Raw Materials Programme

 

Designed for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs

 

Are you a startup from Europe developing tech solutions in the materials industry?

 

Solve your liquidity issues, exchange contacts, secure growth, and investment by working together with 15 peers and active investors in our online collaborative programme. The programme includes a series of online sessions and an online event that will take place on 30th of September 2020.

 

Are you ready to show up and make a difference?

 

NB! Whether the live event takes place or not depends on government regulations. In case it is still not allowed to travel and meet, we will substitute it with an online event. Check this website for updates.

 

Admission

 

How can I join?

You need to register, submit your online application and an up-to-date presentation, and be chosen by a Selection Committee of active investors.

 

 

Is this for me?

Are you an early stage startup looking for companies in development stage in one of the following subsectors: 

  • Sustainable Discovery and Supply
  • Sustainable Materials for Future Mobility
  • Raw Materials & Circular Societies 

This program is for companies that want to refine their strategies, secure investment, ones that have liquidity problems as well as those looking for new opportunities and approaches. It will challenge you to transform your technology into solutions that will make our society healthier, happier, and more sustainable.

You need to be

  • A company looking in development stage
  • Close to market introduction
  • Ready for market introduction
  • Ready for scaling
  • Eager to commit to learning, improving and collaborating with your peers and investors 

 

For other questions, check out our FAQ.

 

Timeline

The program lasts for 1 year, is split into quarters and all sessions are divided into 4 main areas of focus. Below is an indicative table to show what we are going to address in each area.

Bear in mind that these are the main areas of focus but during each quarter there will be a mixture of the types of sessions and the areas they address.

 

Selection

Strategies

Relationships

Recognition

Focuses on self-assessment done by you, and selection, and reviews by the investors. Only the top startups are approved.

Helps face your trials and tribulations through a series of collaboration and challenge sessions, a dry run, and a pitching session.

Concentrated on building the right strategic partnerships in and outside Europe as well as includes a live event

The last area is about sharing your story and impact with the world.

 

Investors

Cristina Aparicio
CEMEX Ventures

Cristina Aparicio

CEMEX Ventures (Spain)
Andrea Bartoli
Worldsensing

Andrea Bartoli

Worldsensing (Spain)
Willem Bulthuis
WBX Ventures

Willem Bulthuis

CEO
WBX Ventures (Germany)
Nuno Carvalho
KBC Focus Fund

Nuno Carvalho

Investment Director
KBC Focus Fund (Belgium)
Anke Caßing
High-Tech Gründerfonds Management

Anke Caßing

Investment manager
High-Tech Gründerfonds Management (Germany)
Michael Claes
SABIC Ventures B.V.

Michael Claes

Senior Technology Manager
SABIC Ventures B.V. (Netherlands)
Jens Kristian Damsgaard
OpenCircle Capital

Jens Kristian Damsgaard

Director
OpenCircle Capital (Lithuania)
Dirk De Boever
Finindus NV

Dirk De Boever

Head of Investments
Finindus NV (Belgium)
Remy de Tonnac
ETF Partners

Remy de Tonnac

Partner
ETF Partners (United Kingdom)
Beant Dijkstra
EIT RawMaterials

Beant Dijkstra

Business Developer EIT RawMaterials (CLC West)
EIT RawMaterials (Germany)
François Feige
Galiena Capital

François Feige

Galiena Capital (France)
Albert Fischer
Yellow&Blue Investment Management BV

Albert Fischer

Managing Director
Yellow&Blue Investment Management BV (Netherlands)
Julian Gallardo
Mondragon Business Development Centre

Julian Gallardo

New Business Development Manager
Mondragon Business Development Centre (Spain)
Bastien Gambini
Equinor Energy Ventures

Bastien Gambini

Investment Director
Equinor Energy Ventures (Norway)
Roberto Garcia Martinez
Roberto Garcia Martinez

Roberto Garcia Martinez

Eurobattery Minerals AB (Sweden)
Thomas York Goetz
Thomas Y Goetz - Intellectual Capital on Demand

Thomas York Goetz

Founder
Thomas Y Goetz - Intellectual Capital on Demand (Netherlands)
Philipp Hasler
Emerald Technology Ventures AG

Philipp Hasler

Investment Director
Emerald Technology Ventures AG (Switzerland)
Andreas Herzig
SHS Ventures GmbH & Co. KGaA

Andreas Herzig

Managing Director
SHS Ventures GmbH & Co. KGaA (Germany)
Johan Keppens
PMV

Johan Keppens

Senir Investment Manager
PMV (Belgium)
Terje Landsgard
Kjeller Innovasjon

Terje Landsgard

Director of Investment
Kjeller Innovasjon (Norway)
Paul Leitao
Mercurio Capital

Paul Leitao

Founder Mercurio Capital
Mercurio Capital (United Kingdom)
Egbert Lox
Umicore

Egbert Lox

Senior Vice President
Umicore (Belgium)
Martyn Macpherson
Stella EOC

Martyn Macpherson

Vice Chairman
Stella EOC (United Kingdom)
Hans Maenhout
Finindus NV

Hans Maenhout

Investment Director
Finindus NV (Belgium)
Salvatore Majorana
Kilometro Rosso

Salvatore Majorana

Director
Kilometro Rosso (Italy)
Hans Bernhard Meyer
COFIMORE Holdings S.p.r.l

Hans Bernhard Meyer

Owner
COFIMORE Holdings S.p.r.l (Belgium)
Rodrigo Navarro
Arthur D. Little International (Wiesbaden)

Rodrigo Navarro

Arthur D. Little International (Wiesbaden) (Germany)
Wolfgang Nestel
Evonik Venture Capital

Wolfgang Nestel

Investment Manager
Evonik Venture Capital (Germany)
Phil Newman
Anglo American

Phil Newman

Head of Innovation
Anglo American (United Kingdom)
Ciprian Paltineanu
Innova Human Capital

Ciprian Paltineanu

Principal Investor
Innova Human Capital (Romania)
Rodrigo Silva
PM Equity Partner

Rodrigo Silva

Venture Capital Investor
PM Equity Partner (Switzerland)
Roby Stancel
Virtual Consulting International

Roby Stancel

Partner, Innovation and Technology
Virtual Consulting International (Germany)
Sven Thate
BASF Venture Capital GmbH

Sven Thate

Investment Manager
BASF Venture Capital GmbH (Germany)
Ruslan Titov
Rusnano

Ruslan Titov

Managing Director Deputy
Rusnano (Russian Federation)
Fred van Beuningen
Chrysalix Venture Capital

Fred van Beuningen

Managing Director
Chrysalix Venture Capital (Netherlands)
Peter Vanlaeke
SOLVAY S.A.

Peter Vanlaeke

Investment Manager
SOLVAY S.A. (Belgium)
Joost Waeterloos
Dow

Joost Waeterloos

European Technology Scouting Leader
Dow (Belgium)
Michiel Weghs
Port of Rotterdam

Michiel Weghs

Investment Manager
Port of Rotterdam (Netherlands)
Aleksey Yerpylov
United Metallurgical Company (AO OMK)

Aleksey Yerpylov

Project Manager
United Metallurgical Company (AO OMK) (Russian Federation)
Christian Ziach
Christian Ziach

Christian Ziach

HTGF (Germany)
 

 

Details

 

Commitment

100% participation. Expect a total of 24+ hours and additional time for self-preparation and teamwork.

 

Duration

The program spans over 1 year and is divided in 4 quarters

 

Partners

EIT RawMaterials

 

Membership Fee

You are welcome to join us if selected by the selection committee. Below are the options:

  •  Annual membership fee - EUR 2000 depending on whether you are seed/series A or growth entrepreneur. The annual fee is payable per quarter and upon being selected. If you apply now - the 1st quarter is free!  You can cancel with 3 months’ notice.
  • Free - if you are selected and supported by a host or partner of the programme.

 

Spots are limited to 30.

 

Ready to start? 

Apply now.