Lecturer platform Circular Economy can continue for another 3 years
Bringing a circular economy closer. Thanks to a grant from SIA, the lecturer platform Circular Economy 3.0 can confidently continue working on this objective for a more sustainable and circular society over the next 3 years.
Bringing a circular economy closer. It’s an ambitious goal, and of course you never know if you’re doing it 100 percent right. Fortunately, there is a nice yardstick: the awarding of important grants, such as those from the National Organisation for Applied Research SIA. With this, the lecturer platform Circular Economy 3.0 can confidently continue working on a more sustainable and circular society in the next 3 years. For over 6 years, the participating lectors and researchers from 15 universities of applied sciences have been working to enable groundbreaking research and ditto ideas in the field of circularity. That is now joined by 3 more.
Our lector Improving Business Ton van Kollenburg has been president of the lectors’ platform for more than 3 years. Making connections is the main goal of the platform, he says. “We do not conduct research in the platform, but we try to connect parties so that they can conduct that research. And we have also helped lecturers with grant applications for research.” Lecturers and researchers from 15 colleges work together in the Circular Economy lecturer platform. Three community partners also joined: Het Groene Brein, Transitieagenda consumptiegoederen and TKI Dynalog. It fits with the members’ desire to be an open platform. Not only for lectors and researchers, but also for public institutions and companies, for example. And for students. The lector platform also cooperates in increasing the educational offer in the field of sustainability. For example, by co-developing a cross-sectoral master’s program on sustainability. Support for research into digitization and circularity, such as product passports, is also planned for the near future.