Resource-Efficient and Effective Solutions based on Circular Economy Thinking - Phase 2

Project: Research

Project Details


The Mistra REES research program is a collaboration between leading academic environments, industrial companies and societal actors with the aim of creating knowledge about more resource-efficient and effective solutions (REES) based on a circular economy. The research has been ongoing since 2015, and behind the initiative is a consortium of three universities – Linköping University, Lund University and Chalmers – as well as a number of small and large companies. Since December 2019, the research program’s focus has been expanded to also include financial analysis and business economics aspects of the circular shift.
AcronymREES II
Effective start/end date2019/12/012023/12/31

Collaborative partners

  • Lund University
  • Linköping University: IEI, Environmental Technology and Management (lead)
  • Chalmers University of Technology (Project partner)


  • MISTRA, Swedish foundation for strategic environmental research

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production