Raw materials for Europe: European Innovation Partnership

04-12-2012

Europe is dependant on imports for many raw materials, and reliable supplies of these are critical to its competitiveness. Global trends show that competition for raw materials will increase in the future and that price levels are unpredictable. The European Commission has responded to these challenges with the Raw Materials Initiative and the launch of the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials, which aims to accelerate innovation and research and development.

Europe is dependant on imports for many raw materials, and reliable supplies of these are critical to its competitiveness. Global trends show that competition for raw materials will increase in the future and that price levels are unpredictable. The European Commission has responded to these challenges with the Raw Materials Initiative and the launch of the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials, which aims to accelerate innovation and research and development.