The EIT RawMaterials “Start-up & SME Booster Program” is one of the EIT RawMaterials funding instruments dedicated to support third parties’ activities, such as business creation by idea holders and growth support by start-ups and SMEs. It provides support to existing start-ups and SMEs to develop innovative products/services that can produce impact in the raw materials sector or benefit EIT partners.

Call is open all year long. For sake of clarity and to ensure smooth selection and operational progress of the selected Start-ups and SMEs, 3 cut-off dates for proposal submission will be organized. The cut-off dates are fixed on 15 March, 14 June and 20 September. For more information see:

Topics for startup competition are any of the following:

  • EXPLORATION and raw materials resource assessment
  • MINING in challenging environments
  • PROCESSING increased resource efficiency in mineral and metallurgical processes
  • SUBSTITUTION of critical and toxic materials in products for optimised performance
  • RECYCLING and material chain optimisation of end-of-life products
  • CIRCULAR ECONOMY design of products and services for the circular economy

Registration and more information as available at: