Ten years have passed since the ERA-MIN Research and Innovation Agenda was published (ERA-MIN agenda 2013). The landscape has changed considerably since then, and experience from the ERA-MIN programme has brought new insights towards innovating the innovation system.


It is the key importance of define a new Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) due to is the document that outlines the priorities, goals, and strategies for research and innovation activities within a particular field, industry, or organization. Then, it will provide a roadmap for how research and innovation efforts should be directed to achieve specific objectives, solve challenges, and take advantage on opportunities.


The aims for the new Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) within the field of non-energy, non-food raw materials, are two-fold:

  1. Identifying critical technological and structural challenges within the EU relating to raw material supply for the green and digital transition
  2. Addressing needs for research and innovation to tackle the challenges, as well as prioritizing among strategically important core targets


SRIA workshops

Through different workshops were all the actors in the raw materials chain, from partners of ERA-MIN to scientific experts and stakeholders, will participate in this new document that will build the road for R&I in Raw Materials the forthcoming years.

(Please, for any additional comments or feedback the SRIA workshops, contact to Mr. Tobias Kampmann <tobias.kampmann@vinnova.se> or Mr. Pontus Westrin <pontus.westrin@vinnova.se>)


SRIA workshops:

Date Summary

1st Workshop

28th of June


ERA-MIN partners discussed the preliminary thematic approach for the SRIA

2nd Workshop

29th August

As part of RawMat2023 – Athens, Greece.

3rd Workshop

20th September

Public event - online Register

4th Workshop

14th November

As part of EU Raw Materials Week - Brussels, Belgium


This workshop aims to collect feedback and expert opinions on the new Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) on raw materials supply for the green and digital transition. The SRIA will serve as a basis for a future international research and innovation partnership within the field of non-energy, non-food raw materials.

The workshop discussion will be based on the current draft agenda structure, and focus on identifying technological and structural challenges, as well as research and innovation needs, in six thematic areas:

  • Resilient primary and secondary raw materials supply
  • Efficient use of raw materials in design and production
  • Sustainable use and reuse of products
  • Effective policy development and governance
  • Maximizing societal benefits
  • World-class innovation capacity


Presentation: A strategy on raw materials research and innovation beyond 2030