Circular economy center: a concept for sustainable innovative constitutions

Research output: Other conference contributionAbstractScientific


Sustainable development requires new innovative ways of doing
business. Now, a coherent and explicit concept for circular economy
constitutions is still missing. This study aims to cover the research gap of
scattered circular economy constitution terminology by discovering how the
shared essence of different innovative circular economy constitutions can be
conceptualized. The issue is considered by defining and exploring the concept of “circular economy center” based on a literature review of 29 articles. Based on the review, circular economy center is defined as an entity, where several actors cooperate in the form of side stream exchanges. It is further proposed that the primary task of the center is to offer and maintain industrial symbiosis and the economic benefits it enables. Very often this demands new innovative ways of doing and managing circular economy related business.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jun 2019
Publication typeNot Eligible
EventThe ISPIM Innovation Conference: – Celebrating Innovation: 500 Years Since daVinci, Florence, Italy - Florence, Italy
Duration: 16 Jun 201919 Jun 2019


ConferenceThe ISPIM Innovation Conference


  • circular economy
  • center
  • circular constitutions
  • industrial symbiosis
  • sustainability
  • collaboration
  • innovation
  • literature review


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