Last updated on: 03 Apr, 2023

Cradle-ALP: Cradle to cradle, circular design and circular substitutions for linear products in industrial manufacturing processes in the Alpine Space

Chemie-Cluster Bayern GmbH is again partner in an Interreg Alpine Space consortium since November 2022.  The aim of the Cradle-ALP project is to increase the awareness of the public, relevant industries and political stakeholders for cradle-to-cradle approaches, circular design and circular economy in the Alpine Space.

The focus is to explore new approaches in the plastics, packaging, chemical, wood/furniture and textile industries to build circular value networks and thereby replace fossil or unsustainable materials with circular, sustainable and bio-based/bio-degradable materials.

To this end, the project will first sensitize industry representatives, political stakeholders and the general public to the topic and raise awareness of the opportunities, obstacles and mechanisms for a sustainable transformation of industry towards a biobased circular economy.

In the further course of the project, experts from industry and research will be involved in order to develop “transformation roadmaps”, which will subsequently be tested for industrial practicability in pilot trials with industrial partners. The aim is for value chains to be formed across regions and thus new business collaborations. 

Ultimately, the consortium will work to achieve policy convergence for transnational S4 strategies in the priority sectors and initiate joint financing instruments to support businesses in transformation. Cradle-ALP thus contributes to the industrial transformation and the development of a more sustainable mode of production in the Alpine Space.

The consortium consists of clusters, universities, business associations, institutions and organizations from six European countries. Besides Chemie-Cluster Bayern, as the only Bavarian partner, the following actors are involved in the project:

For questions or suggestions regarding the project, please contact Tobias Schwarzmüller.

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nterreg Alpine Space 2021 – 2027

Cradle-ALP Project 01.11.2022 – 31.10.2025
Priority: Carbon neutral and resource sensitive Alpine region; Contribution to EUSALP AG

AG1 Research & innovation

This project is co-funded by the European Union through the Interreg Alpine Space programme.

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