The role of digitalization in supporting the industrial circular transition

Investigating relationship between digital technologies and circular economy practices within industrial sector

The project “The role of digitalization in supporting the industrial circular transition” has won a grant of 10,000 euros as a T.I.M.E. project.

The project aims at investigating the relationship between the adoption of digital technologies and the implementation of circular economy practices within the industrial sector. Its aim is to understand the supporting role offered by the digital technologies, passing from the enhancement and generation of dynamic capabilities. This would be done by conducting an international survey, providing empirical-based insights. 

The coordinator of the project is the Politecnico di Milano, Department of Management Economic and Industrial Engineering, with Dr. Alessandra Neri as principal investigator. KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden) and Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (Spain) are partners of the project and members of the T.I.M.E. Association. The University of the West of England (UK) and Aston University (UK) take part in the project as external members.

The T.I.M.E. Association (Top International Managers in Engineering), founded in 1989, is a network of leading technical universities and engineering schools in Europe and all over the world, with a strong international dimension in teaching, research and industrial relations. The association currently consists of 57 members in 25 countries, and the Politecnico di Milano is a member of the Advisory Committee.

Besides double degree activities, T.I.M.E. promotes a series of other initiatives, including the T.I.M.E. projects, through which the association co-finances new or existing initiatives between member universities, in which T.I.M.E. can represent an added value.