Thomas Vandenhaute

Access to (raw) materials, but also climate, are important reasons why circularity should be high on the agenda of manufacturing companies. Two things are vital for companies in the manufacturing industry eager to make the transition to a circular economy: cooperation and trust.

Thomas Vandenhaute

We share the key lessons and insights from our sessions at the CE Connect learning network with you. In the most recent session, we explored how you can build a new ecosystem of actors: where to start, how to find the right partners, why they should cooperate, how to start cooperating. For these and other questions, we managed to define actions that will lead you to meaningful answers. 

Thomas Vandenhaute

Ever wondered how international companies are implementing circular strategies to capture additional value? Do you doubt whether circular economy can be a real driver for innovation?  During an online event by Agoria and Sirris you will learn how top notch international companies are taking up this circular opportunity.

Joey Bosmans

A growing market and stronger public awareness are accelerating the adoption of bio-based, biodegradable and recyclable products. But how can you identify and evaluate these products? And what is their current position in the circular economy? The Sirris and Centexbel webinar on 31 March will bring you up to date on this within the hour!

Thomas Vandenhaute

Setting up a product as a product-service combination is a common step in making the manufacturing industry more circular. This was the theme of the most recent CE Connect Inspire learning network session. We will now share the most important building blocks and some lessons to be learned with you.

Joey Bosmans
Pieter Samyn

The development of sustainable alternatives to wallpaper and wall finishes includes both the use of bio-based materials and the implementation of an end-of-life recycling strategy.

Jeroen Tacq
Pieter Jan Jordaens

Developments of renewable energy sources, such as ocean energy, can be accelerated if companies and research organisations work together. The Ocean Power Innovation Network (OPIN), in which OWI-Lab/Sirris is a partner, seeks to build and foster such collaborations through Collaborative Innovation Groups (CIGs). One CIG, focussing on corrosion monitoring, has recently been launched, and we need your input!

Thomas Vandenhaute

You always get the best feedback from users. That's no different for the Cesar Tool. We are happy to share the learning lessons and some critical reflections that we were able to discuss with a number of users in the meantime.

Patrick Cosemans
Ozlem Ceyhan Yilmaz

The new European project NewSkin, in which Sirris is a participant, explores the potential of nano-based surfaces for industrial and consumer products.

Thomas Vandenhaute

After elaborating on the theoretical concept of circular economy, the question arises how to measure circularity or the progress towards a more circular economy. Measuring circularity is essential because it shows what your company’s position is and gives a reference point for comparison and improvement. You can't measure progress in circularity with the progress indicators from the linear economy. Here is a handhold to monitor progress in transition in the meantime.