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The Circular project

The Circular project aims at developing reliable circular indutrial systems able to transform post-used products into new added-value products. The consortium will build the right conditions, as well as the new digital technologies required for creating large-scale circular production systems. Circular will contribute to the development of methods and technologies for the Industry of the Future paradigm and to their implementations.


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The Circular project

Industrial systems will have to face the main Industry of the Future challenges: resource scarcity, energy efficiency, customization expectations, job quality required by the fourth industrial revolution, etc.

This project will show that agile circular industrial systems will give companies the ability to satisfy those requirements while proposing new high-added-value products while minimizing the use of material and energy resources.

We want to move towards a circular economic “take-make-consume-reuse” model instead of a classical linear “take-make-consume-dispose” model. The main scientific obstacles are production systems agility, human/machine collaboration, implementation of the numerical solutions and design and implementation of the new necessary organizations.

Our thesis

3 thesis in progress:

  • Optimizing the use of batteries to increase the duration of their first and second life and rationalize energy consumption
  • Industry 4.0 technologies for circular production systems
  • Management of industrial relocation 


A few months ago, the doctoral working group was launched around three major axes: creating meetings with industry professionals, organizing days for doctoral students to discuss their theses, and establishing a newsletter.

On Wednesday, July 3, the 'Doctoral Days' axis was officially launched. Laboratory G-SCOP had the pleasure of welcoming several (future) doctoral students working on the central theme of this working group, providing a unique opportunity to share and discuss their research work.

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The 2024 interns in the Circular project ©CDP Circular

Atelier, Rencontre / Débat, Stage

Launch of the Circular 2024 internships

On April 11, 2024

Grenoble - Centre ville

Following the launch of several internships as part of the project, a seminar was organised to bring together the interns, PhD students and researchers associated with Circular.

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Picture of one of the ideation workshops for the creation of the doctoral working group on circularity in production systems


Launch of a PhD working group on circularity in production systems

From January 23, 2024 to February 10, 2024

Grenoble - Centre ville

A working group has been set up by several (post)doctoral students from the Circular project and the G-SCOP laboratory, to provide a forum for their main research themes and to facilitate the establishment of collaborations around the theme of circularity in production systems.

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