ERA-NET Confund on Raw Materials (ERA-MIN) is a global, innovative and flexible pan-European network of research funding organisations, supported by EU Horizon 2020, that counts now with its third edition, ERA-MIN3 (2020-2025) and builds on the experience of the FP7 ERA-NET ERA-MIN (2011-2015) and the still running ERA-MIN 2 (2016-2022).
ERA-MIN aims to support the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials (EIP RM), the EU Raw Materials Initiative and further develop the raw materials (RM) sector in Europe through funding of transnational research and innovation (R&I) activities. This will be achieved through calls designed and developed specifically for the non-fuel, non-food raw materials sector.
ERA-MIN3: RAW MATERIALS FOR THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY aims to improve synergy, coordination and coherence between regional, national and EU funding in the raw materials sector by reducing fragmentation of raw materials funding across Europe and globally, as well as, improving the use of human and financial resources, the competitiveness and the environmental, social, health and safety issues of raw materials operations through supporting of transnational, excellent and translational R&I activities. It is built on the success of ERA-MIN 2: RESEARCH & INNOVATION PROGRAMME ON RAW MATERIALS TO FOSTER CIRCULAR ECONOMY, which is still running. Successively, ERA-MIN2 is built on the experience of ERA-MIN (2011-2015) whose aim was to bring together a significant number of funding and programming organisations to support the development of the non-energy mineral raw materials research area in Europe.
The Final Biotech HUB-Meeting of ERA-Nets and European Instruments related to Biotechnology and Innovative Technologies, hosted by ERA-CoBioTech and the Saxon State Ministry for Science, Culture and Tourism (SMWK) gathers together different initiatives including ERA-Nets and similar instruments to present and discuss on their transition into Horizon Europe partnerships
As part of the WP7 and as first step of Task 7.2 Mapping of RM research community, we are please to publish the first release of the ERA-MIN Project Dashboard.
It contains all projects funded under ERA-MIN and ERA-MIN 2, corresponding to the six calls of 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2019. The projects have been mapped based on the ERA-MIN Research Agenda categories, expanding the 4th category to cover broader aspects introduced in later calls, establishing the following 4 categories:
After the successful virtual conference in 2020 and the first ever hybrid in Bordeaux in 2021, Near Surface Geoscience Conference & Exhibition (NSG) will return in-person to Belgrade from 18-22 September 2022. Following the EAGE Conferences on Geophysics for Mineral Exploration and Mining in Barcelona, 2016, and in Porto, 2018, the third conference held virtually in 2020, the 4th Conference on Geophysics for Mineral Exploration and Mining will take place in-person in Belgrade, in 2022 and the abstract submission is now open.