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Circular Economy

How can businesses use less materials and energy, re-use more and transit to the circular economy?

Circular economy is in the spotlight these days. How can products and materials be reused, how can consumption be curbed, and how can we intertwine products and services to reduce our ecological footprint?

Global increases in consumption are leading to scarcity of resources and large amounts of waste. Making better and smarter use of materials is economically and ecologically necessary. We need to ask ourselves: how can products and materials be reused in order to curb consumption? And how do we combine services with goods, in order to prolong their usability?

This transition is especially challenging for smaller businesses, as it requires applying new innovative business models and developing new concepts in critical areas such as supply chain collaboration, pricing, and financing.

Check out our research projects on Circular Economy