To reduce our climate impact, we must increase the lifespan of our products by moving from a linear economy to a circular economy. A prerequisite for increasing reuse and recycling is that the so-called traceability of the product's life cycle is improved. By increasing transparency in how the product is manufactured and reused, it will be easier for consumers and companies to make sustainable choices.
CIRCLA aims to develop methods for traceability and information sharing between different actors in the production and consumption chain.
CIRCLA will act as a platform to drive circular development where innovation can contribute to national and international competitiveness. Among other things, we will create and implement digital twins to improve flows in circular value networks, says Johan Frishammar.
Researchers from entrepreneurship and innovation at Luleå University of Technology have extensive experience of working for the transition to a circular economy in close collaboration with industry. Professors Johan Frishammar and Vinit Parida, and possibly additional employees, are participating in the project.
CIRCLA is a national investment with a total budget of SEK 37 million led by RISE. The project will run for three years.