On 18th November 2019, the CHROMIC project was invited to present in the “Horizon 2020 Technology success stories” at the Raw Materials week (18-22 November 2019) in Brussels.



After a brief introduction on the overall CHROMIC concept, the talk (given by coordinator Liesbeth Horckmans) focused on the technological challenges and the importance of ensuring economic and environmental sustainability of the developed technologies. The key issues identified by the 1st iteration of the integrated assessment were discussed, and some examples were given of how these results were used to further improve the processes.


The full programme, presentations and photos are available for download at https://ec.europa.eu/growth/content/raw-materials-week-2019_en.


After the Euroslag Conference meeting, the CHROMIC project will be presented also at the Raw Materials Week 2017. The event is at its 2nd edition and it takes place in Brussels from Monday, November 6th until Saturday, November 11th. The Raw Materials Week is an important event in which the EU Commission wants to involve all relevant stakeholders and the raw materials community in order to discuss about policies, technologies and sharing knowledge.

In particular, the CHROMIC coordinator Liesbeth Horckmans will present the project during SCRREEN LAUNCHING & 1ST ANNUAL CRITICAL RAW MATERIALS EVENT, organised by SCRREEN, a Horizon 2020 funded project focused on networking, permanent dialogue between stakeholders and decision-making in the field of raw materials. “SCRREEN invited CHROMIC, together with other projects, to co-organise the event, sharing our goals and knowledge so far”, says Horckmans.

The 1st Annual Critical Raw Materials Event will be presented by Antti Peltomäki, Deputy Director General, Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) and it will take place November 7th. In the morning there will be a more general session about EU policies and networking. “In the afternoon some R&D projects will be highlighted, including CHROMIC – says Horckmans – I will speak about our goals and our timeline. I will mention preliminary results and in particular I will talk about the  different techniques we are developing in CHROMIC”.


This project received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation program under Grant Agreement n° 730471

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