CIRCULÉIRE is the first cross-sectoral industry-led innovation network dedicated to accelerating the net-zero carbon circular economy in Ireland. CIRCULÉIRE is a €4.5m public- private partnership co-created by Irish Manufacturing Research (Secretariat), and three Strategic Partners; the Department for Environment, Climate and Communications (DECC), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), EIT Climate-KIC and a growing cross-sectoral network of Industry Members.
CIRCULÉIRE’s overarching objective between 2020-2022 is to source, test, finance, and scale, circular manufacturing systems, supply chains and circular business models to deliver significant reductions in both CO2 emissions and waste across our Industry Membership over the programmes’ lifespan.
Below is an overview of the circular economy innovation demonstration projects awarded funding from CIRCULÉIRE’s ring-fenced innovation fund to date:
1: LLLB Centre of Excellence (2020)
2: White Goods Repair Skillset for a Circular Economy (2020)
3: Advanced Robotics to capture Critical Raw Materials in WEEE recycling for a Circular Economy (2021)
Recycling of CRMs will enable circular economies in manufacturing