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.


How will Europe progress to a #circulareconomy? In November, 60 students from Slovenia, Hungary and Sicily convened in Brussels for the 2019 #EITSkills4Future Summit to present #innovative solutions to lead us there.

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Slovenia Idea Camp

On September 23-24, 2019, 100 students from across Slovenia gathered for a two day Idea Camp in Zreče. Maja Krušič Šega, the Head of Entrepreneurship in Education at the Ministry of Education of Slovenia delivered opening remarks. Rok Brajkovič, a Continue Reading