Despite the ongoing efforts of the European Union policies, heavily industrialized clusters are lagging in the implementation of Industrial Symbiosis (IS) to transit to more resource- and energy-efficient setups. To advance IS implementation, a promising future research direction is Hubs for Circularity (H4C). H4C provide spaces where diverse actors, such as businesses, governments, researchers, and civil society, collaborate to accelerate the net-zero Circular Economy (CE) transition. UT acquired the large-scale Horizon Europe project entitled "Sustainable Circular Economy Transition: from Industrial Symbiosis to Hubs for Circularity: IS2H4C”. IS2H4C will deliver a systemic approach to sustainable CE transition, helping to materialise Sustainable Development Goals.
Our focus? Resource efficiency, IS matchmaking, Life Cycle Assessment, renewable energy, waste prevention, and innovative circular technologies, through an integrated approach combing physical and digital H4C. Ensuring community and government support, sustainable business and financial models, and respect for our planet is paramount.
Our vision? Make IS2H4C the blueprint for Europe's sustainable future and promote H4C as a reference sustainable regional development model. We're starting in four H4C pilot sites across the Netherlands, Spain, Germany, and Türkiye, collaborating with 35 partners from nine European countries.
Join us! UT is hiring six PhD students for IS2H4C, each with unique roles and qualifications. Be part of an interdisciplinary team shaping the future of CE and IS2H4C while advancing your research.
PHD POSITION IN SUSTAINABLE CIRCULAR BUSINESS MODELS AND FINANCE FOR HUBS FOR CIRCULARITY:
PHD POSITION IN HYDROGEN FOR HUBS FOR CIRCULARITY:
PHD POSITION IN OPERATIONS RESEARCH – ENERGY MANAGEMENT IN HUBS FOR CIRCULARITY:
PHD POSITION IN OPERATIONS RESEARCH – RESOURCE OPTIMIZATION IN HUBS FOR CIRCULARITY:
PHD POSITION: SOCIO-ECONOMIC AND SUSTAINABLE REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT IMPACTS OF HUBS FOR CIRCULARITY:
PHD POSITION: DEVELOPMENT OF A DIGITAL COLLABORATION PLATFORM FOR HUBS FOR CIRCULARITY: