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Alpine Solutions for the Transition of the textile and plastic Equipment industry and the harmonization of interregional 5R strategies
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  • 2021 – 2027
  • Carbon neutral and resource sensitive Alpine region
  • SO 2.2 - Promoting the transition to a circular and resource efficient economy
    • 2.612.360 EUR
    • 1.959.270 EUR

    Partners

    Auvergne-Rhone-Alps Region (Lead partner)
    • Lead partner
    • France
    • Rhône-Alpes (FRK2)
    • LYON CEDEX 02
    Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Association
    • France
    • Rhône-Alpes (FRK2)
    • ECULLY
    Standortagentur Tirol
    • Austria
    • Tirol (AT33)
    • INNSBRUCK
    POLYMERIS
    • France
    • Rhône-Alpes (FRK2)
    • OYONNAX CEDEX
    Città Studi S.p.A.
    • Italy
    • Piemonte (ITC1)
    • BIELLA
    Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nurmenberg
    • Germany
    • Mittelfranken (DE25)
    • Erlangen
    Cluster Montagne
    • France
    • Rhône-Alpes (FRK2)
    • Porte de Savoie
    GENOA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY
    • Italy
    • Liguria (ITC3)
    • GENOVA
    FILSE Financial Agency of Liguria Region
    • Italy
    • Liguria (ITC3)
    • GENOVA
    Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia
    • Slovenia
    • Zahodna Slovenija (SI04)
    • LJUBLJANA
    University of Innsbruck
    • Austria
    • Tirol (AT33)
    • Innsbruck
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    Outcomes


    • Training, prototyping and pilot testing with user feedback to enable circular products and business models for alpine outdoor textiles and plastics with minimal waste generation.

      Collaborative prototyping based on CE-principles (5R) strengthen the skills of companies in developing circular outdoor-textiles and business models and minimize waste. Testing products and new service designs under real world conditions in alpine regions gains valuable insights into customer behaviour and the feasibility for upscaling. Companies benefit from collaboration, training, scientific monitoring and recycling tests. Prototypes serve as blueprints for methodology and future applications

    • Improved implementation of 5R strategies for textile and plastic products and enhanced circularity in outdoor products

      Recommendations will be provided to public authorities regarding polymer waste-related policies and regulations. Industry and 5R solution providers will be connected, technical assessment and business model propositions will be transfered to business stakeholder based on the aggregated knowledge of the project, the pilot actions and the mapping activities. In the long term, this will provide precious indications to establish sustainable Alpine value chains in the industry.

    • Long-term adoption of sustainable practices, and development of circular Alpine products through training materials

      PPs will develop training materials which will be created from the knowledge built in WP1 and WP2. In the form of a MOOC and/or written documents, the training materials will be shared with educational and training organisations to transfer the knowledge to the current and future generations of students and employees.

    • Target-specific dissemination activities for transferability and solution adoption

      Specific activities will be organised in each rinvolved region to facilitate the dissemination of results, which will also rely on the involvement of observers (including public authorities to reach the general pulic, companies, business support organisations) and the support from their network. It will include targeted thematic events in regions (4), clustering with EUSALP AGs and EUSALP Youth Council (1) and public authorities (1), as well as observers, networks, projects like AlpTextyles.