We will expand our network to academic, public & industry partners. To date, the BGR and the KIC EIT Raw Materials have registered as associated partners. If you are interested to complement the GERRI network feel invited to contact us.
The Knowledge and Innovation Community EIT RawMaterials, initiated by the EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology) and funded by the European Commission, is the largest and strongest consortium in the raw materials sector worldwide. Its vision is a European Union where raw materials are a strategic strength. Its mission is to boost competitiveness, growth and attractiveness of the European raw materials sector via radical innovation and guided entrepreneurship.
Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources BGR
The Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR), a subordinate to the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), will be an important partner to the German raw materials research network GERRI. BGR will support GERRI not only with its “hot wire to Berlin”, but also with geoscientific advice and technical infrastructure. The central authority holds expertise complementing the raw materials network’s with competences in the first phases of the value chain: „Exploration & Mining“, „Modeling“ and „Processing“.
The BGR’s Deutsche Rohstoffagentur (DERA, German Mineral Resources Agency) publishes reports and studies on availability and application of resources which are of strategic importance for the economy, politics and research. Within the GERRI network, the partners will work together on a sustainable, “ecological and economic use […] of natural resources” as BGR describes its mission.