Meet 36 game-changers in Raw Materials
Programme to take place 23-24 May 2022
  • Investment and partnership around 36 selected growth companies
  • Materials innovation: Sustainable Discovery and Supply, Sustainable Materials for Future Mobility, Raw Materials and Circular Societies
  • Emerging phase: companies seeking seed, series A investments phase looking to refine their strategies, secure investment, and are interested in new opportunities and approaches
  • Selection or invitation-only for the best entrepreneurs and most active investors, corporations and governmental experts


Is this for me?
The programme is designed to help start-ups developing tech solutions in the following sectors:


The event will focus on key technologies and digital solutions against the background of the following Raw Materials Lighthouse programs:


Sustainable Discovery and Supply


  • advanced geological exploration
  • smart and safe mining operations
  • advanced mineral processing and refining
  • improved ‘license to operate’


Sustainable Materials for Future Mobility


  • advanced materials for energy generation and storage 
  • advanced lightweight design materials
  • critical materials substitution
  • advanced materials recycling and recovery

Raw Materials and Circular Societies 


  • enhanced waste valorisation
  • enhanced industrial symbiosis
  • new materials with enabling circular use properties 
  • new business models & product design with circularity potential


These programs cover a broad range of innovation areas and sectors throughout the whole value chain of raw materials and include intersecting technologies like: Industry 4.0 (IoT, AI, Big Data, Machine learning), Additive manufacturing, Autonomous operations, Connectivity protocols, etc.


More backgrounds on the Lighthouse Programs over here: