The resources of our planet must be used more effectively. RE:Source supports the development of innovations that can contribute to a smarter use of resources in both society and industry. The goal is for Sweden to become a leading country for material use within the planetary boundaries.
RE:Source is Sweden's largest research and innovation initiative within sustainable use of materials. The program aims at developing knowledge and solutions that help to meet three global societal challenges within the areas:
The program's vision for 2030 is that Sweden is a leading country for materiale use within the planetary boundaries. To achieve that goal, new technical methods, business models and processes are needed. RE:Source has started over 160 different projects in widely different areas, such as plastics, food, textiles, metal, building materials and electronics. RE:Source also investigates how policies and instruments affect the transition to a more sustainable resource use.
RE:Source is funded by the Swedish Energy Agency, Vinnova (Swedens Innovation Agency) and Formas (Swedish Research Council for Sustainable Development), which have a joint venture in strategic innovation areas. The program is co-financed from the innovation area with at least as much as the funding from the authorities.