The specialisation SINReM focuses on supply risk challenges in the value chain such as increasing demand for raw materials, price volatility, production concentration and market distortions imposed by some countries. It also considers environmental problems arising from waste emissions. In SINReM you learn to innovatively explore for new resources, promote sustainable use of resources in products and production processes, reduce waste generation, develop secondary (alternative) resources as well as recovery recycling of resources from end-of-life products. SINReM is a joint programme between Uppsala University, Ghent University and TU Bergakademie Freiberg and fosters collaboration with raw materials companies. SINReM is co-financed by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) and consequently fosters creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship.