TReMin - Networking and science transfer promote a successful circular economy

Resource-efficient circular economy - construction and mineral material cycles (ReMin)

The task of the TReMin accompanying research project is to strengthen the innovative power of the funding measure. It networks, promotes science transfer, brings users and research together, provides recommendations for action and communicates the research results through broad public relations work.

The project is funded as part of the "Resource-efficient circular economy - construction and mineral material cycles (ReMin)" funding measure. "ReMin" is part of the BMBF research concept "Resource-efficient circular economy" and is aimed at resource-efficient construction and the expanded use of mineral secondary raw materials from construction waste, slag, ash and mining residues.

Strengthening innovative power

In many funding measures, it has proven successful to use an integration and transfer project to strengthen the innovative power of the funded collaborative projects through targeted networking, to address cross-sectional issues and to promote the presentation and dissemination of results. This is also the aim of the TReMin networking and transfer project. The broad spectrum of expertise of the project partners CUTEC, Fraunhofer IWKS and BGR offers outstanding opportunities to support the participating consortia and to develop valuable overarching results.

Exchange with stakeholders

A resource-efficient circular economy, in this case with a focus on "construction and mineral material cycles", is a key social issue of high relevance both nationally and internationally for a secure supply of raw materials with increasing quantities of raw materials. Innovations do not end at project boundaries if fundamental changes are to be achieved in complex systems such as the circular economy. The aim of the networking and transfer project is therefore to strengthen the innovative power of the funded joint projects among themselves and externally, in particular the exchange of experience with relevant stakeholders from research, industry and politics.

Broad spectrum of target groups

The accompanying research supports the application orientation of the funded new and further developments and their alignment with the requirements of sustainability and security of supply. This is expected to increase the efficiency of research funding and the transfer of results. The aim is to transfer the results to a broad spectrum of target groups.

TReMin will support the project consortia in exploiting possible synergies with regard to the utilization of the targeted solutions. This follows the implementation and innovation orientation of the BMBF's funding policy in the area of resources and sustainability as well as the BMBF's "Research for Sustainability" (FONA) strategy and the High-Tech Strategy 2025.

Interdisciplinary approach

Only through an interdisciplinary approach can a cross-sectoral system change from a linear economy to a circular economy take place. The innovations resulting from the funded projects will have a direct influence on the direction of the economy and society's way of thinking. TReMin reinforces this effect by systematically analyzing and comparing the various projects and by presenting the innovations to the public.

Funding measure
Resource-efficient circular economy - construction and mineral material cycles (ReMin)

Project title
TReMin - Networking and transfer project


Funding reference

Funding volume of the network
1,123,383 euros

Dipl.-Ing. Andre Bertram
Clausthal University of Technology, CUTEC Clausthaler Umwelttechnik Forschungszentrum
Leibnizstr. 23 | 38678 Clausthal-Zellerfeld
Phone: 05323 72-6201

Project participants
Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR); Fraunhofer Research Institution for Materials Recycling and Resource Strategies IWKS

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