International Round Table on Materials Criticality

The International Round Table on Materials Criticality, IRTC (, is an internationalization project funded by EIT Raw Materials which runs from April 2018 to March 2020. The project aims at advancing criticality assessment on a global level. In four Round Table workshops and joint publications, research on differences and commonalities of different approaches on criticality as well as considerations about its implementation in industry and policy-making shall be fostered and advanced. Awareness towards materials criticality, and its crucial role for a circular economy, shall be raised by creating visibility at established conferences with a diverse audience and high impact in research and industry. It shall also lay the cornerstone for a long-lasting international network.

The project is coordinated by ESM Foundation, Switzerland. The proposal was submitted within the 2017 Call for Internationalization Projects at EIT Raw Materials and accepted for funding in 2018 and 2019.