EIT RawMaterials Academy – Funded by the EU

Summer and Winter Schools

Boost your raw materials knowledge, entrepreneurial skills and professional network with specialised short courses.

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EIT RawMaterials Summer and Winter Schools

The EIT RawMaterials community offers a range of Summer and Winter Schools for students and professionals wishing to develop their knowledge and skills in the fields of raw materials and entrepreneurship. The EIT RawMaterials Summer and Winter Schools are aligned with our three Lighthouse themes:

Responsible Sourcing
Responsible Sourcing
Guiding innovation in responsible sourcing of raw materials for Europe’s green future
Responsible Sourcing
Sustainable Materials
Guiding innovation in sustainable raw materials for electric mobility and green energy
Responsible Sourcing
Circular Societies
Guiding innovation in the radical shift from a linear to a circular economy and society

Why apply to a course?

With a network of over 300 renowned partners from the European raw materials industry, academia and research, EIT RawMaterials is ideally placed to connect you with the latest industry developments while helping you to build your industry-relevant skills and grow your professional network.

Understand the latest innovations and become an innovator in your field
Develop entrepreneurial skills to apply in your research, work or start-up company
Learn how to apply your knowledge to improve sustainability in the raw materials value chain
Industry exposure
Connect with leading organisations in Europe’s raw materials sector

Ready to apply?

Courses are available for master’s students, PhD students and young professionals with an interest in the raw materials value chain. Attend in person, or join an online training programme. Discover our Summer and Winter Schools below.


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  • Sustainable Materials

ELMO-LION: Educational Learning Modules on Li-ION batteries #

  • 5 March - 31 August 2023
  • Lake Como, Italy
  • hybrid

The  Educational Learning Modules on Li-ION batteries ELMO-LION is a new European battery technology and innovation Ph.D. course including 6 ETCS credits. The Ph.D. School consists of online lectures offered by experts on fabrication, spectroscopy, simulations, advanced diagnostics, market and working cases, and challenges from the industry.

ELMO LION is a venture‐creation summer school where students can prepare their projects related to industrial challenges and have personal communication with experts from the academy and industry.

Target Audience: PhD students
Price: Free in 2023

  • Circular Societies

CLOCKS: Closing the loop: building circular skills on the entire value chain for Circular Economy #

  • 17-22 July 2023
  • Padova, Italy
  • hybrid

CLOCKS is an international Ph.D. Summer School lasting 1 week and entitled “Closing the loop: building circular skills on the entire value chain for Circular Economy”. The school has a strong focus on technical and scientific topics, delivered as class teaching, webinars, and MOOCs. Target attendees, to which an Open Badge will be awarded, are Ph.D. students but also professionals working in the fields of circular economy and/or raw materials. Based on challenges and hackathons provided by companies, in field laboratories to be performed in companies, highly transversal and intersectoral teaching contents, the program and the structure of the schools aim at building interdisciplinary proficiency, skills, and entrepreneurial mindset. Teaching contents foster the synergetic combination of academic/scientific experts, while challenges proposed by the companies to the Ph.D. students are related to real industrial problems.

Target Audience: Master students, PhD students, Professionals
Price: 0-500 EUR

  • Responsible Sourcing
  • Sustainable Materials
  • Circular Societies

RACE – The Raw and Circular Economy Expedition #

  • July – August 2023
  • Portugal & Spain
  • in person

Become a sustainability pioneer and help us unlock solutions to pressing raw materials challenges. RACE is a two-week, challenge-based learning programme across the raw materials value chain that unites sustainability pioneers to connect, learn and innovate for pressing raw materials challenges.

Target Audience: Master students, PhD students
Price: from 0-400 €

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If you’d like to learn more about EIT RawMaterials Summer and Winter Schools and how you can get involved, contact the EIT RawMaterials Academy today!

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