Design of next generation electronics for a circular economy

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Circular Circuits is a multidisciplinary collaborative research project focused on developing a fully circular generation of electronics. It will develop solutions to overcome technical, economic and societal bottlenecks for lifetime extension, reuse, repair, refurbishment and recycling through development of a new generation of electronic components, product-service design, new business models and advanced recycling technology.

The project covers the product groups communication infrastructure, telecommunication consumer electronics, lighting and power electronics.

The project was granted by the Dutch Research Council (NWO) in 2022 under project number P20-13. 


Our ambition is to develop a fully circular generation of electronics on a component, printed circuit board and product level.


Four objectives are set for the Circular Circuits project.


Integral approach that includes circular design, business models and environmental-economic assessment at system level.

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