Recycling society platform bringing together universities and industry
The UNIVNET association, a joint effort of five Slovak research universities and the Automotive Industry Association of the Slovak Republic, offer their research & innovation expertise and seek for collaboration in project consortia to carry out further research and development activities in the recycling and waste recovery, particularly in the automotive industry. We are looking for an experienced leading platform, institution, university, a project applicant, or a project consortium with a project proposal, who are looking for further partners.
The UNIVNET research teams have been aiming to propose systemic solutions for transition towards a circular economy in the automotive industry, vehicle lifecycle management, sustainable circular use and valorisation of local resources, value chains promoting zero-waste and recycling quality, increasing products function recovery and reuse, using secondary raw materials (including critical raw materials) and valorising local bio-based feedstock.
Major Slovak technical and economic universities have been cooperating for several years with representatives of the automotive industry, with processors, recyclers, and disposers of vehicle waste throughout their entire life cycle. The potential of the UNIVNET platform to collaborate and intensify research towards a more efficient and more environmentally oriented circular economy in the automotive sector is based on the results to date, which include studies and scientific articles by UNIVNET members and teams in several areas – for more details go to The Newest R&D in automotive industry recycling technologies
The Slovak University of Technology launched an initiative bringing together several research universities (University of Economics in Bratislava, Technical University of Košice, University of Žilina and Technical University in Zvolen) and with the Automotive Industry Association of the Slovak Republic founded the UNIVNET association in order to carry out research and development activities in the recycling and waste recovery, particularly in the automotive industry, since this is a dominant part of industry in Slovakia.
In addition to the top representatives of the Automotive Industry Association of the Slovak Republic, the platform includes partner institutions, leading scientific and academic personalities (leading professors and their teams) from the fields of mechanical engineering, finance, operational research and economic modelling, metallurgy, materials engineering, environmental engineering, waste processing and recycling.
UNIVNET studies and scientific articles cover specifically the areas of
The platform is a continuation of the 2016-2017 initiative or project results – “Integrated research platform for the evaluation of individual waste flows, in particular in the automotive industry“. The need for such a platform arose in line with the EC’s intentions to review the recycling and other waste-related targets set out in the key directives governing waste management. The creation of the platform reflected the intention of the EU to move towards a circular economy and through “A zero waste programme for Europe” encourage recycling, reduce consumption of primary raw resources, ensuring access to critical raw materials through waste recovery and thus creating room for sustainable economic growth.
If you are interested in partnership or need further information please contact Dr.h.c. prof. Ing. Ľubomír Šooš, PhD., Dean, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, SLOVAK UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY IN BRATISLAVA, Phone: +421 2 572 965 39, E-mail: lubomir.soos at stuba.sk, www.sjf.stuba.sk
You can find us on the social networks LinkedIn and Facebook under the username UNIVNET Research.