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Realising the Transition to the Circular Economy: Models, Methods and Applications

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 814247

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 November 2018

  • End date

    31 October 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 039 862,04

  • EU contribution

    € 4 039 862,04

Coordinated by:

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

United Kingdom

Objective

This network brings together an exceptionally strong team of world-leading experts from a wide set of beneficiaries and partners in order to achieve breakthroughs in understanding how the transition towards a Circular Economy (CE) can be realised in a successful way in the European context, both within existing organisations and industries as well as through innovative and sustainable business models. The proposed approach is inherently multi-disciplinary, drawing upon research that will advance significantly the state-of-the-art in terms of the current understanding of the applicability of the CE paradigm from Economic, Environmental and Social points of view, providing policy insights and implications for practice. The consortium of 10 beneficiaries (including 7 academic and 3 non-academic groups) will design and deliver world class multidisciplinary training to 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs), offering them an extended and valuable program of international exchanges and secondments through the wide network of partner organisations involved in the proposal. The network builds on the success of previous projects in which beneficiaries have successfully delivered high impact research and knowledge exchange. ReTraCE is specifically designed to train a cohort of new thought leaders capable of driving the transition towards a more sustainable mode of production and consumption in Europe in the next decades, who will directly facilitate the implementation of the recently adopted ambitious Circular Economy strategy of the European Commission, which is closely linked to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Indeed, it is envisaged that ESRs will be employable not only by research institutions, but also by public sector bodies and within a wide range of manufacturing and service industries which will require new professional profiles for realising the transition towards the CE.
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Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

Address

Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2tn Sheffield

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 606 345,12

Participants (9)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI PARTHENOPE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 522 999,36

UNIVERSITAET KASSEL

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 505 576,80

KENTRO EREVNON NOTIOANATOLIKIS EVROPIS ASTIKI MI KERDOSKOPIKI ETAIREIA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 486 035,28

ABIS - THE ACADEMY OF BUSINESS IN SOCIETY

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 256 320

HOGSKOLAN DALARNA

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 281 982,96

UNIVERSITY OF KENT

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 303 172,56

TATA STEEL UK LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 303 172,56

N. LAKASAS - P.ARVANITIDIS SA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 243 017,64

ERASMUS UNIVERSITEIT ROTTERDAM

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 531 239,76

Partners (20)

COOPERATIEVE CIRCLE ECONOMY UA

Netherlands

African Circular Economy Network

South Africa

Concello de Allariz

Spain

SMA Solar Technology AG

Germany

COGEI S.r.l.

Italy

SOLVAY SA

Belgium

A&C Ecotech

Italy

ESCO ITALIA SRL

Italy

EUROPEAN RECYCLING PLATFORM - ERP

France

CSR EUROPE THE BUSINESS NETWORK FOR CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Belgium

BOSCH THERMOTECHNIK GMBH

Germany

PROTEG SPA

Italy

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS

United Kingdom

THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER

United Kingdom

ASSOCIATION OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES OF NOTHERN GREECE

Greece

University of Ulsan

South Korea

AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE

Italy

SHEFFIELD CITY COUNCIL

United Kingdom

SHANGHAI JIAO TONG UNIVERSITY

China

Recovery Insulation

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 814247

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 November 2018

  • End date

    31 October 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 039 862,04

  • EU contribution

    € 4 039 862,04

Coordinated by:

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

United Kingdom