ERA-MIN3 Joint Call 2021

Basic Information

ERA-MIN3 is a global and flexible pan-European network of 25 research funding organisations, aiming to continue strengthening the mineral raw materials community through the coordination of research and innovation programmes on non-fuel and non-food raw materials to contribute to secure the sustainable and responsible supply of raw materials and the EU’s transition to a carbon-neutral and a circular economy.

Network ERA-MIN3
Aim of the joint call ERA-MIN3 aims to strengthen and consolidate the coordination of research and innovation programmes in the area of non-energy, non-agricultural raw materials (metallic, construction and industrial minerals), in line with the integrated European Raw Materials Initiative strategy, the Strategic Implementation Plan of the European Innovation Partnership Raw Materials and ERA-MIN's research agenda.
Type of joint call Two Stages - Call with pre-proposals and full proposals submissions
Launch date 15/01/2021
Deadline Pre-Proposal 01/04/2021 Submitted proposal: 146
Deadline Full-Proposal 08/09/2021 Submitted proposal: 45
Evaluation End Date 13/12/2021 Successful proposal: 22 Proposals funded: 22
Is call co-funded? Yes
Call follow up funding
  • There are mechanisms in place to monitor
  • There are mechanisms in place to monitor financial expenditure
  • There are mechanisms in place to monitor technical progress
Call reasons
  • Achieving critical mass
  • Sharing competences and associated work
  • Addressing global issues
  • Developing common administrative procedures
  • Access to expertise from different countries
  • Reducing administrative overheads
  • Addressing specific scientific and technological issues
  • Addressing specific policy issues
  • Other: maximising the impact of the raw materials policies, strategies and plans; Reduce fragmentation of R&I funding across Europe and globally; improve synergies, coordination and collaboration; Improve the efficiency and impact of human and financial investment in R&I activities in the area of Raw Materials; Improve the competitiveness and the environmental, health and safety performance of non-fuel, non-food RM operations.
Research fields
  • Materials
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: geological surveys, environmental agencies, etc
Participating networks n/a

Organisations Participating

Country Organisation
Belgium Public Service of Wallonia (SPW)
Belgium Research Foundation Flanders (FWO)
Bulgaria National Science Fund of Bulgaria (BNSF)
Estonia Estonian Science Foundation (ETAG)
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)
Ireland Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI)
Italy Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR)
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 Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI)
Spain Government of Navarra (CFN)
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
2BoSS Toward sustainable batteries based on silicon, sulfur and bi... 4
ACROBAT Advanced CRMs Recycling from spent LFP Batteries 5
AI-COSTSQO Artificial Intelligence and Combined Survey Techniques for S... 5
CO2TREAT Accelerated CO2 Treatment of alkaline residues for low carbo... 6
Cider Circular product design for automotive components made from ... 9
INN4MIN Development of innovative and sustainable approaches applied... 5
MW4REMAM Microwave enhanced recovery of REEs and plastic from WEEE an... 6
PEGMAT Evolved magmatic and pegmatitic systems as sources of critic... 7
PG2CRM Phosphogypsum Processing to Critical Raw Materials 9
PHIGO Thermal Processing of P-rich ashes aiming for HIGH-GRADE PHO... 7
PHOSTER Phosphorus and magnesium recovery from waste streams for pro... 6
POTASSIAL Zero-waste valorisation of feldspathic ores: Green applicati... 7
RecMine Environmental footprint reduction through eco-friendly techn... 5
RecyLIB Direct Recycling of Lithium-Ion Batteries 6
Recycl3D Recycled aggregates for 3D printed concrete structures 8
RecycleBIM Integrated Planning and Recording Circularity of Constructio... 12
Rendering3D Recycling End of Life permanent magnets by innovative sinter... 5
SEEMS DEEP Seismic and electromagnetic methods for deep mineral explora... 8
Scandere Scaling up a circular economy business model by new design, ... 8
TailingR32Green Mine tailings Reprocessing, Revalorization and Risk reductio... 6