CIRCit: Circular Economy Integration in the Nordic Industry for enhanced sustainability and competitiveness

  • McAloone, Tim C. (PI)
  • Pigosso, Daniela Cristina Antelmi (Project Manager)
  • Blomsma, Fenna, (Project Participant)
  • de Pádua Pieroni, Marina (PhD Student)
  • Kravchenko, Mariia (PhD Student)
  • Frederiksen, Trine Brink, (Project Participant)
  • Jönbrink, Anna-Karin (Project Participant)
  • Hildenbrand, Jutta (Project Participant)
  • Dahlström, Johan (Project Participant)
  • Shahbazi, Sasha (Project Participant)
  • Li, Jingyue (Project Participant)
  • Kristoffersen, Eivind (PhD Student)
  • Li, Zhe (Project Participant)
  • Wiik, Carina (Project Participant)
  • Nielsen, Karsten Due (Project Participant)

Project Details

Description

Circular economy (CE) is a promising approach towards maximising value by increasing resource productivity, enhancing energy efficiency, lowering resource consumption and decreasing waste.

By transitioning to CE, Nordic industry as a whole can pave the way for modern sustainability thinking and establish itself as benchmark in the field, whilst also enhancing its position in the highly competitive international market.

The CIRCit research project will develop science‐based tools and approaches, in close collaboration with companies, with the aim of enabling Nordic industry to:
1. Understand the overall potential for CE implementation.
2. Investigate and conceptualise circular business models.
3. Develop circular products, services and solutions, based on multiple life cycles and energy efficiency.
4. Support the operation of circular products, services and solutions by introducing intelligent assets.
5. Close the loop of materials through remanufacturing, recycling and reuse.

The tools and approaches developed in CIRCit will be broadly disseminated within the Nordic industry to maximise impact and uptake. CIRCit will contribute to increased efficiency of production and a more effective use of natural resources and energy, leading to increased competitiveness, growth and job creation.

CIRCit is supported and financed by the Nordic Green Growth Initiative, a collaboration between NordForsk, Nordic Innovation and Nordic Energy Research.
Short titleCIRCit
StatusActive
Effective start/end date01/02/201731/12/2020

Keywords

  • Circular economy
  • Sustainability
  • Product development
  • Business models
  • Product/Service-Systems (PSS)
  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • value chain

Research Output

  • 5 Article in proceedings
  • 5 Journal article
  • 3 Conference article
  • 1 Book chapter

A theoretical foundation for developing a prescriptive method for the co-design of circular economy value chains

Blomsma, F., Pigosso, D. C. & McAloone, T. C., 2019, Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED19). Cambridge University Press, Vol. 1. p. 3141-3150 10 p. (Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Design; No. 1, Vol. 1).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingArticle in proceedingsResearchpeer-review

Open Access
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18 Downloads (Pure)

Business model innovation for circular economy: integrating literature and practice into a conceptual process model

de Pádua Pieroni, M., McAloone, T. & Pigosso, D., 2019, Proceedings of the Design Society: 22nd International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED19). Wartzack, S. & Schleich, B. (eds.). Cambridge University Press, p. 2517-2526 (Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Design; No. DS94).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingArticle in proceedingsResearchpeer-review

Open Access
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97 Downloads (Pure)

Business model innovation for circular economy and sustainability: A review of approaches

Pieroni, M. P., McAloone, T. & Pigosso, D. A. C., 2019, In : Journal of Cleaner Production. 215, p. 198-216

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

2 Downloads (Pure)

Activities

  • 1 Participating in or organising workshops, courses, seminars etc.

Nordic Innovation at Nordic Climate Action Weeks

Tim C. McAloone (Panel member)
12 Dec 2019

Activity: Attending an eventParticipating in or organising workshops, courses, seminars etc.

Prizes

Design Society Reviewers' Favourite

Marina de Pádua Pieroni (Recipient), Tim C. McAloone (Recipient) & Daniela Cristina Antelmi Pigosso (Recipient), 8 Aug 2019

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

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ICED Outstanding Presentation Award

Marina de Pádua Pieroni (Recipient), Tim C. McAloone (Recipient) & Daniela Cristina Antelmi Pigosso (Recipient), 8 Aug 2019

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

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