Our publications

RETHINK. Impulses for circular economy (own series)

Julian Mast, Friederike von Unruh, Wolfgang Irrek (2022): R-Strategies as Guidelines for the Circular Economy (No. 2022/03).

Manuel Grundmann, Stefan Alscher (2022): Systematic sustainability assessment of food packaging (No. 2022/02).

Sabine Büttner, Wolfgang Irrek, Uwe Handmann (2022): Competence Center Circular Economy NRW. Driving the transformation to a sustainable and circular economy (No. 2022/01).

Prospects. News on circular economy (own series)

Sabine Büttner, Carina Hermandi (2022): Consumption in the Circular Economy. On the role of consumers:inside and user-centered design (No. 2022/05).

Julian Mast, Friederike von Unruh, Wolfgang Irrek (2022): R strategies and innovation in circular economy management. Entrepreneurial strategies of circular economy (No. 2022/04).

Manuel Grundmann, Stefan Alscher (2022): Sustainable food packaging. An evaluation matrix for systematic sustainability comparison (No. 2022/03).

Carina Hermandi, Linda Dierke, Stefan Alscher, Manuel Grundmann, Wolfgang Irrek (2022): Circular Economy in SMEs – Concept for Initiation, Introduction and Implementation (No. 2022/02).

Julian Mast, Friederike von Unruh, Wolfgang Irrek (2022): A jungle of terms around circular economy. What actually are circular economy, industrial ecology, the cradle-to-cradle concept and the circular economy? (No. 2022/01).

Scientific Journals & Collections

Carina Hermandi, Mast, Julian, Irrek, Wolfgang (2022): Similarities and differences between energy efficiency and circularity approaches in industrial transition processes targeting manufacturing SME, 9-238-22, eceee 2022 Summer Study proceedings. Agents of Change. ISSN: 2001-7960 (online). ISBN: 978-91-983878-9-3 (online)

Alexa Böckel, Jan Quaing, Ilka Weissbrod & Julia Böhm (eds.) (2022): Myths of the Circular Economy, [Contributors from the Prosperkolleg: Julia Böhm, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Irrek, Julian Mast, , Paul Szabo-Müller, Friederike von Unruh]

Nermeen Abou Baker, Nico Zengeler, Uwe Handmann (2022): A Transfer Learning Evaluation of Deep Neural Networks for Image Classification, Mach. Learn. Knowl. Extr. 2022, 4, 22-41,

Mike Duddek, Saulo H. Freitas Seabra da Rocha (2022): Robotized pre-recycling for improved material recovery. In: Leal Filho W., Azul A.M., Doni F., Salvia A.L. (eds) Handbook of Sustainability Science in the Future. Springer, Cham.,

Wolfgang Irrek, Carina Hermandi, Julian Mast, Mike Duddek, Manuel Grundmann, Stefan Alscher (2021): Circular Economy Management – Thinking Value Creation in Circuits. In: Factory Innovation 1 (2021),

Nermeen Abou Baker, Paul Szabo-Müller, Uwe Handmann (2021): Transfer learning-based method for automated e-waste recycling in smart cities,

Nermeen Abou Baker, Paul Szabo-Müller, Uwe Handmann (2021): A Feature-Fusion Transfer Learning Method as a Basis to Support Automated Smartphone Recycling in a Circular Smart City,

Blogs & trade organs

Claudia Schneider, Carina Hermandi (2021): Always in the circle! In: UMBAU21 (17/2021) Digitalization Smart Region Emscher-Lippe: Dimensions of the Future (complete edition).

Mario Heinemann, Paul Szabo-Müller (2021): Circular Economy in the Skilled Crafts,

Svenja Grauel, Friederike von Unruh and Paul Szabo-Müller (2020): Sustainable management thanks to circular economy,

Conference presentation

A feature-fusion transfer learning method as a basis to support automated smartphone recycling in a circular smart city

Lecture by Nermeen Abou Baker

Conference: EAI S-cube 2020 | SmartCity360° Convention 2020 | 11th Conference on Sensor Systems and Software

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