18. June 2018// // Events, Policy & Research

GERRI Members Workshop coming up

This fall GERRI presents a workshop for all member institutions. Our partners come together and discuss current technological and strategic issues in the raw materials sector, national and global. GERRI members will define joint solutions for the top topics of the present and the future.

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08. June 2018// // Events, Policy & Research, Press&Media

GKZ invites to the 12th Raw Materials Day of Saxony

The Geocompetence Centre Freiberg (GKZ) presents the 12th Raw Materials Day of Saxony on 21 June at Taschenbergpalais in Dresden. This time the focus is on presenting Saxony's research and development potential in the raw materials sector and the networking activities with Germany and the EU. In addition, the German-Russian cooperation in the field of raw materials will be reviewed and discussed.

Find more information about the program here: Program - 12th Raw Materials Day of Saxony

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TU Bergakademie Freiberg presents the 69th BHT University Forum

The 69th BHT - Freiberg University Forum will take place from 6 to 8 June 2018 under the theme "Future Materials - Safe Resources Supply - Circular Economy".

The established annual convention creates a dialogue between research, industry and society to discuss the latest trends in research and development. This year's focus is on the finite nature of our planet's natural resources, leading to a rethinking at all stages of the value chain, from the extraction of raw materials to the processing and design of products to their recycling strategies. To this topic, the 69th Freiberg University Forum offers a series of lectures on the development of innovative and sustainable materials, new technologies and efficient recycling processes to promote an advanced circular economy and to strengthen competitiveness in Germany and Europe.

Find more information about the program here: Program - 69th BHT 2018

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07. May 2018// // Events, Policy & Research, Press&Media

GERRI joins r4 status conference

As part of the program "r4 - Innovative Technologies for Resource Efficiency - Research for the Supply of Strategic Raw Materials", the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research is funding the development of technologies to secure supply of strategic resources. During a high-level conference end of January 2018 in Berlin project partners gathered to present and discuss their research results. More than 40 cooperative projects are involved in the research initiave where the German Resource Research Institute GERRI is one of them. For further information please access the R4-Webpage.

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07. May 2018// // Events, Press&Media

GERRI at IFAT 2018 in Munich

GERRI will be represented on the Fraunhofer IWKS booth, where you can find information on the network and meet our management staff and partners.

For detailed information please visit the fair's website: IFAT 2018

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GERRI represented at Mines and Technology 2017 in London

GERRI was present at the international fair and conference "Mines & Technology" taking place from 27 to 30 November 2017 in London ( More than 2000 companies, investors, research institutions and international organisations were sharing innovation strategies in exploration and mining, and discussing its relevance and potentials for ensuring raw materials supply for a global welfare. GERRI Member Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology presented the recently started EU project INFACT, which stands for Innovative, Non-Invasive and Fully Acceptable Exploration Technologies (

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GERRI represented at EMC 2017

GERRI was presented at EMC 2017, the 9th European Metallurgical Conference, which was taking place from 25 June to 28 June 2017 in Leipzig. EMC is one of the most important networking business events for the non-ferrous metals industry in Europe. Next to over 200 scientific lectures and poster exhibitions, also a business exhibition took place and plenary speeches reflected international innovations in the metallurgical sector with speakers from the Americas, South Africa and Asia. This year’s conference focus was “Production and Recycling of Non-Ferrous Metals: Saving Resources for a Sustainable Future”. GERRI’s contribution was well received amongst the 430 participants from 30 nations. For further information please visit, where also the conference proceedings are available.

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GERRI joins Berlin Conference on Recycling and Raw Materials - BRR2017

The conference held in Berlin, March 6th and 7th, 2017, was co-organized by Prof. Daniel Goldmann (TU Clausthal) and Dr. Stephanie Thiel. Amongst the 300 paricipants from the recycling sector was GERRI-coordinator Helene Köpf, who presented the network's extensive services to the audience. With a wide scope adressing scientific, technological as well as political and strategic aspects of raw materials and resources, GERRI covers essential parts of the discussions undertaken at the conference. Please visit Vivis for further information.


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