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CINEMA - Towards circular economy via ecodesign and sustainable remanufacturing

Climate change, diminishing critical raw materials, and fossil fuels in consequence of the linear economy model are global challenges that must be resolved. Eco-design and remanufacturing of components, machinery and equipment are essential concepts in the circular economy, which aims to minimize waste and energy use and keep the products, components and materials at their highest utility and value at all times. To meet the changing needs of the world, the transition from linear to circular economy must be accelerated by promoting industrial companies in the High North, particularly in manufacturing industries, to adopt eco-design and remanufacturing activities to their operations. This project aims to find and identify the products, which have a lot of eco-design potential, develop circular economy business models and utilize advanced material additive directed energy deposition (DED) techniques in various on- and off-site remanufacturing cases. Adoption of circular economy principles brings a lot of new opportunities to increase entrepreneurship and amount of innovative companies in the region, and opportunities for SMEs and large enterprises to develop business and pioneering eco-efficient industrial innovations and solutions to the global market, which boosts export and internationalization.      

Funding source

Interreg Nord 2014-2020

Regional Council of Lapland


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Coordinating organisation

Centria University of Applied Sciences

Tampere University

Luleå University of Technology


Alfamat Oy

Carrum Oy

Castolin Eutectic

Duroc Laser Coating AB

Flowplus Oy

Gestamp HardTech AB


Kokkola LCC Oy

Robit Plc

Somotec Oy

Tikomet Oy

Wärtsilä Finland Oy