Tallinn University of Technology


New uses of mineral resources and groundbreaking solutions are needed to develop smart technologies for the sustainable future of Europe. This can be achieved by improving the value chain of the minerals, metals, and raw materials sector through projects that promote innovation, education, and entrepreneurship.

Throught the TalTech Raw Materials Station, the Taltech Institute of Geology is able to plan, create, and implement engineering and natural sciences initiatives that strive to create a sustaible future for the raw materials industry in Europe.

About Taltech Raw Materials Station

TalTech Raw Materials Station founded by the TalTech Department of Geology plays a role in awareness our knowledge of minerals. Our mission is to enable sustainable competitiveness for the minerals, metals and materials sector along the value chain by driving innovation, education and entrepreneurship. 

To achieve above we are running several activities: organizing seminars and conferences; our researchers taking a lead in scientific projects; educating the next generation of engineers; building the future via Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter Schools for PhD candidates; visiting industrials sites and companies to learning their need and providing the solutions.

About RIS Hub for Baltic Countries

Following the EIT Regional Innovation Scheme (EIT RIS) Strategy, core partners of EIT RawMaterials Hub – Regional Center Baltic are leading technology universities across Baltic – Riga Technical University, Kaunas University of Technology and Tallinn University of Technology.

EIT RawMaterials RIS Hub Baltic is running engagement activities in its regional environment (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) for industry partners across the supply chain, researchers, policy shapers, entrepreneurs, students. Moreover, it is connecting research and science entrepreneurs with industry partners to increase innovation capacity and industrial competitiveness in the region.

About EIT Raw Materials

EIT RawMaterials, initiated and funded by the EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology), a body of the European Union, is the largest consortium in the raw materials sector worldwide. Its vision is to develop raw materials into a major strength for Europe. Its mission is to enable sustainable competitiveness of the European minerals, metals and materials sector along the value chain by driving innovation, education and entrepreneurship.

TalTech is core partner of EIT Raw Materials from 2018, the EIT Raw Materials partnership unites more than 120 core and associate partners and 180+ project partners from leading industry, universities and research institutions from more than 20 EU countries. Partners of EIT RawMaterials are active across the entire raw materials value chain; from exploration, mining and mineral processing to substitution, recycling and circular economy. They collaborate on finding new, innovative solutions to secure the supplies and improve the raw materials sector in Europe. There are six regional Innovation Hubs in Belgium, Finland, France, Italy, Poland and Sweden, called Co-Location Centres (CLCs) that represent different regional ecosystems connecting industry, research and education.

TalTech belongs into Innovation Hub CLC Baltic Sea. Hub operates in Finland, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia. Lithuania with its offices in Espoo, Finland. The ecosystem around the Innovation Hub excels especially in design and manufacturing of tools, machinery and equipment as well as in metals processing and modelling. Innovation Hub CLC Baltic Sea will focus on infrastructure networking and development especially in metallurgical and mineral processing test infrastructure, substitution of critical raw materials in extreme conditions, applications and catalysts, as well as modelling tools for material efficiency and circular economy.

Get in touch with Veiko Karu (veiko.karu@taltech.ee), Senior Project Manager for EIT to get overall information about TalTech activities in the EIT Raw Materials network.

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