Foundation for Science and Technology
Ms. Dina Carrilho has been leading ERA-MIN network since it is inception. She has brought together a wide variety of different funding organisations in Europe and beyond to jointly tackle the issues in the Raw Materials sector by launching joint calls for R&I projects, funding over €60M for projects in over 20 different countries.
ERA-MIN3: Raw materials for the sustainable development and the circular economy.
ERA-MIN3 is a global, innovative and flexible pan-European public-public network of 24 research funding organisations, from 18 EU MS countries/regions, one EU Associated Country and province of Québec and South Africa, supported by EU Horizon 2020. ERA-MIN3 aims to support and promote R&I cooperation in Europe and globally, in the area of non-fuel, non-food raw materials (metallic, construction and industrial minerals). This will be achieved through one EU co-funded Joint Transnational call for R&I proposals in 2021 and one additional call in 2023. ERA-MIN3 scope of the joint transnational calls is needs-driven research that clearly demonstrate potential to promote the sustainable and responsible supply, exploration, extraction, processing technologies, resource efficient production, consumption, re-use and low environmental impact recycling of primary and secondary minerals and metals, as well as substitution of critical raw materials, in a circular economy. A crucial challenge is to consider societal impact and public perception, health and safety issues as well as new business models and digital technologies.