Interdisciplinary Networking for a Sustainable and Circular Economy (INSCE)


Project no.: SPA.

Project description:

Researchers from Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), Linköping University (LiU), the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) and Tampere University (TAU) working on the project „Interdisciplinary networking for a sustainable and circular economy (INSCE)“, funded by the ECIU SMART-ER programme action „Blended mobility to create networks“. The project aim is to organize a series of events designed to foster cooperation and co?creation among ECIU universities and to expand the knowledge of academic staff by sharing interdisciplinary experiences and disseminating knowledge about relevant and future research regarding the circular economy and sustainability.

Project funding:

Funded under project SMART-ER (No. 101016888) “Seed” program

Project results:

In order to achieve the first objective (Share interdisciplinary experience and knowledge from previous and ongoing research and transfer teaching practices related to the sustainability and circular economy field) the project meeting was organized as a workshop, which let to achieve main results such as 1) mapped the joint experience and connecting topics among project partners and 2) organized open lecture for ECIU Society Networking for the circular economy, by touching very important aspects of the circular economy, such as standardization work within the circular economy (dr. Mattias Lindahl; Linköping University, Sweden), circular business model, and circular value chain (dr. Leena Aarikka-Stenroos and researcher Mikko Sairanen; Tampere University, Finland), paradoxical tensions in circular business models innovation (dr. Lina Dagilienė; Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania) and implementation of the circular economy in electrical and electronic products (dr. Laura Talens Peiró; Universitat Aut?noma de Barcelona, Spain).

Period of project implementation: 2022-05-26 - 2023-12-31

Project coordinator: Kaunas University of Technology

Project partners: The Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), University of Tampere, Linkoping University

Viktorija Varaniūtė

2022 - 2023

Centre of Excellence for Business Digital Transformation, School of Economics and Business