IMWA 2017 offers two workshops:

  • TEKES workshop session on Monday, June 26, in room Saimaa (free of charge for all interested). Click here, to view the agenda.
  • EIT RawMaterials Workshop on Thursday, June 29 (See below). It’s an open pitching session for all delegates. The workshop will be opened by Dr. Ignacio Martin Garcia, Centro Tecnologico del Agua. Title of the keynote is Recovery of Effluent Discharge for Sustainable Copper Processing in Europe


Do you want to bring your research project to the next level?
Interested in getting your research out to the market?
Then come and pitch your idea at the EIT Raw Materials matchmaking session at IMWA 2017!
EIT Raw Materials is the largest raw materials R&D consortium in the world right now. With our 120 partners from more than 20 EU member states, EIT Raw Materials represents a full coverage of the raw material value chain and commodities: from mining and metals production to manufacturing, design and recycling. EIT Raw Materials is financially supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union.
We offer:
Financial support and expert consulting for collaborative market-oriented projects between universities, industry and research institutes.
• A holistic overview of where the metals and minerals sector is headed towards in the future.
• Innovative education to provide the skills needed for future oriented jobs through outreach and advanced Masters, PhD and lifelong learning programmes.
A call for project idea pitching now open!

At IMWA 2017, EIT Raw Materials will host a matchmaking event to promote collaboration between industry, research institutes and universities on burning water related issues in the mineral value chain.
If you have a project idea and want to pitch it, please book a slot at the congress website. If you already have a presentation at IMWA 2017, our matchmaking session gives you a great opportunity to further develop the market potential of your research results.
 Thursday 29 June, at 10:00-11:40, Room Saimaa
 We are pitching – join us!


  • Carlos Ruiz Cánovas,University of Huelva, Spain, Recovery of Raw Materials from Mining Wastes of the Iberian Pyrite Belt
  • Veiko Karu,Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia, Mine Water as Source for Heat Pumps
  • Bo Malmberg, Altum Technologies, Finland, Prevent Fouling with High Power Ultrasound
  • Kaisa Maria Kiipula, Terrafame Group, Finland, High Performance forward Osmosis in Mine Water Management
  • Emil Kurvinen, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland, Wastewater Management via Freeze Crystallization
  • Amos Adeniyi, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa, Generating Anti-scalant from Fruit Wastes
  • Pawel Roman, Wetsus, Netherlands, TDB
  • Tuomas Koiranen, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland, Ultrasound Assisted Continuous Crystallization/Precipitation
  • Zaibin Liu, Xi’an Research Institute of China Coal Technology and Engineering Group, China, Mine Water Control Technology based on 3D Directional Drilling
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