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Can Europe become climate-neutral by 2050?

The Green Transition, as envisioned by the Green Deal, relies heavily on critical raw materials, which supply chain poses numerous challenges for Europe; casting doubt on whether climate neutrality can be reached by 2050. This was the topic of the seminar ‘Green Transition challenged by the metal supply chain,’organised by a cluster of EU projects, […]

Bringing upcycled garments to market: consumer insights & perceptions

TOP-Atelier is reinventing the term recycling by producing products that are fashionable, original, high-quality and made to last. But what does it take to bring such collections of “upcycled” products to the market? To help solve this question, Prospex Institute is organizing consumer focus groups to collect feedback on the prototypes – new products made […]

A new narrative for multilateralism and globalisation

The United Nations need a new narrative for multilateralism – and the EU has a key role to create it – says Dr. Georgios Kostakos, Executive Director of the Foundation for Global Governance and Sustainability (FOGGS). On a Prospex Institute event on 13th of September 2019, the former advisor to UN Secretaries General Kofi Annan and […]

First SecREEts Citizen Lab in Norway

Following up on our very first SecREEts Citizen lab in Ellesmere Port, UK, in January 2019, Prospex Institute went to Porsgrunn, Norway on 21 August 2019. Together with our partners Yara, REEtec and SINTEF, Prospex Institute has joined forces with Vekst i Grenland to organise the first Norwegian SecREEts Citizen Lab. This meeting took place […]

Policy Council 2019

On Friday 14 June 2019, Prospex Institute organised the first Policy Council of the Horizon 2020 SecREEts project in Brussels. This high-level meeting gathered experts and stakeholders from the European Rare Earth market to discuss challenges and trends related to critical supply of Rare Earth Elements in Europe. After and introduction to the industrial applications […]

First year of SecREEts: what we’ve done so far

A year ago, we were in Trondheim, Norway, for the kick-off of the Horizon 2020 SecREEts project. Earlier this week, on 5-6 June, we were celebrating the first birthday of SecREEts with our partners in Verneuil-en-Halatte, where our French partner INERIS is based. A lot has happened in one year, with the SecREEts consortium making […]

Registrations are open for the first SecREEts Policy Council

The Horizon 2020 SecREEts project is developing a European alternative to chemical separation of Rare Earth Elements and production of permanent magnets. Prospex Institute is organising the first SecREEts Policy Council in Brussels on Friday 14th of June 2019, from 10am to 12.30am followed by a networking lunch. The Policy Council will engage with stakeholders […]