The scientific networking and transfer project RessWInn aimed to provide technical support for the joint projects of the ReziProK funding measure and to intensively network them. In addition, the dissemination and transfer of the ReziProK results into economic practice was to be supported.

Promotion of the use of recycled materials​​


In this cluster group, various projects were being funded that deal with the optimised use of recycled materials in the construction materials, secondary plastics, textile fibres, used tyres, foundry and steel industry and the aircraft industry.

All-Polymer: Fibre reinforcement to increase the resource efficiency of high-quality, fully recyclable plastic products​

ConCirMy: Configurator for the Circular Economy

DIBICHAIN: Digital image of circulation systems using blockchain

DiLink: Digital solutions for industrial plastic circuits

DiTex: Digital Technologies as Enabler of a Resource-efficient Circular Economy

OptiRoDig: Optimisation of raw material productivity in the foundry and steel industry from products of the recycling industry by using modern mathematical methods, networking and digitalisation

REPOST: Autoclaved aerated concrete recycling cluster: Development of new options for circular economy

UpZent: "Upcycling Center" - A participatory business model to raise awareness and implement a resource-efficient circular economy

Extended and more intensive product use


Extended or more intensive product use, e.g. via sharing concepts, was being investigated for electronic products, reusable packaging, pumps, the clothing sector, construction products for interior design, furniture and trade fair stands, smartphones, refrigerators and cutlery.

Circular by Design (CbD): Sustainable product design of consumer goods using the case study refrigerator/freezer

CoT: CIRCLE OF TOOLS: Re-manufacturing of worn circular knives

EffizientNutzen: Data-based business models for cascade use and extended product use of electronic products

LongLife: New business models for an extended use of technical systems based on a simple, decentralized condition assessment and prognosis of the remaining service life

MoDeSt: Product circularity through modular design - strategies for long-lasting smartphones

PERMA: Platform for efficient resource utilisation in the furniture and furnishings industry

praxPACK: User-integrated development and testing of practical, resource-efficient reusable packaging solutions in the mail order business

ResmaP: Resource efficiency through smart pumps

RessProKA: Closing resource-efficient product cycles in the finishing trade through new business models

Wear2Share: Innovative circular business models in the textile industry



The possibility of making the production of capital goods or technical plant components circular was being investigated by projects in this cluster group.

AddRE-Mo: Value retention scenarios for the urban electromobility of people and goods through additive manufacturing and remanufacturing

EIBA: Sensory acquisition, automated identification and evaluation of old parts on the basis of product data as well as information about previous deliveries

ReLIFE: Adaptive Remanufacturing for Life Cycle Optimization of Capital Goods

RePARE: Regeneration of Product- and Production Systems through Additive Repair and Refurbishment

Recyclable electric vehicles​​


The production of electronically operated vehicles was being investigated in three projects.

KOSEL: Reusable open source design kit for electrically powered pool vehicles

LifeCycling²: Reconfigurable design concepts and services for  resource-efficient and (re-)use of e-cargobikes

LEVmodular: Light Electric Vehicle modular - with new mobility for resource-efficient recycling

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