eCircular Flagship is an innovation project founded by EIT-Climate KIC. eCircular Flagship envisions a circular carbon-neutral plastic system in Europe by 2050. eCircular fosters the circularity of plastic-based material systems and dematerialization of urban plastic demand based on preventative and digital solutions. eCircular will become the key European reference platform for radical digital innovation driving plastic waste prevention. The innovations boost smart manufacturing solutions through advanced eco-design approaches, new business models and alternative consumption patterns, as well as, advanced policies and industry standards to foster solutions scale up.
eCircular is an ambitious strategic vision covering the entire value chain, in order to spur growth, jobs and innovation. It also contributes to European leadership in global solutions and to the transition towards a low-carbon and circular economy, whilst providing citizens with a cleaner, safer environment.
The consortium consists of: Montanuniversität Leoben, University of Bologna – Unibo (Lead), Wuppertal Institute, Ecomatters B.V., TU Delft, Lund Universiteit.
The specific objectives and partners’ contributions are divided into seven work packages (WP).
At Montanuniversität Leoben the RIC is the leading partner for WP 3 – Market-Driven Solutions Exploration. Objectives include designing a Regional Hub for plastic waste prevention in Austria, Networking and cooperation with established stakeholders from 2018 and 2019, and co-creation based on the learning loop for the exploration of systemic market-driven innovation for plastics waste prevention (in cooperation with TU Delft).
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Duration of the Project 2018- 2020. WP3 Lead partner: Montanuniversität Leoben, Lead name: Marinella Passarella, PhD.