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Industrial bootcamps on design and operations for remanufacturing
Learn how your business can benefit from and implement remanufacturing processes


Primarily, remanufacturing is profitable sustainable business. By definition it is: "Remanufacturing is the process of recovering, disassembling, repairing and sanitising components for resale at “new product” performance, quality and specifications. By remanufacturing products, components or parts, a company contributes to the circular economy by extending the lifetime of those elements and creating value"


The Catalyse Remanufacturing through Design (CARED) bootcamp aims to support a company and a supply-chains in their transition to a Circular Economy. It does so by providing expert multi-disciplinary knowledge on remanufacturing activities, business models, supply-chain organisation mechanisms and customer engagement. Bootcamps are organised on demand for interested companies.

Remanufacturing is a key strategic priority in the European sustainable industry agenda. It can improve the business and financial case of manufacturing companies, by lowering production costs and exploiting secondary resource streams for their products. It also reinforces European resource security, by maintaining valuable products and resources within closed local loops. Remanufacturing also has environmental benefits by reducing environmental impacts, such as CO2 emissions and the use of natural resources.

Areas of focus
Together with our industry participants we explore innovation opportunities on:
Construction Plans

Circular Business Models

Designing and implementing a Circular Business Model based on: Environmental sustainability, production cost reduction, durability and reliability, servicing and maintenance. 


Company operations and logistics

Identifying, understanding, and facing the challenges in setting up a reverse logistics chain and remanufacturing processes. Focusing on scalability and strategic partnerships.

Construction Site

Value-chain organisation

Responding to the increasing demand for supply-chain integration and producer responsibility. Building a competitive business advantage based on enhanced services and customer trust.


Industrial bootcamps on design and operations for remanufacturing
Learn how your business can benefit from and implement remanufacturing processes

The CARED bootcamps support enterprises wishing to engage in remanufacturing activities. Whether you wish to learn more about the potential of remanufacturing, kickstart "reman" activities, or streamline and upscale existing "reman" processes, the CARED bootcamps provide theoretical and practical support and examples for your company and value-chain. 


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We are a visionary research, development and innovation partner.

VTT had wide expertize including sustainable business, production, product and materials development as well as sustainability assessments.

VTT is one of Europe’s leading research institutions. We are owned by the Finnish state. Our task is to advance the utilisation and commercialisation of research and technology in commerce and society. Through scientific and technological means, we turn large global challenges into sustainable growth for businesses and society. Our research is guided by the company’s lighthouse themes: climate action, resource sufficiency, good life, safety and security and industrial renewal.


Grenoble Institute of Technology

Grenoble‐INP is a federation of 6 engineering schools and 24 research laboratories. With about 5,000 students, 1,100 diplomas and 170 PhD delivered per year, it is one of the leading education groups in France. Its research fields of interest are in micro and nano technologies, information technology, materials, the environment, energy and manufacturing systems.

Researchers participating to the CARED project belong to G‐SCOP laboratory, their research focus include Integrated Design, environmental assessment, eco‐design and product modelling.


Delft University of Technology

TU Delft's Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment is one of the world's leading architecture schools. Its department of Architectural Engineering + Technology focuses on the supply side of the construction industry, and has strong links to manufacturers, installers, and builders in the North-western European context. 

The Circular Built Environment hub brings together multi-disciplinary researchers across the faculties numerous departments, providing a holistic approach to the Circular transition in the Built Environment.


Value-chain organisation and collaboration

Metso Outotec is a frontrunner in sustainable technologies, end-to-end solutions and services for the minerals processing, aggregates, metals refining and recycling industries globally.


Metso Outotec offers a wide range of equipment, parts and services for quarries, aggregates contractors, construction companies, as well as for demolition and recycling applications.


The offering consists of crushers, screens and feeders, mobile and portable machines and plants, stationary crushing and screening plant systems, spares, upgrades, and wear parts, professional services like installation, inspections, plant audit, maintenance, shutdowns, optimization, life cycle services and performance solutions.

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Project staff

Jouko Heikkilä - VTT, Finland

Katariina Palomäki - VTT, Finland

Helmi Ben Rejeb - Grenoble INP, France

Peggy Zwolinski - Grenoble INP, France

Juan Azcarate-Aguerre - TU Delft, Netherlands

Marke Kallio - Metso, Finland