CIRKLA – UniGR Center for Circular Economy in Materials and Metals

UniGR’s Interdisciplinary Centre of Expertise for the Circular Economy of Metals and Materials (UniGR-CIRKLA)

The European School for Materials (EUSMAT), the Chair of Functional Materials at Saarland University, as well as the Steinbeis Research Center MECS (Material Engineering Center Saarland) are partners in a new project: UniGR-CIRKLA

Project Duration: 01.04.2024 – 31.03.2028

The main aim of the project is to bring together players from civil society, education, research and industry in a single centre of expertise to facilitate the transition to a more circular economy for metals and geosourced materials. It brings together UniGR’s scientific partners and CRITT TJFU alongside regional and European players from the world of industry and innovation.

The aim is to go beyond the exchange of best practice and combine the skills of players in the Greater Region to respond together to a challenge whose solutions transcend the boundaries of regional components.

Cooperation Partners

Project Partners
  • University of Liège, Belgium (lead partner)
  • CRITT TJFU (Centre de Recherche d’Innovation et de Transfert de Technologie en Techniques Jet Fluide et Usinage), France
  • UniGR a.s.b.l.
  • RPTU Kaiserslautern-Landau, Germany
  • Université de Lorraine, France
  • University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • Saarland University, Germany
  • Trier University, Germany
  • htw saar, Germany
Associated Partners

Belgium:

  • Pole MecaTech
  • Maison de la Métallurgie et de l’Industrie de Liège asbl
  • INTRADEL

Germany:

  • Peter Gross Bau
  • A.R.T. Zweckverband
  • Steinbeis Forschungszentrum „Material Engineering Center Saarland“
  • Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte – Europäisches Zentrum für Kunst- und Industriekultur GmbH
  • East Side Fab e.V.
  • saarland.innovation&standort (saaris) e.V.
  • greenable GmbH
  • Science and Innovation Alliance Kaiserslautern e.V.
  • Ministerium für Klimaschutz, Umwelt, Energie und Mobilität (MKUEM) Rheinland-Pfalz
  • Bauforum Rheinland-Pfalz
  • SHS – Stahl-Holding-Saar GmbH & Co. KGaA
  • Ministerium der Finanzen Rheinland-Pfalz

France:

  • XARDEL DEMOLITION
  • EIT RawMaterials CLC Central
  • Interfaces EURODEV CENTER

Luxembourg:

  • Technoport S.A.
  • SOLID S.A.

Actions

I. TOWARDS A MORE CIRCULAR SOCIETY
  • Action I.1: Road Show about Circular Economy (ULg)
  • Action I.2: Executive Education in Circular Economy (RPTU)
  • Action I.3: Doctoral Summer School – Entrepreneurship in Circular Economy (UdS)
II. TOWARDS A MORE CIRCULAR TERRITORY
  • Action II.1: Buildings as material banks (Ulu)
  • Action II.2: Reuse and recycling – towards circular materials: steel case study (UdS)
  • Action II.3: Advice center for repair, reuse and recycling (ULorraine)
III. TOWARDS A MORE CIRCULAR INTELLIGENCE
  • Action III.1: Knowledge Centre (UniGR)
  • Action III.2: Cross-activity communication measures (UniGR)
  • Action III.3: Cross-border innovation community in the circular economy (htw)

For more information visit:
UniGR – CIRKLA
Interreg UniGR CIRKLA

Contact: cirkla@uni-gr.eu

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