IIIEE will raise awareness about critical raw materials on International Repair Day (19th of October)
International Repair Day occurs annually on the 3rd Saturday of October to promote the value and importance of repairing.
As part of the REFER project, IIIEE is hosting an event with Repair Café Lund, Electronicsmix, and Lund Municipality to raise awareness about critical raw materials in electronics and support repair of electronics as part of a transition to a Circular Economy.
The REFER project is supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology for Raw Materials and IIIEE works in collaboration with University of Limerick in Ireland, Fraunhofer in Germany, Hub Innovazione Trentino (HIT) in Italy, KU Leuven in Belgium and the Restart Project in the United Kingdom.
The project aims to educate the public about critical raw materials through repair events.
In addition to the event in October, the project will several events in Autumn 2019 in Lund, Malmö and throughout Europe with the project partners.
Details of the events are found on the REFER project website.