INCIRCULAR unites leading experts, each with in-depth expertise in their field, regional networks, and industrial connections.

Our consortium is made up of 8 partners from 3 European regions –Andalusia (Spain), Vzhodna Slovenija (Slovenia), Rhône-Alpes (France)– including research centers, innovative small businesses, and large companies, bringing diverse perspectives and strengths.

TECOS, established in 1994 by Slovenian toolmakers and supported by the Slovenian government, the Municipality of Celje, and the Slovenian Chamber of Commerce, is a non-profit organization. Its primary aim is to advance technologies and apply scientific research achievements in practical settings, particularly in toolmaking and materials processing—whether polymeric or metallic.

In the realm of the Circular Economy, TECOS actively engages in projects developing new, bio-enhanced, and bio-based materials. They also lead initiatives introducing circular principles and practices to small and medium-sized enterprises.

Role in the project: As the coordinator of the INCIRCULAR project, TECOS spearheads a demonstration case focusing on the efficient and sustainable reuse of industrial waste. Additionally, they play a crucial role in developing and testing newly created materials and their practical applications, contributing significantly to the project’s overall success.

Gorenje stands as one of Europe’s top household appliance manufacturers, with two global brands and six local brands reaching users in 160 countries. Their mission is to deliver technologically advanced, innovative, energy-efficient, and beautifully designed appliances that simplify users’ lives through a straightforward, intuitive experience.

In the INCIRCULAR project, Gorenje takes a crucial role by offering the second pilot site. This facility aims to scale up recycling efforts, enhance on-site recyclability, and create pathways for new products.

Based in Slovenia, Omaplast is a company committed to the sustainability of plastics for 40 years. They are experts in the art of recycling thermoplastic materials from post-consumer, commercial and industrial channels.

Omaplast has extensive experience, not only in recycling, but in the complex world of giving plastics a second life. They are masters of mechanical recycling, proficient in extrusion and compounding, and at the forefront of energy recovery initiatives.

In the INCIRCULAR project, Omaplast plays a key role, joining forces with Gorenje to upgrade the recycling facilities at the Gorenje site.

Polymeris is a key player of the AURA cluster, committed to advancing a circular economy and the future of manufacturing, contributing 15 years of expertise to support companies. Renowned for innovation in rubber, plastic, and composites, they operate globally, collaborating with major players at regional, national, and European levels.

Actively participating in European projects, Polymeris brings expertise in digital transition, business support, circular economy, and bio-based materials.

In the INCIRCULAR project, Polymeris plays a crucial role in transferring knowledge between companies and seamlessly integrating technologies from small and medium-sized enterprises through a cascading funding scheme.

SIMCON is a consultancy company specialising in creating software that simulates the process of transforming polymers. With over 30 years of experience, they provide software and services to improve the quality and speed of plastic injection moulding.

In the INCIRCULAR project, SIMCON plays a vital role by offering its expertise in molding in moulding and thermoforming simulation. The technology they will develop in collaboration with S.I.S.E. will be integrated into the Slovenian pilot site.

S.I.S.E. (Société Industrielle de Service Electrique) is an SME that excels in interconnected control systems for processes in plastics and chemicals. They focus on designing, manufacturing, and distributing a wide range of products for the composites and plastics molding industries, particularly in sectors such as automotive, medical, packaging, electrical, aviation, and chemical formulation.

In the INCIRCULAR project, S.I.S.E., working alongside SIMCON, is at the forefront of developing digital twinning for the recycling process.

The University of Jaén (UJA) is a public higher education institution dedicated to fostering critical and professional citizens through teaching, research, and knowledge transfer, with a strong commitment to environmental sustainability. The research group in materials engineering and mining focuses on repurposing waste for new materials, particularly in areas such as materials engineering, advanced construction materials, and circular economy.

In the INCIRCULAR project, UJA plays a crucial role, leading the Interregional Symbiotic Hub and Replication, managing communication, and actively contributing to developing the demonstration case on efficient and sustainable industrial waste reuse, along with cascade funding for small and medium-sized enterprises.

EcoCastulum is an SME committed to assisting other businesses in managing their by-products and industrial processes. Its goal is to help develop new materials or products and substantially improve existing processes or systems. By doing so, they aim to reduce the environmental impact of current practices, decrease the use of natural resources, and contribute to achieving Sustainable Development Goals.

In the INCIRCULAR project, EcoCastulum role is to share their expertise by integrating it into the processes of larger companies.

Privacy Policy

At INCIRCULAR we take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Our purpose is to protect the privacy of the data you provide us and to comply with the current regulations on the protection of personal data.

In compliance with the Act 3/2018 of 5 December on the Protection of Personal Data and Guarantee of Digital Rights transposing Regulation (EU) 2016/679, we inform you of the following information about our privacy and data protection policy:

Who the controller of the processing of your data?

The organization responsible of your data is TECOS – Slovenian Tool and Die Development Centre. This is a Research and Technology Organisation located in Celje, Slovenia.

Kidričeva ulica 25, 3000
+386 3 490 09 20
Email contact

What is the purpose of the treatment?

  • To respond to requests, complaints and incidents transferred through our contact channels incorporated in the website.
  • To understand the behavior of the navigator within the web in order to detect possible computer attacks on our web.
  • Comply with legal obligations that are directly applicable to us and regulate our activity.
  • To protect and exercise our rights or to respond to complaints of any kind.
  • Submission of newsletters regarding the goods or services that make up the activity of the responsible person or news related to his activity.

What is the legal base of the treatment?

The legal basis for the treatment of your data is the consent of the data subject under article 6.1 a) of the Regulation, as well as the legitimate interest of the data controller under article 6.1 f) of the Regulation.

The data we request from you are adequate, relevant and strictly necessary and in no case are you obliged to provide them to us, but their non-communication may affect the purpose of the service or the impossibility of providing it.

For how long do we keep your data?

Your data will be kept for the time required for the proper provision of the service offered, as well as to meet the responsibilities that may arise from it and any other legal requirement.

Which recipients will receive your data?

While processing your data, TECOS may share your data with:

On Projects Advising SL, as web management and maintenance service providers.

What are my rights?

  • Right of access: the right to obtain confirmation of whether personal data is being processed, as well as the right of access to such data.
  • Right to rectification of personal data.
  • Right to erasure
  • Right to limitation of processing
  • Right to data portability
  • Right to object: the right to object to data being processed.

The controller retains the right to restrict the rights set forth in Article 23 of the EU Regulation, if such restriction is provided to safeguard, in particular fundamental rights and freedoms and is a necessary and proportionate measure.

Where can I make a complaint?

If any interested party considers that their data are not being treated correctly, they can send their complaints to the following e-mail address;

The data subject declares to have acquired all this information.

Cookies Policy

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Cookies do not harm your computer and are necessary to facilitate navigation.

What are cookies used for on our website?

Cookies are necessary for our website to work properly. The purpose of our cookies is to improve the user’s browsing experience. They can be used to remember your preferences (language, country, etc.) during navigation and on future visits.

The information collected in the Cookies also allows us to improve the website and adapt it to the individual interests of users, speed up searches, etc.

What types of cookies does our website use?

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What we will NOT use cookies for

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Who uses the information contained in these cookies?

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