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CIRCit - circular economy in the nordic industry

The CIRCit project is a Nordic research project aiming at industrial transition, and includes experienced research partners from all five Nordic countries.

Circular Economy is a movement, which is currently gaining great traction in Europe and North America. It is a way to ensure ever-increased resource efficiency, economic benefits and sustainability improvements. The main idea with Circular Economy is to use existing resources over and over again, rather than discard them.

CIRCit focuses on the development of tools and approaches to support the Nordic Industry in five main areas:

  • Business Model Innovation - including new offerings and value propositions
  • Circular Product Innovation - for enhanced value creation
  • Intelligent product operations - through Internet of Things and Big Data
  • Closed loop strategies - based on product design and conditions
  • Sustainability evaluation and enhancement

Please contact us if you want more information about the project. If your company is considering Circular Economy, or has actually begun to integrate Circular Economy into your business operations, we encourage you to join us as an industry partner.

CIRCit is a collaboration between the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE), the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Technology Industries of Finland, and the Innovation Center Iceland. CIRCit is supported by the Nordic Green Growth Initiative, a joint programme supported by NordForsk, Nordic Energy Research and Nordic Innovation.


Summary

Project name

CIRCit

Status

Active

Area

Circular transition, Climate adaptation, Life cycle analysis

RISE role in project

National coordinator, design of circular products and closing the product cycle

Project start

Duration

3,5 years

Project website

Anna-Karin Jönbrink

Contact person

Anna-Karin Jönbrink

Gruppchef

+46 10 228 48 37
anna-karin.jonbrink@ri.se

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