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Regional center Adria

EIT RawMaterials informational "one-stop-shop"
Providing access to information on projects and activities financed by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) within the Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) EIT RawMaterials.
Who we are

For who?

  • business
  • educational institutions
  • research organisations
  • authorities

from Slovenia, Croatia and South-East European countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia).

Connecting local raw materials communities with their international EIT RawMaterials counterparts.

EIT RawMaterials Hub Regional Center Adria (RC Adria) was founded and started its work in spring 2018. Its founders are Geological Survey of Slovenia, Slovenian National Building and Civil Engineering Institute and Faculty of Mining, Geology and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Zagreb. It represents a hub for stakeholders in the field of mineral resources, focusing primarily on Slovenia and Croatia and covering South-East European countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia Serbia). The presence of the EIT RawMaterials in South-East Europe is essential due to the richness of primary and secondary raw materials in the region and is well in line with EU communication on the enlargement perspective and the EU's increased engagement in the region.

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RC Adria is acting as an interface between the local ecosystem (knowledge triangle of universities, institutes and industry and public authorities) and the EIT RawMaterials, providing access to information on EIT RawMaterials projects and activities. One of the main objectives of the RC Adria is to promote networking, exchange of project ideas and support for potential new partners in the EIT RawMaterials community. It represents informational »one-stop-shop« for knowledge transfer of EIT RawMaterials. At the same time it connects local raw materials communities with their international EIT RawMaterials counterparts.

RC Adria provides a link between regional stakeholders and the knowledge innovation community on raw materials and acts as a KIC liaison point in the region, encouraging stakeholders to participate in activities and become part of this world's largest community for raw materials.

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What we do?

  • fostering networking,
  • exchanging and developing project ideas,
  • supporting potential new partners of the EIT,
  • RawMaterials community.

EIT RawMaterials Hub – Regional Center Adria represents an excellent opportunity for all regional stakeholders to know more about EIT RawMaterials and to join the world’s largest raw materials community.

RC Adria Countries

Fostering development and innovation in the field of mineral resources in Slovenia, Croatia and South-East European countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia Serbia) – we call this the ADRIA region.

Disclaimer: This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.

Team

Meet the
Urša Šolc
GeoZS
Tina Zajc Benda
GeoZS
Sibila Borojević Šoštarić
UniZG-RGNF
Vječislav Bohanek
UniZG-RGNF
Petra Grgasović
UniZG-RGNF
Alenka Mauko Pranjić
ZAG
Mateja Košir
ZAG
Ana Mladenovič
ZAG

EIT RawMaterials

EIT RawMaterials is funded by EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology).

Engaging more than 120 partners from more than 20 EU countries from academia, research and businesses.

Knowledge and Innovation Community EIT RawMaterials is funded by EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology).

EIT RawMaterials, initiated and funded by the EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology), an institution of the European Union, is the world's largest consortium in the raw materials sector. Its vision is to make raw materials a major strength for Europe. Its mission is to enable the sustainable competitiveness of the European minerals, metals and materials sector along the value chain by promoting innovation, education and entrepreneurship.

EIT RawMaterials brings together more than 120 core and associated partners and over 180 project partners from leading companies, universities and research institutions from more than 20 EU countries. The partners of EIT RawMaterials are active in the entire raw materials value chain; from exploration, mining and mineral processing to substitution, recycling and circular economy. They work together to find new, innovative solutions to secure the supply and improve the raw materials sector in Europe.

There are six regional Innovation Hubs in Belgium, Finland, France, Italy, Poland and Sweden, known as CLCs (CLCs Co-Location Centres), which represent different regional ecosystems and link industry, research and education.

EIT RawMaterials aims to significantly enhance innovation in the raw materials sector by sharing knowledge, facilitating matchmaking activities, developing innovative technologies and supporting business creation.

The EIT RawMaterials will have a significant impact on European competitiveness and employment by stimulating and fostering innovation and empowering students, entrepreneurs and education partners to drive the circular economy. This will lead to the introduction of innovative and sustainable products, processes and services and to talented people, which will bring more economic, environmental and social sustainability to European society.

More on the EIT RawMaterials website: www.eitrawmaterials.eu

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EIT (European Institute of Innovation & Technology)

Together with partners, the EIT Community offers a wide range of innovation and entrepreneurship activities.

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) is an independent body established in 2008 by European Union to promote innovation and entrepreneurship across Europe. The EIT brings together leading higher education institutions, research organizations and businesses in dynamic cross-border partnerships to develop innovative products and services, create new businesses and train a new generation of entrepreneurs.

More on the EIT website: www.eit.europa.eu

EIT Regional Innovation Scheme (EIT RIS)

The EIT Regional Innovation Scheme (EIT RIS) is designed for EU Member States and Horizon 2020 Associated Countries in Europe who are modest and moderate innovators (according to the European Innovation Scoreboard), and where Innovation Communities have few or no partners.

More information about RIS activities: www.eit.europa.eu

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Contact

Geological Survey of Slovenia
Dimičeva ulica 14, 1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia

Slovenian National Building and Civil Engineering Institute
Dimičeva ulica 12, 1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia

University of Zagreb - Faculty of Mining, Geology and Petroleum Engineering
Pierottijeva ul. 6, 10000, Zagreb
Croatia

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