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Recyclable materials development at Analytical Research Infrastructures


Project timeline
September 2022
48 months
August 2026
General Information
A radical shift to the Circular Economy is urgently needed to cope with the challenge of finite resources decreasing at a frightening pace while the quantity of waste increases alarmingly. The European Commission`s (EC) Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP) adopted in March 2020 has identified seven key product value chains that must rapidly become circular, given their environmental impacts and circularity potentials. This requires substantial research on materials with a very high recycling capability while exhibiting competitive functionalities. In ReMade@ARI, the most significant European analytical research infrastructures join forces to pioneer a support hub for materials research facilitating a step change to the Circular Economy. ReMade@ARI offers coordinated access to more than 50 European analytical research infrastructures, comprising the majority of the facilities that constitute the Analytical Research Infrastructures in Europe (ARIE) network. ReMade@ARI offers comprehensive services suiting any research focusing on the development of new materials for the Circular Economy in the key areas highlighted in the CEAP and plays an important role in the preparation of the common technology roadmap for circular industries. Senior scientist, facility experts and highly trained young researchers contribute scientific knowledge and extensive support to realise a user service of unprecedented quality, making each promising idea a success. Particular attention is attributed to the implementation of attractive formats to support researchers and developers from industry. The comprehensive service catalogue is complemented by an extensive training programme. Communication and dissemination activities are underpinned by a continuous impact assessment, which also enables evidence-based decision-making in the context of the proposal selection. Routes to sustainability of the platform will be explored towards the end of the project.

Hereon contributes to the work package entitled “Reaching out to industry and SMEs/ Pilot studies for an Open Innovation Test Bed” and will enable industrial access for test measurements to the beamlines operated by Hereon’s German Engineering Materials Science Centre (GEMS) platform at DESY’s synchrotron light source PETRA III. GEMS is a central user access platform, where the Hereon provides a worldwide unique infrastructure for complementary research with photons and neutrons.
EU-Programme Acronym and Subprogramme AreaHORIZON-INFRA-2021-SERV-01-04
Project TypeResearch and Innovation Action (RIA)
Contract NumberGrant Agreement 101058414
Co-ordinatorHelmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf EV (DE)
Funding for the Project (€) Funding for Hereon (€)
Contact Person at Hereon Dr. Marc Thiry, Institute of Materials Physics, Hereon Outstation at DESY in Hamburg, Phone: +49 40 8998-6914
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Worldwide Europe

Agenzia Nazionale Per Le Nuove Tecnologie, L'energia E Lo Sviluppo Economico Sostenibile (IT), CERIC-ERIC (IT), CNRS (FR), Consiglio Nazionale delle Richerche (IT), Consorcio Para El Diseno, Construccion, Equipamiento Y Explotacion Del Centro De Laseres Pulsados Ultracortos Ultraintensos (ES), Consorcio para la Construccion, Equimamiento y Explotación del Laboratorio de Luz de Sincrotón (ES), Danish Technological Institute (DK), DESY Stifung Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron (DE), Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (CH), European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (FR), Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH (DE), Fundacio Institut Catala De Nanociencia I Nanotecnologia (ES), Fundacio Institut De Ciencies Fotoniques (ES), Fyzikalni Ustav Av Cr V.V.I (CZ), Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH (DE), Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf e. V. (DE), Idryma Technologias Kai Erevnas (GR), Institut Max von Laue - Paul Langevin (FR), Institut Za Fiziku (HR), Instituto Superior Tecnico (PT), Interuniversitair Micro-Electronica Centrum (BE), Istituto Nazionale Di Fisica Nucleare (IT), Jozef Stefan Institute (SI), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (BE), Laserlab-Europe AISBL (BE), Lunds Universitet (SE), Magyar Tudomanyos Akademia Energiatudomanyi Kutatokozpont (HU), Paul Scherrer Institute (CH), Politecnico di Milano (IT), Radboud University (NL), Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität Bonn (DE), Ruder Boskovic Institute (HR), Sincrotrone Trieste (IT), Stichting VU-VUMC (NL), Synchrotron Soleil Societe Civile (FR), Technische Universität München (DE), United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UK), Universidad Autonoma De Madrid (ES), Universidad de Sevilla (ES), Universidade de Coimbra (PT), Universität Wien (AT), University of Jyvaskyla (FI), Uppsala Universitet (SE), Ustav Fyzikalni Chemie J. Heyrovskeho AV CR, v. v. i. (CZ), Ustav Jaderne Fyziki AV CR (CZ)
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Last Update: 08. January 2024