Critical Materials in Circular Economy of Cities (Romulus), funding €7 million, funding period: 1 Jan 2022-31 Dec 2025

Projects belonging to the Romulus Academy programme are listed below. You find more information about the funding decisions on our WebFocus page.

Towards urban symbiosis of critical raw materials: collaborative value creation models in circular ecosystems (UrbanSymbiosis)

  • Maria Antikainen, Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.
  • Anna Aminoff, Hanken School of Economics 
  • David Lazarevic, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE


Multi-level governance of critical materials for future electric mobility (GoverMat)

  • Marja Elina Huttunen-Saarivirta, Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.
  • Ari Jokilaakso, Aalto University
  • Ulla Lassi, University of Oulu
  • Rauno Sairinen, University of Eastern Finland


Municipal solid waste incineration residues as secondary resource for metal recovery and construction materials

  • Mirja Illikainen, University of Oulu


Viable magnesium ecosystem: exploiting Mg from magnesium silicates with carbon capture and utilization (MAGNEX)

  • Päivö Kinnunen, University of Oulu
  • Erkki Levänen, Tampere University
  • Ron Zevenhoven, Åbo Akademi University


Ecodesign of solar technologies for urban environment (ECOSOL)

  • Kati Miettunen, University of Turku
  • Pekka Heikkinen, Aalto University
  • Annukka Santasalo-Aarnio, Aalto University


FUSUMIN - Focused Ultrasound for Urban Mining

  • Ari Salmi, Helsingin yliopisto


SmartCycling. Optimising the circular economy of batteries with artificial intelligence aided designs

  • Rodrigo Serna, Aalto University
  • Milica Todorovic, University of Turku


Governing Transition to a Circular City: Engaging public and private stakeholders in the circular economy

  • Pekka Valkama, University of Vaasa
  • Ari-Veikko Anttiroiko, Tampere University


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