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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.

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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".

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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.

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07. May 2018// Conference // 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. Visit GERRI's staff and partners at IFAT (hall A4 booth 151).


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New associated partners! BAM and TH Nürnberg join GERRI

In early 2018 the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM) and the Nuremberg Institute of Technology (or Nuremberg Tech) joined GERRI as associated partners. BAM is a scientific and technical institute with responsibility to the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi). As an interface between economy, science and politics, BAM will be 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. 


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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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16. August 2017// // Policy & Research, Press&Media

BGR joins GERRI as associated partner

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“.


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18. July 2017// Conference

National and European Resources Forum

Date: 09 to 10th of November 2016, European Resources Forum (ERF)

          11th of November 2016, National Resources Forum (NRF)

City: Berlin, Germany

GERRI: will present its aims and its concept in the exhibition area


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18. July 2017// Conference

5. Stiftungstag: Forschung für nachhaltige Technologien

Date: 07th of Dezember 2016, 5. Stiftungstag (DECHEMA)

City: Frankfurt, Germany

GERRI: will present its aims and its concept during presentation


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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.

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11. April 2017// Publication // Press&Media

GERRI introduced in Recycling und Rohstoffe

In March 2017, the GERRI team published a review article about the GERRI network in “Recycling und Rohstoffe”. Detailed information about the structure and concept of GERRI is presented.

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24. March 2017// Publication // Press&Media

GERRI publishes in World of Metallurgy – ERZMETALL

In January 2017, Elinor Rombach and Ekaterina Schmid reported about a database management system for the competence mapping of the GERRI network in “World of Metallurgy - ERZMETALL”. GERRI’s structure and competence mapping is described in detail. Furthermore, the access to and search criteria on the virtual platform are introduced.


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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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19. January 2017// Conference

9th European Metallurgical Conference – EMC 2017

Date: 25th to 28th of June 2017

City: Leipzig, Germany

GERRI: will present its aims and its concept


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12. January 2017// Conference

Berliner Recycling- und Rohstoffkonferenz 2017

Date: 06 to 07th of March 2017

City: Berlin, Germany

GERRI: some different talks, networking


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24. October 2016// // Press&Media

Press release: German Resource Research institut (GERRI) is going online

In 2015, the virtual institute "GERRI" was founded by the five leading German research institutions in the raw materials sector. The network aims to concentrate and strengthen German raw material research preparing for international competition. The "German Resource Research Institute" has now reached an important stage by recording, categorizing and publishing the national raw material competencies and infrastructure of the founding partners in a database. On the new website, GERRI is now presenting its services covering the entire value chain of mineral and metal-containing raw materials.

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29. August 2016// Conference // Events, Press&Media

r4-Konferenz 2016

The internal r4 conference for founding priority „innovative technologies for ressource efficiency“ will take place in Hannover on 20 and 21 october. Primary and secondary raw materials projects will be presented on this event supported by BMBF. One item ist the presentation of the virtual institut „German Resource Research Institut GERRI“. We will present our aims, our philosphy and our concept.

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