The Foundation “Entwicklungsfonds Seltene Metalle ESM” is a Swiss non-profit organization founded in 1951. It is dedicated to support research and development activities in the field of RARE METALS; today more appropriately called CRITICAL ELEMENTS, with a focus on their industrial applications. ESM Foundation operates within a national and international network of experts, partner institutes and organisations. Furthermore, it sponsors and organizes conferences and workshops, publishes studies and surveys, coordinates projects in the field of Rare and Critical Elements, and confers scholarships and educational grants in areas relevant to the Foundation’s topical focus.
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