Thursday, 18 April 2013
Raw Material Synergy
Monday’s successful CRM_InnoNet workshop, today (Friday 19 April) sees both SusChem and SPIRE joining with CRM_InnoNet to provide input to a Conference on Initiatives relating to the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Raw Materials organized by the European Commission DG Enterprise in Brussels. The conference will focus on five panel sessions looking to identify synergies between the various work packages defined for the EIP on Raw Materials.
Loredana Ghinea, Executive Director of the proposed Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) on resource and energy efficiency (SPIRE) will be part of the panel discussing work package one on technologies for primary and secondary raw materials production together with representatives from relevant technology platforms, the European Investment Bank and ERA-nets.
Antonia Morales-Perez, Innovation Manager at Cefic, will contribute for SusChem to the discussion on the second work package on technologies for substitution of raw materials together with delegates from CRM_InnoNet and other technology platforms.
The session on work package three (Improving Europe’s raw materials regulatory framework, knowledge base and infrastructure) will see interventions from JRC, the KIC on Raw Materials and Eurostat among others.
Work package four on improving Europe’s waste management regulatory framework conditions and excellence will see contributions from the European Resource Efficiency Platform and the final session will feature work package five on international cooperation with contributions from OECD and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) among others.
You can find out more about the EIP on Raw Materials at the DG Enterprise webpage.