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GATEWAY - Connecting EIT RawMaterials with Latin America and Africa

Many developing and emerging economies are significantly rich in minerals but domestic processing of raw materials have difficulties to keep up with the pace of industrialization. This project aims at mapping mining projects in Latin America and Africa in order to provide EIT RM partners with an overall overview of activities in the field and open up win-win opportunities for potential collaboration with stakeholders in those countries. Key deliverable for 2016 was an interactive map application based on past and ongoing activities on research, education and business performed by EIT RM partners in emerging or developing economies. 

The GATEWAY project aims at facilitating new collaborative projects of EIT RM partners in Latin America and Africa and supporting international business development as well as enhancing local capacity building with education and research activities in those countries. The project addresses all value chain themes and will be focused on in Latin America in 2018 and Africa in 2019. By integrating business development activities to existing education and research projects and networks, we aim at fostering new approaches to support sustainable business development in these regions.

Collaboration between GATEWAY and WinSmart RM projects
WinSmart RM is a spin off activity from GATEWAY with focus on Win-Win Strategies in Mobility Transition towards the adaption of battery minerals for electric vehicles.
The main task is to generate intelligence, data and information related to the framework conditions to boost innovation relevant to the present and future Mobility Transition trends.


GATEWAY Partners





Upcoming Events

GATEWAY Johannesburg 31.9-3.10


30 September, 2019  WinSmart RM workshop @ MIINTEK

"Win-Win strategies in Mobility Transition towards the adaption of battery minerals for e-vechicles"

  1 October, 2019 GATEWAY workshop @ MIINTEK

   "Start-ups as innovation drives - new grounds for EU-Africa cooperation in the raw materials sector"

  2 October, 2019 GATEWAY  short course @ University of Johannesburg

  "Scientific workshop"

  3 October, 2019 GATEWAY visits to CSIR and TIA

   The Joburg Indaba






Application for Start-ups and SME funding for South Africa is now open 

GATEWAY events registration is open!