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COBALT objectives

  • Stimulating exchange between different stakeholder groups, with a particular focus on industry and civil society organisations, their respective needs and best ways to foster sustainable management of raw materials in Europe and beyond;

  • Facilitating mutual learning between industry (particularly SMEs and industry associations) and civil society (particularly final consumers and consumer associations) to strengthen the ‘eco-innovation spiral’;

  • Supporting universities, SMEs, and national geological surveys by identifying skills shortages and finding ways how to overcome them;

  • Stimulating research activities and partnerships between SMEs, civil society organisations and geological surveys, and supporting the dissemination of research results.


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Vienna University of Economics and Business, Welthandelsplatz 1, A-1020 Vienna

The COBALT project is co-funded by the
European Union's 7th Framework Programme
under Grant Agreement No. 603509.