The 7th edition of the “Raw Materials Week” will take place from 14 to 18 November 2022 as physical and online events, gathering a wide range of stakeholders discussing policies and initiatives in the field of raw materials

The 2022 Raw Materials Week will be centred around the ninth annual High-level Conference of the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on raw materials and (co-)organise several complementary events addressing the latest news on raw materials in the EU, including: Critical Raw Materials, Trends in innovation and Skills for raw materials, EU-Ukraine strategic partnership on raw materials and batteries, EU Horizon technology success stories, EU-Canada Partnership, UNECE Resource management.

During this period, SCRREEN’s 5th EU Critical Raw Materials Event will take place on Tuesday 15th November.

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5th EU Critical Raw Materials Event

The Critical Raw Materials (CRM) event offers an opportunity to a variety of stakeholders to get a fresh update about the latest EU activities in the field of Critical Raw Materials. The event is co-organised by the European Commission, the Horizon 2020 project SCRREEN2 – Solutions for CRitical Raw materials – a European Expert Network 2 – and the EIT RawMaterials project IRTC – International Round Table on Materials Criticality.

Welcome and Opening Remarks by Stéphane Bourg, SCRREEN2 and Alessandra Hool, IRTC

Metals for Clean Energy – Pathways to solving Europe’s raw materials challenge – Ms. Kamila Slupek, Eurometaux

German perspective on the raw material requirements of the energy transition, InteRessE Project – Ms. Antonia Loibl, Fraunhofer


Panel discussion: “How far could we align supply and demand in EU?” chaired by Mr. Luis Tercero, Fraunhofer and SCRREEN2 project; with

  • Stephane Bourg, Director, OFREMI,
  • Martin Tauber, President, CRM Alliance,
  • Maria Sunér, CEO, Svemin,
  • Siyamend Ingo Al Barazi, Head of the raw materials sector, DERA.

Q&A with the audience


Current issues in metal supply chains: a view from industry – Ms. Patricia Bingoto-Maeder, McKinsey

Mitigating Criticality Through Transparency & Sustainability – Mr. Badrinath Veluri, Grundfos

Decision tool for raw material risk management – Ms. Dieuwertje Schrijvers, WeLOOP


Panel discussion: How can digitalization support supply chain risk mitigation? chaired by

Ms. Alessandra Hool, Coordinator of IRTC project with:

  • Ms. Patricia Bingoto-Maeder
  • Mr. Badrinath Veluri
  • Ms. Dieuwertje Schrijvers

Q&A with the audience

Download agenda here.