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The global network for the materials cycle, promoting sustainability and greater circularity in the extraction, processing and use of natural resources


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Supporting you to be a champion of a low carbon, resilient and resource-efficient society

IOM3 member benefits include access to knowledge and information, career support, professional qualifications, training events, grants, achievement awards, access to networking groups and a free member magazine. Learn more about IOM3 membership and how we can support you.

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Upcoming events

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  • Free

EMG Webinar: Focus on Diamond Batteries

Join us on this Energy Materials Group webinar as Dr Yannick Verbelen discusses diamond betavoltaic batteries

Future Challenges for Mining

Industry experts in their fields will consider the major questions and challenges facing mining.


FEMS Junior EUROMAT 2024

The unrivalled, biennial networking event for Europe's early career researchers, scientists, engineers and students



Upcoming courses

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Effective Change Management Spring 2024

A one-day workshop focussing on how to manage change


Packaging Design for the Circular Economy

Exploring the context, principles, influences & considerations of designing, specifying & selecting more circular packaging

Grantham & virtual

Leadership & Management Autumn 2024

A one-day workshop designed to develop practical skills in managing staff beyond the basics



IOM3 Business Partner Programme

The IOM3 Business Partner Programme allows your organisation to raise its profile and access IOM3 resources and expertise across a variety of initiatives and work programmes. 

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Our areas of expertise cover a broad spectrum of interests and sectors, with each offering associated community group networking opportunities, events and other relevant technical resources.

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Our networks include technical community groups, local societies in the UK and overseas, and member networks supporting specific membership groups

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