The University of Sheffield
Management School

Management School News

1st ReTraCE Network School

ReTraCE: Realising the Transition towards the Circular Economy
ReTraCE: Realising the Transition towards the Circular Economy

Sheffield University Management School will be hosting an international summer school (3-7 June 2019) focussed on Circular Economy.

A circular economy is an alternative to a traditional linear economy (make, use, dispose) in which we keep resources for as long as possible, extract the maximum value from them whilst in use, then recover and regenerate products and materials at the end of their useful life.

Realising the Transition to the Circular Economy (ReTraCE) is a €4 million research project funded by Horizon 2020 EU’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks and led by the University of Sheffield. The project brings together world-leading experts from a wide set of beneficiaries and partners to achieve breakthroughs in understanding how the transition towards a circular economy can be realised – both within existing organisations and industries as well as through innovative and sustainable business models.

The Network School is the first project event associated with the ReTraCE project and brings together all members of the project from all over the world. Speakers include academics and practitioners from industry, public authorities and the third sector[.

Project leader, Professor Andrea Genovese said: “We are really looking forward to hosting the whole community of the ReTraCE project, and a lot of external guests, here in Sheffield.”

“We have tried our best to design an exciting training week. Participants will not only gain new knowledge and skills, but also establish a network of relationships which will fully equip a cohort of thought leaders capable of driving our transition towards a Circular Economy. The collective intelligence, enthusiasm and strength of our ESRs will be the true driving force of the project.”

There are a few places available for Early Career Researchers and students from other institutions that are not part of the ReTraCE consortium. To book a place, please contact Network Manager, Patrizia Baldi (

A full agenda of the event is available here.


Comments are closed.