Making the Transition to Circular Economy

  • McAloone, Tim C. (PI)
  • Pigosso, Daniela C. A. (CoI)
  • Funk, Nicklas Christian (PI)
  • Bahrenscheer, Mathias Malmkvist (Project Participant)
  • Perrild, Lærke Sofie Spaabæk (Project Participant)
  • Frederiksen, Trine Brink (Project Participant)
  • Sternest, Tine (Project Participant)
  • Petersen, Dorte M. (Project Participant)
  • Hermann, Maria (Project Participant)

    Project Details


    MATChE is a programme carried out by Technical University of Denmark in order to support Danish industry to increase its competitiveness, growth and job creation by demonstrating how to engage in an effective transition towards Circular Economy (CE), based on current readiness assessment and strategic driver identification.

    By enabling an effective transition of Danish industry towards CE, a long-term systemic and sustainable enhancement of the Danish economy and society is expected, with value maximization and increased resource productivity.

    The project’s primary audience is the Danish manufacturing industry, including their upstream and downstream value chains, across numerous sectors. Industry companies include significant players in the Danish economy, embracing large manufacturing companies and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). By taking a cross-sectorial approach, exponential knowledge enhancement and experience sharing among a large variety of companies are enabled. This brings high innovation and business potential.

    MATChE is supported by the Danish Industry Foundation (Industriens Fond).
    Effective start/end date01/02/201730/06/2020

    Collaborative partners

    UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production


    • Circular economy
    • Readiness
    • Sustainability
    • business model innovation
    • sustainable transition
    • Circularity


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