A Circular Economy for More Sustainable Product Development - Project "ZirkuPro"

2022-09 UPB, Campus OWL © Paderborn University / Besim Mazhiqi

Manufacturing mechatronic products is associated with high energy demand, critical raw materials, and complex manufacturing conditions. One way to solve this problem is through a circular economy, which makes it possible to conserve resources and ensure sustainable development. Researchers from Paderborn University and the Fraunhofer Institutes IEM (Paderborn) and IZM (Berlin) are currently working to extend this principle to an integrated circular product development process for intelligent technical systems.