and Technology) koordiniert und unterstützt Sie dabei als Teil der Montanuniversität Leoben.

Highlights der Agenda:•
• Kurze Einführung EIT Raw Materials – Netzwerk, Strategie und Ziele
• Projekteinblicke in zwei laufende Projekte
• Aus- / Weiterbildungsprojekt
• Industrieprojekt (Upscaling)
•Brainstorming: „Make raw materials a major strength in Europe” – Wie können wir zur dieser Vision beitragen?
•Welche Möglichkeiten ergeben sich für Ihre Forschung/Ihr Unternehmen?

18.10.2018

Bei Fragen melden Sie sich bei Anna Meyer oder Hanno Bertignoll.
Zur besseren Planung bitten wir Sie ihre Teilnahme an Anna Meyer anna.meyer@unileoben.ac.at bekannt zu geben.

October 2018 – Climathon Graz

Join the 24-hour hackathon, where you‘ll collaborate with other participants to find
innovative climate solutions. Become part of a growing movement of empowered
communities and cities!

19 October from 2:30 pm

Download the flyer here

More information and registration here

October 2018 – RM@Schools Austrian Final

RM@Schools Austrian Final on 18th of October 2018 at Montanuniversitaet Loeben

We are happy to announce the RM@Schools Austrian Final at Montanuniversitaet Loeben.

Schools from all parts of Austria will present their ideas on RawMaterials. The aim is to promote all topics related to RawMaterials and to make the students RawMaterials Ambassadors!

Further information can be found on the project website

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2018 – CBGA CONFERENCE

Join us at the CBGA Conference on Geoscience 10th-13th September 2018 in Salzburg!

Welcome to CBGA 2018 – the conference of the Carpathian-Balkan Geological Association to be held all four years. CBGA 2018 is aimed bring together geoscientists from southeastern Europe with geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth sciences. CBGA 2018 aims to provide a forum where scientists, especially early career researchers, can present and discuss their recent research work and ideas with experts in all fields of geosciences. CBGA 2018 is to be held 10–13 September 2018 at the Paris-Lodron-University of Salzburg, Austria.

We are looking forward to see you in Salzburg in late summer 2018!

For further information and registration please click here.