Networks - International

Fraunhofer IWKS' international networks

Fraunhofer Research Institution for Materials Recycling and Resource Strategies IWKS participates with the following international networks.

European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)

With the main strategic goal to secure Europe‘s supply with raw materials through innovative research, Fraunhofer IWKS is connected to international partners in industry, research institutions and universities covering topics along the entire value chain. IWKS participates in the Knowledge and Innovation Community EIT Raw Materials, one of the largest consortia concerning raw materials, as one of 100 partners in 22 countries concerned with sustainable mining, extraction, processing, recycling and substitution.

European Enhanced Landfill Mining Consortium (EURELCO)

EURELCO is an open network supporting Enhanced Landfill Mining (ELFM) through technological, legal, social, commercial, ecological and organizational innovation. As one of currently 53 partners, IWKS contributes to EURELCO by applied research on ELFM technologies and leads the working group "Science and Technology Mapping".

BRAVO (Bauxite Residue and Aluminium Valorisation Operations)

The European network BRAVO (Bauxite Residue and Aluminium Valorisation Operations) aims to improve the efficiency along the entire value chain of aluminium production. Fraunhofer IWKS performs collaborative research with the European partners in the framework of BRAVO.