Circular economy has attracted attention in recent years. It is characterized as an economy that is restorative and regenerative by design, and which aims to keep products, components and materials at their highest utility and value. It is conceived as a continuous positive development cycle, reforming the current economy model of ‘take-make-dispose’, by preserving and enhancing natural capital, optimizing resource yields and minimising system risks by managing efficiently finite stocks and renewable flows.
At the Circular Economy Research Center we strive for excellence and have already taken action in supporting this transformation process through education, training and research. The Circular Economy Research Center (CERC) is participating in numerous EU funded research projects under Horizon 2020 which embed multidisciplinary and cross sectoral applications of the circular economy principles.
The Circular Economy Research Center is a firm supporter of the endeavor of the European Union for A European Green Deal as announced by the European Commission. Our work will have a special focus in the domain of research, education and skills generation and we will work hand in hand with our strong network of educational, industrial and institutional collaborators.