Business Idea Competition in Raw Materials

Date: 08/05/2017

The Business Idea Competition of EIT Raw Materials is open to research centers, entrepreneurs, start-ups and individuals developing new products, processes and services in 3 categories:

  • Going beyond discoveries and intelligent mine. Technologies and solutions for improved and new mineral exploration, and for more efficient, safer and sustainable modern mining.
  • Optimisation of processes, recycling and circular economy.
  • Substitution of resource critical and toxic materials and for optimized performance.

This competition consists of 4 steps:

  • Submission of ideas (until 31 May 2017) and selection of 45 projects (15 for each category) that will be awarded € 1,000 to take part in step 2
  • 2-day BootCamp (end of June or July) and coaching to develop a business plan (from July to September 2017)
  • Business Plan Competition and selection of 5 finalists in each category (15 in total)
  • Final ceremony

Note that the 3 winners in each category for be awarded from € 2,500 to € 10,000

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