On 13th October 2021, we will launch our MOOC “Critical Raw Materials: Managing Resources for a Sustainable Future” on the platform edX. The course has been developed as a succession project from SusCritMat and will build on the learning materials that were developed. It will cover a series of important topics and aspects to critical raw materials.
Spread over 6 weeks, the course will provide a systemic understanding of CRMs and equips you with tools and strategies for managing them in a sustainable way. It covers the entire raw materials’ value chain, which will help you see what actions can be taken at every stage and how you can make informed decisions, and contribute to and benefit from a more sustainable approach to CRMs, regardless of your professional or academic background. Gain a systemic understanding of critical raw materials and learn about strategies and solutions to manage them in a sustainable way.
Key topics include access to raw materials, environmental and social impacts, geopolitical factors, market dynamics, economics, supply chains, global trends in CRM use, and resource efficiency.
You can choose from three different tracks that cover possible solutions from a technical, business or policy perspective. These range from supply risk mitigation, exploration, urban mining and substitution to circularity strategies, business models, responsible sourcing and certification.
Get funding for your own creative solution
After sharing examples of successful business ideas for a more sustainable management of CRMs, you will be able to submit your own project proposal to EIT RawMaterials and enter a competition to receive funding to further pursue your innovation idea!