The REMake project (Recycling and Resource Efficiency driving innovation in European Manufacturing SMEs) was a public-private partnership for resource efficiency in the manufacturing sector. It designed and tested policy instruments and practical tools to introduce resource efficiency measures into SMEs.

With the support of REMake experts, companies were able to assess savings potential and discover how resource efficiency and life-cycle awareness can increase their profitability. The project addressed a number of innovation barriers related to access to technical and non-technical innovation knowledge; improvement of technical and non-technical innovation skills; better co-operation in supply chains through promotion of innovation services, and promotion of innovation-enabling standards.around Europe, including a two-stage voucher scheme to support eco-innovation in manufacturing.

For more information, contact Dr Uwe König.

Project outcomes

The project’s findings are outlined in the brochure, Guide to resource efficiency in manufacturing: Experiences from improving resource efficiency in manufacturing companies. Project results also contributed to the DEFRA Report, 'Resource Efficiency Potentials of Manufacturing Industries'

More information on the project's final event can be found here.

Click to see the policy recommendations produced by the REMake partners.