ERA-MIN Joint Call 2018

Basic Information

The scope of the 2018 Joint Call is needs-driven research addressing all aspects of the non-energy non-agricultural raw materials life cycle covering both primary and secondary resources. ERA-MIN 2 aims to support the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials, the EU Raw Materials Initiative and further develop the raw materials sector in Europe through funding of transnational research and innovation (R&I) activities. The scope of the Joint Call is needs-driven research on non-energy, non-agricultural raw materials addressing one or several areas of the circular economy. As an overarching objective the proposed research should clearly demonstrate potential to foster the sustainable supply, processing, production and consumption of primary and secondary raw materials in a circular economy.

Network ERA-MIN 2
Aim of the joint call The thematic areas are: 1. Supply of raw materials from exploration and mining; 2. Design; 3. Processing, Production and Remanufacturing; 4. Recycling and Re-use of End-of-Life Products; 5. Cross-cutting topics. Proposals within Topic 5 are expected to propose non-technological innovations regarding: A) New business models, B) Improvement of methods or data for environmental impact assessment, C) Social acceptance and trust/public perception of raw materials.
Type of joint call One Stage - Call with no pre-proposals submission
Launch date 31/10/2018
Deadline Full-Proposal 31/01/2019 Submitted proposal: 51
Evaluation End Date 14/05/2019 Successful proposal: 12 Proposals funded: 12
Is call co-funded? No
Call follow up funding
  • There are mechanisms in place to monitor
  • There are mechanisms in place to monitor technical progress
Call reasons
  • Achieving critical mass
  • Sharing competences and associated work
  • Addressing global issues
  • Access to expertise from different countries
Research fields
  • Environment
  • Information and communication technologies
  • Industrial production
  • Materials
  • Other
Type of research
  • Basic research
  • Applied Research
  • Pre-competitive research
Target groups
  • Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)
  • Public Research Organisations (PROs)
  • Private and Semi-private Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs)
  • SME (Small and Medium Enterprises)
  • Large Corporations
  • Other
Participating networks n/a

Organisations Participating

Country Organisation
Belgium Brussels Institute for Research and Innovation (INNOVIRIS)
Belgium Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship (VLAIO)
Belgium Public Service of Wallonia (SPW)
Belgium Research Foundation Flanders (FWO)
Brazil Fund for Financing Studies of Projects and Programs (FINEP)
Canada Quebec Research Fund - Nature and Technology (FRQ-NT)
Chile National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT)
Finland Business Finland (BF)
France Agency for Environment and Energy Management (ADEME)
France National Research Agency (ANR)
Germany Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
Germany Project Management Juelich / Research Centre Juelich (PTJ/FZJ)
Greece General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT)
Ireland Environmental Protection Agency Ireland (EPA)
Ireland Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI)
Poland National Centre for Research and Development (NCBiR)
Portugal Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT)
Romania Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (UEFISCDI)
Slovakia Slovak Academy of Science (SAS/SAV)
Slovenia Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport (MESCS/MIZS)
South Africa Department of Science and Technology (DST)
Spain Spanish State Research Agency (AEI)
Sweden Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems (VINNOVA)
Türkiye The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK)

Funded Projects

Acronym Title Start End No. partners
AUREOLE tArgeting eU cRitical mEtals (Sb, W) and predictibility of S... 5
LICOBAT LIthium and Cobalt recovery from batteries coming from the r... 3
LIMEX Innovative Membrane Extraction of Lithium for Spent Lithium-... 4
MINECO New Eco-innovative Materials for Mining Infra 6
MIWACUT Investigating the microwave assisted cutting of carbonate ro... 6
MiCCuR Microbial Consortia for enhanced Copper Recovery 6
NEXT-LIB Novel Circular Economic Approaches for Efficient Extraction ... 9
RECEMENT Re-generating (raw) materials and end-of-life products for r... 4
RedOxRec Reduction/ Oxidation Recycling 4
Sb-RECMEMTEC Electro-electrodialysis technology on the copper minerals pr... 5
Siderec Siderophores assisted Biorecovery of Technology Critical Ele... 4
SupplyPBM Securing the Supply chain for rare earth Polymer-Bonded Magn... 5