Member since: 11/2019

Active in: WG1, WG2, WG3, WG4

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Project Management Jülich

As one of Germany's leading sponsors of development projects, we are the public sector's partner for scientific, economic and political issues. We are using our expertise in research and innovation management to help our clients in Germany's national and state-level governments and in the European Commission meet their development policy goals. We implement research and innovation projects for our customers that are specifically tailored to their requirements and the needs of society at large. Our approach combines support at both national and European level to help secure Germany's position as a competitive hub for research and innovation as part of an overarching European research space. We are based in Jülich, west of Cologne, and also have offices in Berlin, Rostock and Bonn.

For many years now, waste management and the circular economy have been major focuses of Jülich Project Management (PtJ)’s research, which is carried out on behalf of various German Federal and regional ministries. We provide support for a wide range of initiatives regarding the technological and socio-economic aspects of value chains for plastics and electrical waste. Many of our projects are focused on implementing project outcomes, particularly in low and middle-income countries; examples include our contribution to the ERA-Nets CLIENT II programme or action on the basis of joint projects with GIZ mbH. Jülich Project Management is keen to use its many years of expertise to benefit the Alliance, particularly because we see researching and developing sustainable innovations as a key driver for accelerating progress towards a genuinely circular economy.

For PtJ, the circular economy (CE) represents a new economic model that supports the goal of sustainability at various levels. The main aims of the circular economy are ensuring that all resources are used efficiently, reducing impact on the environment, and making sure that the resources in the value chain retain their value for as long as possible.
PtJ is incorporating its expertise in the circular economy into a new comprehensive approach encompassing technological developments (e.g. digital technologies), socio-economic factors (e.g. consumer behaviour) and institutional frameworks (e.g. standardisation). Our Bio-Economy Division is also focusing heavily on bio-degradable plastics.