Located in Metz in the East of France at the border to Germany, Luxembourg, and Belgium, and in the heart of the ‘European Valley of Materials’, Innovation Hub CLC Central incorporates organisations from France, Germany, Switzerland and Portugal. The Innovation Hub fosters innovation, business creation and higher and lifelong education in the raw materials sector – all along the value chain. Its main focus is on resource processing, substitution and recycling of raw materials in order to boost sustainable growth and competitiveness in this sector facing future challenges.

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The team

General Manager 

Dr Didier Zimmermann


Business Developer

Nora Groth


Business Developer

Dr Julien Frey


Education Officer

Dr Serge Monturet


Team Assistant

Phuong Dai Nestler