Raw Materials

University Days

Raw Materials University Days (RMUD) is a communication campaign that was originally launched by the European Commission (DG GROW) in the framework of the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Raw Materials. The event is now funded by EIT RawMaterials and takes place at several EIT RawMaterials partner universities each year. This year, the RMUD will form a whole day of the IGS conference!

Raw Materials University Day

The aims of RMUD are:

  • to raise awareness of the huge potential of European raw materials and their importance for our everyday lives

  • to encourage young people to study a raw materials-related discipline, therefore bringing much-needed human capital into the sector

  • to promote skills and employment in raw materials, showcasing attractive careers in the sector


EIT RawMaterials
EIT RawMaterials, initiated and funded by the EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology) , a body of the European Union, is the largest consortium in the raw materials sector worldwide. Its vision is to develop raw materials into a major strength for Europe. Its mission is to enable sustainable competitiveness of the European minerals, metals and materials sector along the value chain by driving innovation, education and entrepreneurship.

The consortium unites more than 120 core and associate partners and 180+ project partners from leading industry, universities and research institutions from more than 20 EU countries. Partners of EIT RawMaterials are active across the entire raw materials value chain; from exploration, mining and mineral processing to substitution, recycling and circular economy. They collaborate on finding new, innovative solutions to secure the supplies and improve the raw materials sector in Europe.

EIT RawMaterials offers a range of innovation, business creation and education activities. 


Education, via the RawMaterials Academy

strives to educate the raw materials game-changers of the future.

  • In Master and PhD Education, short courses, summer schools and full study programmes strengthen students’ technical expertise while fostering entrepreneurial and innovation skills and a problem-solving mindset.

  • Lifelong Learning offers training courses for raw materials professionals based on industry needs, and Wider Society Learning aims to raise awareness among school pupils, policymakers and the general public

provides backing to entrepreneurs developing innovative solutions for the raw materials sector.

  • Learn how to validate your business concept, develop your business plan and pitch your idea to future investors in the Jumpstarter competition,

  • Fast-track your business with the Accelerator Programme

  • Start-up and SME Booster Programme helps idea holders with business creation and provides growth support for start-ups and SMEs.


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Uppsala, Sweden


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