Wednesday, 8 April 2015

SUBSTITUTION means EVOLUTION – Save the date!

On 17 June 2015 the SusChem-supported FP7 project CRM_InnoNet will be signing off with a High Level  Conference ‘SUBSTITUTION means EVOLUTION’ in Brussels. The venue for the event will be the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Sciences and Arts on Rue Ducale in Brussels and registration is now open!

The conference marks the final stage of the CRM_InnoNet project that was launched in 2012 with the vision to drive networking, policy and innovation in the field of substitution of critical raw materials.

The conference will be your one-stop shop to find out all you need to know about substitution of critical raw materials (CRMs) in Europe. If you go to only one conference on the subject this year – this is the one! Save the date now!

At the event you can:
  • Learn about the opportunities provided by substitution and how it can solve technological challenges.
  • Witness the state of play of substitution of CRMs in Europe with keynote speeches from companies and government bodies.
  • Meet up with key EU industrial sectors in the area of substitution.
  • Engage in discussions during dedicated panel debates to implement recommendations towards a European circular economy.
  • Discuss with policy makers, industrial players, entrepreneurs and academia during the networking cocktail.
  • Become part of the Innovation Network and meet potential partners for substitution projects in Horizon 2020
  • Explore applications of substitution in the exhibition space.
The conference will be free of charge and you can register here.

More on CRM_InnoNet
The CRM_InnoNet Innovation Network is a Coordination and Support Action (CSA) funded under FP7 that is creating an integrated community to drive innovation in the field of critical raw material substitution for the benefit of EU industry. SusChem is a significant supporter of the network.

The European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Raw Materials aims to play a major role in securing a sustainable supply of raw materials for Europe and has set itself an ambitious list of targets to achieve by 2020. CRM_InnoNet’s goals complement those of the EIP on Raw Materials and the project will seek to align its outputs with those of the EIP.

The CRM_InnoNet consortium is comprised of recognised and experienced key actors across the value chain of substitution of CRM representing academic, research and industry bodies of relevant sectors that will ensure a wide European coverage and high potential to engage other necessary players across the ERA.

For more information on CRM_InnoNet and the conference, email the project secretariat at the UK’s Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) and you can also follow the project on Twitter.

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