Have your say on future research and innovation priorities for the European raw materials sector

The VERAM Research and Innovation Roadmap 2050 for the European raw materials is now open for stakeholder’s input.

The consultation gives your organisation a chance to influence future R&I funding and the evolution of the raw material sectors in the mid- and long-term perspective. The Roadmap will indirectly influence future priorities of the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials (EIP RM) and EU’s framework programmes for research and innovation. The deadline to submit your input is 15 December 2017.

The consultation is open for all stakeholders. To access the consultation documents and deliver your input, please go to the dedicated VERAM web page and follow the instructions. 

With the consultation, the VERAM partners from the abiotic and biotic sectors aim to better define and understand the priorities envisaged by different raw material stakeholders with respect to future challenges, objectives and concrete actions that the Roadmap should ideally address. Yet, it will lay out key activities required to secure a sustainable and competitive supply of raw materials to European industries, boosting jobs and competitiveness, and contribute to addressing global challenges.

To deliver your input, please send the documents using track changes in Word to veramroadmap2050@forestplatform.org no later than 15 December 2017. Should you need any assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact the Consultation Secretariat: heini.hyrkko@forestplatform.org

The draft Roadmap 2050 is organised into 4 broader priorities and you may contribute to one or several of those priorities as you see relevant:

  1. Supply of raw materials​
  2. Production of raw materials
  3. Closed loops
  4. New products and applications

An inclusive stakeholder participation will be key to the finalisation of the Roadmap by April 2018. We count on your contribution as well as support in spreading the word to other stakeholders that might want to take part in this process. The Roadmap will be the final deliverable of the EU funded research project VERAM – Vision and Roadmap for European Raw Materials