Raw Materials Related Projects of Societal Challenge 5

Policy Co-Creation Workshop

Date: 29 April 2021

Time: 10:00-12:15 CEST

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What has been the impact of Horizon 2020 projects in helping us to a sustainable production or substitution of raw materials? And how can policy actions create and stimulate the desired impacts in the fields of science, society and the economy? These were questions the IMPACT-SC5 project addressed, during a series of thematic Policy Co-Creation Workshops. Second in the series was this workshop on Raw Material projects in SC5. This workshop was held online on 29 April 2021, 10:00-12:15 CEST.

This was a policy co-creation workshop, aimed at discussing the results of our analysis regarding the Raw Materials related projects of Societal Challenge 5. In addition, during the workshop we collectively identified how policy on national and European level can facilitate the enhancement of SC5 impacts’ diffusion and uptake across the EU.

The workshop was organised digitally in the context of IMPACT-SC5 (, a Horizon 2020 project that reviews the 87 RIAs ans IAs funded under the Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 5 Work Programme 2014-2015 in terms of their scientific, economic, societal and environmental performance and impacts, both individually and across portfolios of projects. The recording of the session can be watched here.

Workshop Agenda

Policy co-creation workshop AGENDA: Raw Materials
Session 1 – Presentation of Raw Materials portfolio’s conclusions and panel discussion
5 minutesWelcome and brief presentation of the IMPACT-SC5 project.
15 minutesRaw Materials, from Horizon 2020 to Horizon Europe: achieving impact – Daniel Cios, Policy Officer GROW, European Commission and Jonas Hedberg, Health and Digital Executive Agency (HaDEA)
10 minutesPresentation of the Raw Materials portfolio impact assessment and conclusions.
45 minutesQ&A from participants.

Panel discussion on the Raw Materials portfolio impact assessment and conclusions:

  • Scientific Impacts
  • Societal/Environmental Impacts
  • Economic Impacts
Session 2 – Co-Creation on Policy Recommendations
5 minutesApproach and methodology utilised during the co-creation
45 minutesCo-Creation session on how policy on national and European level can facilitate the enhancement of SC5 impacts’ diffusion and uptake across the EU.
5 minutesClosing remarks

Raw Materials Project Portfolio

The Raw Materials project portfolio comprises the following projects:

Project clustersProject AcronymProject nameProject URL
Project cluster 3.1:


BioMOreNew Mining Concept for Extracting Metals from Deep Ore Deposits using Biotechnology
Blue NoduleBreakthrough Solutions for the Sustainable Harvesting and Processing of Deep Sea Polymetallic Nodules
FAMEFlexible and Mobile Economic Processing Technologies
HiTech AlkCarbNew geomodels to explore deeper for High-Technology critical raw materials in Alkaline rocks and Carbonatites
INTMETIntegrated innovative metallurgical system to benefit efficiently polymetallic, complex and low-grade ores and concentrates
METGROW PLUSMetal Recovery from Low Grade Ores and Wastes Plus
OptimOreIncreasing yield on Tungsten and Tantalum ore production by means of advanced and flexible control on crushing, milling and separation process
Real-Time-MiningReal-time optimization of extraction and the logistic process in highly complex geological and selective mining settings
ROBUSTRobotic subsea exploration technologies
SOLSASonic Drilling coupled with Automated Mineralogy and chemistry On-Line-On-Mine-Real-Time
UNEXMINAutonomous Underwater Explorer for Flooded Mines
VAMOSViable and Alternative Mine Operating System
Project cluster 3.2: SUSTAINABLE. SUBSTITUTION OF RAW MATERIALSEQUINOXA novel process for manufacturing complex shaped Fe-Al intermetallic parts resistant to extreme environments
Flintstone2020Next generation of super hard non-CRM materials and solutions in tooling
INFINITYIndium-Free Transparent Conductive Oxides for Glass and Plastic Substrates
INREPTowards Indium free TCOs

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