Skip to content

A circular economy approach for lifecycles of products and services

  • Implementation date5/1/2018 - 10/31/2021
  • FunderH2020 Industrial Leadership
  • Research areaService Business and Circular Economy
  • Project typeInternational RDI

CIRC4Life is an innovative 3-year multidisciplinary research project which started on the 1st of May 2018. It has received 6,3M Euros funding from the EU Horizon2020 research programme with 17 partners from 8 EU countries.

It aims to develop and implement a circular economy approach by creating new sustainable products and services through their value and supply chains. Three new Circular Economy Business Models will be developed including:

(i)    Co-creation of products and services with end-users
(ii)    Collaborative recycling and reuse
(iii)    Sustainable consumption

The project will focus on electrical and electronic products (E&E) and Farming/ agri-food sectors with four large scale demonstration cases:

•    LED lighting
•    Tablets
•    Vegetables
•    Meat

The demonstrators will be held in the UK (Cornwall and Berkshire Counties) and Spain (Regions of Murcia, Basque Country and Valencia).

Laurea ‘s role in the project is to coordinate end-user and stakeholder engagement and help demonstrators develop Circular Economy Business Models (CEBM) with the help of Living Labs. Laurea will lead setting-up and implementation of the Living Lab environments in 5 locations around Spain and UK.

For more information please visit

EU flag This project has received funding under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and
 innovation programme under Grant agreement No. 776503