Since its founding in 1827, KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. KTH is Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world dedicated to advancing knowledge.


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The Bosch Group is the leading global supplier of technology and services. In 2017, its 402,000 associates generated sales of 78,1Bn. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in 60 countries (150 countries when considering its sales and service partners.


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SIVECO Romania develops and exports software products and consultancy projects with high added value to countries within the European Community, Middle East, North Africa and the CIS area.

A European company, with unique skills and internationally competitive experts, SIVECO Romania is the only Romanian software company that provides IT services directly to the European Commission organizations.


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The Circular Economy Solutions GmbH [C-ECO] was founded in February 2016. C-ECO provides service solutions for the Circular Economy and related businesses and is offering modular packages that can be flexibly adapted to suit individual customer requirements. The company has its headquarter in Goettingen, Germany and an additional office in Karlsruhe, Germany. In 2017, C-ECO opened a representation in North America located in Chicago. The 22 C-ECO employees have more than 150 years of experience in Reverse Logistics and Remanufacturing.


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CirBES AB was founded in 2014 by an interdisciplinary team from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. It operates as a ‘change agent’ supporting manufacturing industry to facilitate transitions from linear to circular systems.
Our ambition is to provide end-to-end services in understanding needs, analysing potential and implementing solutions in going and growing circular. Our vision of circular economy is a fully regenerative industrial world where environmental sustainability paves the way to economic opportunities and prosperity.


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Signifikant was founded in 2004, with head office in Stockholm and resellers in Scandinavia, Europe, North America and Asia. Signifikant provides IT-solutions and services within product lifecycle management (PLM) and aftermarket industries. We offer a product called Signifikant to OEMs and resellers. Signifikant helps our clients keep track of spare parts, accessories and documentation for a particular product or product individual.


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PDSVision Oy is part of PDSVision Group AB. PDSVision operates in Scandinavia, UK and Germany offering PLM and IIoT services and solutions to industrial companies all sizes. Our solutions are built using commercial products from industry leading technology companies such as PTC and ANSYS as well as our own technology.
We serve 1000 + companies yearly around Europe helping these companies to be efficient and compliant when developing new products. IIoT and PLM enable products to consume less energy and to be easier to recycle in the end of their lifecycle.


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Homie Pay-Per-Use is innovative start-up from the TU Delft that aims to significantly reduce the environmental impact of domestic appliances, by moving from an ‘ownership’ to a Pay-Per-Use model. This circular business model stimulates manufacturers to develop more better, more sustainable appliances whilst at the same time nudging customer behaviour towards more sustainable usage patterns.


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Striebig Logistique provides logistics services, offering storage, warehousing, processing, and shipping of automotive spare parts. Striebig Logistique is a fully-owned subsidiary from the Charles André Group, a logistics provider active in 15 European countries.


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The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is the leading organization for applied research in Europe. Its research activities are conducted by 69 institutes and research units at locations throughout Germany. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft employs a staff of 24,500, who work with an annual research budget totalling 2.1 billion euros. The Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation (IPA)’s Project Group Sustainable Manufacturing is based in Bayreuth, directed by Professor Dr.-Ing. Rolf Steinhilper, and associated with the University of Bayreuth.


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Gorenje Group is one of the leading European home appliance manufacturers. Gorenje sells over 5M home appliances under the global brands Gorenje and Asko and under six regional brands (Atag, Pelgrim, Upo, Mora, Etna and Körting) in 90 countries worldwide.
In project ReCiPSS Gorenje will lead the implementation of the white goods demonstrator (WP6 leader). GOR will also contribute to the underlying tools and methodologies (WP2, WP3, WP4), the ICT platform supporting multiple lifecycles (WP5) and the dissemination (WP8) and exploitation activities (WP9).


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Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) is a multifaceted institution that offers education and carries out research in the technical sciences at an internationally recognised level. Education, research and design are strongly oriented towards applicability. TU Delft develops technologies for future generations, focusing on sustainability, safety and economic vitality. TU Delft comprises eight faculties, unique laboratories, research institutes and schools.


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Masaryk University (MU) is the second-largest public university in the Czech Republic established in 1919. At present it comprises nine faculties with over 200 departments, research centres, institutes and freestanding and hospital-based clinics and it is recognized as one of the most important teaching and research institutions in the Czech Republic. MU offers education across the full spectrum of traditional and contemporary fields from life, physical, health, social and computer science to law, education, arts and humanities and economics and business. Its internationally acknowledged research focus addresses multidisciplinary issues especially in the areas of biology, genomics, neuroscience, nanotechnology and microtechnology and in the field of environmental contamination.


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