ERA-MIN 2 is the EU program that aims to support the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials. The network funds transnational research and innovation projects adressing the non-energy and non-agricultural raw materials life cycle

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ERA-MIN 2 is the EU program that aims to support the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials.



The main goal is to contribute to:

  • the 2020 objectives of the EU's Industrial Policy, increasing the share of industry to 20 % of GDP 

  • the objectives of the flagship initiatives 'Innovation Union' and 'Resource Efficient Europe', by ensuring the sustainable supply of raw materials to the European economy whilst increasing benefits for society as a whole.

This will be achieved by:

  • Reducing import dependency and promoting production and exports by:

    • improving supply conditions from EU

    • diversifying raw materials sourcing

    • improving resource efficiency (including recycling)

    • finding alternative raw materials.

  • Putting Europe at the forefront in raw materials sectors and mitigating the related negative environmental, social and health impacts.

These objectives are realised through transnational research and innovation projects funded by network of funding agencies of ERA MIN 2 network. The network contains 21 funding agencies in 18 different countries.


2018 Project call (deadline January 31, 2019)

Raw materials for the sustainable development and the circular economy

The scope of the call all is needs-driven research addressing all aspects of the non-energy non-agricultural raw materials life cycle covering both primary, secondary resources and the substitution of critical raw materials in a circular economy approach.

The thematic areas are:

  1. Supply of raw materials from exploration and mining

  2. Design

  3. Processing, Production and Remanufacturing

  4. Recycling and Re-use of End-of-Life Products

  5. Cross-cutting topics


The projects must comply with all the eligibility criteria imposed by the national funding agency, as well as ERA-MIN's specific eligibility criteria.

For Brussels partners, the financing conditions are as follows:

Innoviris criteria : 
  • develop all or some activities within the Brussels-Capital Region territory

  • present an innovative RDI project that is managed in collaboration with a Brussels small enterprise and likely to have a favourable impact on employment and/or sustainable development of the Brussels-Capital Region

  • demonstrate the ability to finance own share in the project

  • have fulfilled obligations in the context of previous support initiatives allocated by the Region.

ERA-MIN 2 criteria :
  • Development of innovative concepts or products

  • Impact of the results on the competitivity and growth of European companies, changes in regulations and standards, scalability and transfer of solutions  

  • Quality of implementation in a working environment, complementarity of the consortium

The project coordinator must submit the proposal via an online tool by 5 p.m. on 31 January 2019 at the latest

Read the registration conditions carefully before submitting a proposal.

Brussels partners must submit an application to Innoviris at the same time via the regional application form, available here in french or dutch. 

This regional form, including the annexes, must be sent in 2 copies to Innoviris:


Chaussée de Charleroise Steenweg 110

1060 Brussels

An electronic version (in doc or docx format) has to be sent to the following e-mail addresses: 

If you do not submit a regional proposal to Innoviris, your European application is not valid.

Applications submitted after the deadline are not eligible for financial support.


Type of financial intervention 

Financial aid will be allocated as a grant 


Rate of financial intervention (maximum)

  Applied research Experimental development
Micro company / Small company



Medium company



Large company




Research organisations (universities and higher education institutions) and end user organisations, such as citizen, neighbourhood, retailer associations may also benefit from Urban Europe aid.

For further information about the conditions of these aids, see the corresponding pages:  

Financial aid for the preparation of your ERA-MIN 2 project may be obtained via Connect.


More information

For more information, you can have a look at the website of the programme.

You are welcome to contact us during the project preparation for the pre-reading purposes or for other advices (administrative, financial or legal). 


Innoviris contact person


Beata Bibrowska

International Projects Advisor

Strategic Research Team

Tel. +32 2 600 50 22