As part of the European Commission's Horizon 2020 Programme for Research & Innovation, the 36-month project INTRAW has been launched in February 2015 to foster international cooperation on raw materials. The EU-funded INTRAW project has been set up to map and develop new cooperation opportunities related to raw materials between the EU and other technologically advanced countries, such as Australia, Canada, Japan, South Africa and the United States, addressing:
- Research and innovation.
- Raw materials policies and strategies.
- Joint educational and skills programmes.
- Licensing and permitting procedures, royalties and tax policies.
- Data reporting systems.
- Exploration, extraction, processing and recycling practices.
- Management and substitution of critical raw materials.
Under the coordination of the European Federation of Geologists (EFG), INTRAW brings together an international consortium of 15 partners with extensive experience in research, innovation, education, industry, trade and international networking across the entire raw materials value chain.
The outcome of the mapping and knowledge transfer activities will be used as a baseline to launch the European Union's International Observatory for Raw Materials as a definitive raw materials knowledge management infrastructure.
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement nº 642130.
Project duration: 1 February 2015 – 31 January 2018
Web site: www.intraw.eu
INTRAW leaflet can be downloaded HERE
INTRAW press release can be dowloaded HERE