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WIPANO Grant Policy entered into force (03/15/2024)

Guideline for the promotion of technology and knowledge transfer through patents, standardisation and standardisation for the economic exploitation of innovative ideas from companies and universities "WIPANO - Knowledge and Technology Transfer through Patents and Standards". The directive entered into force on 1 January 2024 and will remain in force until 31 December 2027.

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Funding measure KuRT represented at ACHEMA 2024! (02/26/2024)

At ACHEMA 2024 you can once again expect a comprehensive and exciting congress programme on current highlight topics. The funding measure "KuRT" will also be represented by the networking and transfer project KuRT_Plus on Monday, 10 June 2024 at 10 a.m. with a presentation at the ACHEMA 2024 leading trade fair for the process industry.

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Call for funding "Ressource.NRW": Innovations in the circular economy (02/19/2024)

With its "Ressource.NRW" call for proposals, the state government of NRW is supporting small and medium-sized enterprises in investing in innovative measures to implement new resource-efficient technologies such as collection, sorting and recycling technologies in the sense of a circular economy. The state of NRW and the EU are providing more than €31.4 million for this purpose as part of the ERDF/JTF Programme NRW 2021-2027. A total of three application rounds are planned until the end of 2025. The deadline for the first round is 1 April 2024.

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Merseburg becomes the site of the Centre for the Transformation of Chemistry (CTC) in Saxony-Anhalt (02/15/2024)

The new large-scale research centre "Centre for the Transformation of Chemistry (CTC)" will be located in Merseburg, next to Delitzsch in northern Saxony, and the joint project "pool-in-loop" of the Merseburg University of Applied Sciences, which is supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research with a total of five million euros, is a first example of the incipient transformation of chemistry in southern Saxony-Anhalt.

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New Fraunhofer position paper on transparent life cycle assessment of plastic recycling (02/15/2024)

Fraunhofer CCPE researchers have identified ten challenges and ten requirements that increase comparability and transparency in the ecological assessment of plastic recycling.

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Kick-off event of the KuRT funding measure: Starting signal for a resource-efficient plastic industry (02/14/ 2024)

Around 60 experts met in Frankfurt am Main on 23 and 24 January 2024 for a joint kick-off of the BMBF-funding measure "Resource-efficient circular economy - plastic recycling technologies (KuRT)".

To the presentations and posters (German)

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DIN SPEC 91466 "Sorting facilities for lightweight packaging" published (02/12/2024)

Two standards have been published on the topic of sorting facilities for lightweight packaging - recyclable material efficiency and other quality criteria. The documents are available free of charge.

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KongressBW: Call for Ideas (02/06/2024)

This year, the organising team is once again following the idea of KONGRESS BW guests helping to shape the programme on the topics of resource efficiency and the circular economy. They are invited to contribute ideas and suggestions for topics, contributions, forums or plenary sessions. We are looking for suggestions and ideas on the topics of resource efficiency, the circular economy and climate protection. The organisation team will accept ideas and suggestions with a brief description until 20 February 2024 at

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BMBF funding measure "Resource-efficient Circular Economy - Plastic Recycling Technologies (KuRT)" started (12/12/2023)

Within the framework programme "Research for Sustainable Development - FONA3", the BMBF is funding six research projects and a networking and transfer project that will work on solutions for greater resource efficiency in the recycling of plastics until 2028.

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ReVise-UP: Optimising plastics recycling using sensor technology (11/29/2023)

Over the next four years, 17 research institutes, associations and industry partners will be working on the research project "Improving the process efficiency of mechanical recycling of post-consumer plastic packaging waste through intelligent material flow management - implementation phase"; ReVise-UP.

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