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Circular European Economy Innovative Training Network

Objective

Circ€uit – the Circular European Economy Innovative Training Network - creates a cohort of future leaders in research, policy & business through its innovative training programme focused on the Circular Economy. Circular business models, based on leasing or providing functionality rather than products, often called Product Services Systems, are widely seen as a way how business can create sustainable jobs and growth. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF) and McKinsey calculated that circular business will create billions of value. This opportunity has become an important development area for researchers engaged in the sustainability, engineering and design and business fields.
Seven top universities well embedded in the EIT KIC Raw materials, supported by the EMF, their CE100 network and various companies propose here a multi-disciplinary approach to ensure a range of research perspectives are included across the circular field. 5 main areas of research are relevant to understand how to create such business models.

1. Businesses and business models: how to stimulate circular provisioning?
2. Supply chains: how to organize supply and delivery chains for circularity?
3. Users: how to motivate stimulate circular consumption?
4. Design: how to design circular value propositions?
5. Systems: How to ensure economic and environmental benefits can support for change to circularity?

We choose these areas as our main Work Packages, and appoint PhD students in each of these areas with as main goals:

1. Create new business model innovation across Europe that helps to support the economy while at the same time reduce ecological burden
2. Create a new, sustainable and cross-disciplinary network of trained experts who will have the skills, qualifications, and professional connections to drive future innovation.
3. Create new links between industry and academia in training ESRs to develop new approaches to PSS which will help orgs to compete, create growth and innovation.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/waste treatment processes/remanufacturing
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/business model

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2016
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN
Address
Rapenburg 70
2311 EZ Leiden
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 510 748,56

Participants (6)

NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
EU contribution
€ 572 550,48
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 766 122,84
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT POLYTECHNIQUE DE GRENOBLE
France
EU contribution
€ 525 751,20
Address
Avenue Felix Viallet 46
38031 Grenoble Cedex 1
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 546 575,76
Address
College Road
MK43 0AL Cranfield - Bedfordshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ASTON UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 546 575,76
Address
Aston Triangle
B4 7ET Birmingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LINKOPINGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 527 318,64
Address
Campus Valla
581 83 Linkoping
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (4)

Ellen MacArthur Foundation
United Kingdom
Address
Medina Road 42 The Sail Loft 42
PO31 7BX Cowes Isle Of Wight
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Toyota Material Handling Europe AB
Sweden
Address

59581 Mjolby
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Winnow Solutions Ltd
United Kingdom
Address

London
Activity type
Other
Reduse Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
62 Alpha Rd
CB4 3DG Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)