GKZ, DG Grow and EASME welcome you to this new conference format which is an approach to increase impact from exploitation by merging different stakeholder groups and grant programs from EU, national and regional level. The topic of the research area comprises RDI and CAS actions around the valorization of domestic European raw materials resources, most of them low grade or complex ores in their setting. Presentations of technical and non-technical case studies will give best practice in clustering to engage exploitation for more impact and to convey new strategies of EC for more synergies between the program lines and member states ́ initiatives. A project-to-project section will allow the participants to share ideas and continue networking for further project implementation and proposal application. Speakers from DG Grow and EASME will give key notes on accompanying policy aspects and lessons learned about the industrial impact of HORIZON 2020 Raw Materials projects.

The participation of this conference is free of charge!

To register, please send an email with the requested information (see invitation) to: office@gkz-ev.de
Deadline for registrations is 15th April 2018.

Please find attached the invitation and programme of the conference. There are special conference rates for your room booking at Metropole Hotel. Please use the attached registration form for this. 


For any questions, please contact:

Geokompetenzzentrum Freiberg e.V., c/o FAME project

Dr. Wolfgang Reimer


Managing Director GKZ

FAME Exploitation and Dissemination


Thursday, April 19, 2018
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Hotel Metropole, Place de Brouckère 31,
1000 Brussels

Freiberg Geocompetence Centre

GKZ is an independent triple helix association of industry, research/academia, and administration operating in the fields of raw material economy along the whole value chain. With its architecture GKZ is an industry driven network based in Germany and comprising more than 160 national and international members. As a non-profit organisation GKZ is dedicated to network, to cluster, to promote and to exploit research results and innovation know-how. GKZ is well embedded in a number of national and global networks and achieves synergies from cooperation of members in the association and with third parties at governmental and non-governmental level which allows a deep penetration of dissemination. GKZ provides substantial services and information especially for SME in local and international market survey and market entry.

With a strong regional background in the Mining and Metallurgy Region of Saxony GKZ is committed to RIS3 policies such as the Saxon Raw Material Strategy and the Saxon Innovation Strategy as well as in cross border ERFD structural funds. In the cross-European panel work GKZ holds membership in the European Technology Platform on Sustainable Mineral Resources (ETP SMR) and the European Cluster Collaboration Platform. GKZ has been actively involved in several national and European R&I, ESF and Interreg projects.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 776811 — H2020-SC5-2017.