CE-COSP: Circular Economy and Raw Material Competence for Sustainable Production
CE-COSP Project is an education project based on EIT program, funded by XPRES partners including RISE, KTH, Mälardalen University, Boliden Mineral AB, Höganäs AB, Swerea MEFOS AB, TalTech University, and Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg. Based on a need for raw material solutions for a sustainable European mobility industry, PhD students are trained in this CE-COSP course. As future experts in manufacturing and material science they develop a circular perspective, innovation competence and an entrepreneurial mind set focussing on recyclability of new materials. The course combines blended learning with practical parts in industry and training on entrepreneurship and innovation.
Based on a need for raw material solutions for a sustainable European mobility industry, doctoral students are trained in the CE COSP course. As future experts in manufacturing and material science they develop a circular perspective, innovation competence and an entrepreneurial mindset focussing on the recyclability of new materials.
The course combines blended learning with practical periods in industry and training on entrepreneurship and innovation. Currently a lot of innovation is ongoing in the use of very light materials for the automotive industry. But there are nearly no technologies to recycle this new materials at the moment. Doctoral students from engineering, manufacturing and material sciences on the one hand, and economists on the other hand, are trained together in this interdisciplinary course to develop an awareness of the recyclability of materials used in the mobility sector, and foster innovation and entrepreneurial activity in this field.
The solution (technology)
The course is based on innovative elements including blended learning and constructivist methods. In CE COSP, doctoral students will be given the opportunity to reflect and adjust their research to better contribute to the transformation to a more resource efficient and circular utilization of primary and secondary raw materials. Furthermore, via clear the integration of the entrepreneurial mindset there is an opportunity for the contribution of the attendees to green growth in Europe.
Sustainable production relates to among other aspects; raw material efficiency, circularity, toxic free technologies and costs. In order to achieve positive environmental gains, such aspects have to be considered holistically. In practice this means that the use of raw materials in production downstream has to be managed carefully. It is a prerequisite to sustainable management to have relevant knowledge about raw materials. The course CE COSP therefore provides attendees with both theory and practical competence in raw materials using constructivist teaching. The course materials will spread out at least to all interested EIT Raw Materials partners to multiply the benefit and secure a sustainable use.
Swerea IVF AB, Sweden (Lead Partner)
ArcelorMittal Eisenhuettenstadt, Germany
Boliden Mineral AB, Sweden
Höganäs AB, Sweden
Interessensgemeinschaft der Recycling- und Entsorgungsunternehmen e.V. (FIRE e.V.), Germany
Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (KTH Royal Institute of Technology), Sweden
Mälardalen University Bjelkemyr, Sweden
RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB, Sweden
Swerea MEFOS AB, Sweden
Tallinna Tehnikaülikool (TTÜ Tallinn University of Technology), Estonia
Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg (TUBAF), Germany