Primary and secondary raw materials are fundamental to Europe’s economy and growth. They represent the most important link in the value chain of industrial goods production, which plays a prominent role as a source of prosperity in Europe. However, there exists to-date no raw materials knowledge infrastructure at EU level. As a consequence there is an urgent need to satisfy the information …
The MICA project contributes to on-going efforts towards the establishment of a stakeholder tailored product, namely the “European Union Raw Materials Intelligence Capacity Platform” (EU-RMICP). To do so, the project team will conduct a careful analysis of stakeholder needs and undertake a review of existing data, methods and tools that provide intelligence on raw materials.
The MICA project brings together a multidisciplinary team of experts from natural and technical sciences, social sciences including political sciences, and information science and technology to ensure that Raw Material Intelligence is collected, collated, stored and made accessible in the most useful way corresponding to stakeholder needs.
The outcome of this analysis and review will be integrated into a powerful, user-friendly decision-support platform that provides different stakeholders (e.g. policy and decision makers, industry, investors, economic analysts, researchers and others) with answers to their raw materials-related questions and proposes options available for addressing associated problems.
The MICA project started the 1st of December 2015 and will end in January 2018, where the Consortium will launch the European Raw Materials Intelligence Capacity Platform. The date for the launch will be made available in the beginning of 2017. If you are interested to be part at the event, please contact [email protected]