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Summer school on Circular Cities (Circu City)

During the yearly 2-week Circular Cities summer school, students are trained and challenged to co-develop novel solutions for sustainable circular cities. The focus lies specifically on sustainable water and waste management, the transition to green mobility and renewable energy, and the role of raw materials in this transition. The programme is composed of 3 inter-woven training lines:

  • Interactive lectures and workshops: learn from academic and industrial experts in the field
  • A multi-day tournament in which students work in small groups to jointly re-design a city district, focusing on challenges in water, energy and raw materials
  • In-depth thematic groups where students work on case studies and present your findings to your peers. Let’s micro-teach!

More information is given on the project website and LinkedIn page.



The Industrial Symbiosis Hub (InSysHub)

The focus of the Industrial Symbiosis Hub is to gather industry, universities, and students to work on challenges in industrial symbiosis. Real-life challenges from the industry are presented to students in the shape of assignments and graduation projects. In return, companies get answers to their challenges based on the most recent academic insights.

Examples of sectors where industrial symbiosis can be applied are chemistry (e.g. exchanging materials), production engineering (e.g. recycling, remanufacturing), business (e.g. new business models) and law (e.g. liability issues between exchanging industrial partners).

The institutes involved are:

  • University of Leiden (Netherlands)
  • Delft University of Technology (Netherlands)
  • Ghent University (Belgium)
  • Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT, Finland)
  • MEERI (Mineral and Energy Economy Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences)

The project’s industrial partners are CoolRec (Belgium), Circularise (Netherlands), and Resourceful BVBA (Belgium), which will give the project its valuable input from practice.

Within this project, CAPTURE will organise the Industrial Symbiosis Hub in Flanders. Feel free to contact us with ideas on student assignments within this project.

About EIT RawMaterials

EIT RawMaterials, initiated and funded by the EIT, a body of the European Union, is the largest consortium in the raw materials sector worldwide. Its vision is to develop raw materials into a major strength for Europe. Its mission is to enable sustainable competitiveness of the European minerals, metals, and materials sector along the value chain by driving innovation, education, and entrepreneurship.



Modular toolbox for professional education

There is an urgent need in industry to match the training of professionals with today’s industry needs of increasing process flexibility, meeting customer and societal needs, delivering high environmental, social and ethical performance, and rapidly changing career paths of the workforce. This training should be pace-based, attractive, of high-quality, tailored to the audience and modular so learners can learn anything, anytime, anywhere. The MOTOPED project provides an approach for high quality training on demand using a blended learning approach for fast, efficient, effective and focused training of new and existing workforce, especially to increase innovation. Therefore a generic web-based training based on a toolbox approach and consisting of different teaching methodologies (videos, presentations, reading material, knowledge clips, quizzes …), the MOTOPED concept, was developed and piloted with learners from the industrial partner Umicore. The MOTOPED concept provides the possibility to complement the generic toolbox with add-on modules, tailored to the audience. 

This allows potential further commercialization of the platform, since it can be easily tailored to other companies or to other sectors. Also MSc and PhD education profits from the outcomes of this project. The concept and content developed in the project will be readily usable for the project partners. Communication and dissemination

The MOTOPED project was financed by EIT Raw Materials and coordinated by Ghent University as key academic partner for developing the teaching modules and courses.