Nominate students or graduates at Master’s or PhD level for outstanding thesis work

EIT RawMaterials Academy announces the 2020 Thesis Awards in fields connected to our Sustainable Discovery & Supply Lighthouse.

The prizes will be awarded to the students who are judged to have completed the best thesis dissertations relating to the digitalisation of the exploration, mining and mineral processing sectors – particularly concerning the application of artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, augmented/virtual reality and data integration solutions.

The Thesis Awards will be held at the EIT RawMaterials Expert Forum on Digitalisation in the raw materials sector in Leoben, Austria, from 20-22 January 2020. Award winners will have the opportunity to pitch their theses at this event, with their attendance including travel and accommodation funded by EIT RawMaterials. In addition to the honour and attention, the award winners will receive a certificate and a cash prize of €750. One winner will also receive an additional reward of €250 for the best thesis presentation at the event. A science communication expert will coach winners about how to present their work on Sunday 19 January in Vienna.

Academic staff can nominate individuals/student groups who have undertaken their MSc or PhD thesis work at EIT RawMaterials partner organisations.

The deadline for nominations is 29 November 2019.

To submit a nomination, please complete the online form at

Decisions will be communicated by 13 December 2019.