European Circular Research Hub

CiRCLETECH project will be raising scientific excellence of the cooperating partners, University of Miskolc, Delft University of Technology and Lappeenranta–Lahti University of Technology in the field of sustainable circular economy research, with the aim of forming a long-lasting Research Hub, across Northern Hungary. 

The creation of Research Hub on Sustainable Circular Economy (CiRCLETECH Hub) will provide the basis of future cooperation and operation of a regional excellence center creating meaningful impact on regional and national level on circular economy, but also on involvement in Horizon Europe. 

CiRCLETECH group will create a joint multidisciplinary research work plan implementing cooperatively to find solutions to common research challenges and opportunities that all partners face: Connecting technological and socioeconomic research activities in the field of sustainable circular economy for boosting research excellence and management capacity of the universities. 

Four cross-organizational multidisciplinary research teams will work together on the different subtopics, applying dynamic research methodology while continuously exchanging views to create synergies.  These topics are the following: 

  • Urban and waste mining, material recycling 
  • Processing technologies in waste recycling 
  • Circular manufacturing 
  • Sustainable energy transition – Just transition.

The project aims at:

  • Improving networking and internationalization trough mobility, events, joint programs with partners
  • Improving skills and knowledge in the field of formulating research strategy, creating research ideas
  • Helping to understand European Research policy and challenges
  • Achieving dedication at strategic level within the institution and regionally
  • Creating a stable and inspiring research environment with long term perspectives involving the partners, but also industrial, governmental and non-profit stakeholders at regional, national and EU level.


Funder: European Union
Programme: Horizon Europe 
Grant amount: €1,498,200.00
Contribution to TU Delft: â‚¬409,937.50
Grant number:  101079354
Role TU Delft:  Project partner
Project duration: October 2022 – September 2025
TU Delft researchers:                

Dr. David Peck (lead) Nina Boorsma

Project partners

University of Miskolc, Hungary (lead partner), Lappeenranta–Lahti University of Technology, Finland

Contact Nina Boorsma

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement N° 101079354.