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Multi-level governance of critical materials for future electric mobility

GOVERMAT is a research project funded by Academy of Finland combining environmental policy, innovation management, urban studies and several branches of materials science for enabling a systemic transition towards a circular economy of critical raw materials for future electric mobility.

Project will provide a knowledge base for reuse, recycling, and substitution of critical materials included in the following key components of electric vehicles: batteries, electronic components and high-performance magnets and, alongside, catalyse new industrial and commercial opportunities. Project concentrates on the role of regional-level stakeholders in critical raw material flows: it aims to identify the means and actions by which city regions can influence, promote and boost the sustainable supply of raw materials essential for electric vehicles.