We will expand our network to academic, public & industry partners. To date, BGR, BAM, KIC EIT Raw Materials and TH Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm 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“, „Modelling“ 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.
Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing - BAM
The Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM) is a scientific and technical institute with responsibility to the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi). As an interface between economy, politics and science, BAM is an important partner in the GERRI network. The federal authority has state-of-the-art testing facilities and strengthens our service divisions with its expertise in materials testing and development.
BAM is Germany's competence centre for safety in technology and chemistry and it sets standards for security in the interdisciplinary fields: Energy, Infrastructure, Environment, Materials and Analytical Sciences. In future, the GERRI research network will work together with BAM to promote technology and knowledge transfer in the raw materials sector in order to strengthen the national economy and scientific community.
Technische Hochschule Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm
The roots of the Nuremberg Institute of Technology (or Nuremberg Tech) reach back to the year 1823 when the “Städtische Polytechnikum” was founded. The university owes its name to the world-famous physicist Georg Simon Ohm, who taught at the “Polytechnikum”.
Today, with 13,000 students, the research-active university is an important economic factor for the Nuremberg metropolitan region. In addition to technical and scientific research areas, the economic and social sciences are also investigated. Nuremberg Tech creates international knowledge and technology transfer through cooperation projects. An important philosophy that unites us in the GERRI research network.