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Chair of Operations Management
Prof. Dr. Grit Walther

Competence Network Circular Economy


Duration: 2018 – 2020

Funding: EFRE & Ministry for Environment, Agriculture, Conservation and Consumer Protection of North Rhine-Westphalia (MULNV)



RWTH, BAV, TH Köln, and FH Münster cooperate in order to built a vital research environment for establishing a circular economy. Within the competence center, stakeholder from practice and research shall work together in order to solve practical problems and to develop promising research ideas. Herein, the main target is to reduce resource use and to avoid waste. As a first start, resource flows within North Rhine-Westfalia are analyzed in order to close material cycles and allow for a cascade usage of materials.