Circular Economy in the Raw Materials Sector

Minerals, metals and other raw materials are crucial for the technologies we rely on every day, from lightbulbs to smartphones to wind turbines. As technology advances, industry demands a higher quantity and wider diversity of these raw materials.

Securing a sustainable supply of raw materials in Europe requires a transition toward a circular economy including reduced waste and improved recycling. In 2019-2020, Skills 4 Future students from around Slovenia will work with industry mentors to take on the challenge.

Entrepreneurship Programme

Over the course of the school year, student teams work with industry mentors to launch mini-companies and develop their innovative products or services.

Student companies present their innovations at country and European-wide competitions where winners can earn investments to bring their products to market.

We Are Looking for Mentors!

Be yourself and share your knowledge and experience with student teams a few times over the academic year.


This week, two #EITSkills4Future teams compete in the @JA_Europe 2020 Company of the Year Competition. Check out the #circulareconomy #innovations from Greensavers from Sicily and Recolor from Slovenia at the virtual stands and vote! https://t.co/66UstAqrUv

Slovenian Students Recognised for Circular Economy Innovations

Despite the challenges posed by COVID-19, students remained motivated, sustained their mini-companies and continued to work with mentors online. At the Slovenian final competition this year, held online on 6-8 May 2020, three teams were awarded the EIT RawMaterials Circular Economy Continue Reading