RDI projects


Project Information
NameMaterial effective circular economy in Northern Savonia
ContactPetteri Heino
DescriptionThe objective of the project is to find and develop new, financially profitable applications for the use of recycled
material. The processed materials may include different secondary flows of fibres, minerals or plastics in industry, or
similar material that has already been categorised as waste, such as construction or municipal waste. The project
enables the significant reduction of carbon footprints.

The project aims to create an operating model which guides corporate actors in brainstorming new applications based on recycled materials available, after which prototypes are created of the best ideas. The brainstorming process must be as interactive as possible, and the objective of the project is to hold several consecutive idea-to-prototype sessions where feedback from the previous round is used as input in the next round. Prototypes can be produced by agglomeration, extrusion and moulding.

By working independently as well as interacting with other companies, businesses are better able to understand their possibilities to utilise secondary flows from production and identify new raw material sources. Businesses generate ideas for new products and the use of new production methods. Businesses also obtain innovation tools and models to improve their daily operations.
PartnersHankkeen koordinoijana toimii Lappeenrannan teknillinen yliopisto. Itä-Suomen yliopisto ja Savonia-ammattikorkeakoulu ovat osatoteuttajia.
Funded byEAKR Flat Rate 2014-2020