The project has developed a catalogue of mature technologies and business models, organised training programmes for regional actors and built newbridges to facilitate collaboration between regions.
The goal of applying circular economy strategies is to create intelligent and sustainable growth by taking actions to keep up the value of our resources, materials and products for as long as possible and put them back into the value chain to round off financial and ecological cycles.
Our aim is to help turn linear chains into circular cycles by researching and developing new solutions to obtain more sustainable, high added value products and services, which in turn will boost financial growth and employment.
To achieve this aim, we collaborate with entities in all sorts of sectors, from farming to the vehicle industry, acting on every link in their value chains. This means everything from studying how to optimize the use of resources (energy and raw materials) to developing new eco-design formulas such as replacing certain raw materials for less critical alternatives or introducing the concepts of reuse and recycling in the design process. As a result, we are able to lessen the amount of waste right from the beginning by turning what used to be refuse into raw materials for other process, as is the case with energy reuse.