During a period of three years starting in November 2016, the ‘Circular Design’ project involves thirteen partners including European universities, design centers and companies coming from four different regions: Catalonia, Ireland, Holland and Sweden. Amongst them:
- Universities: the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC, the project leader), the University of Limerick (UL) in Ireland, NHL University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands, and Linköping University (LiU) in Sweden.
- Centres for the promotion of design: BCD Barcelona Design Centre, the Institute of Designers in Ireland (IDI), House of Design (HoD, the Netherlands), and the Swedish Industrial Design Foundation (SVID).
- Companies: Nutcreatives (NutC), based in Catalonia; One Off, Ireland; Ceci n’est pas une Holding (CNPH), the Netherlands; and Habermann Design & Development (HD&D), Sweden.
- The Barcelona City Council is also collaborating with the project through one of the creative FabLabs, which belongs to its network of Ateneus de Fabricació, a group of creative laboratories that promote the use of innovative technologies and are open to the public.