Circular Economy

Innovation, structural change and development

The group begins its activity in 1999. It is formed by 15 members including researchers and technicians. His research activity focuses on: Circular economy, Eco-innovation, Sustainability, Innovation economy, Regional and national innovation systems, Regional development, Strategic innovation policies, Public company and innovation. The scientific production in recent years (2009-2018) can be summarized in 38 international publications (17 Q1 and Q2), 15 Doctoral Theses, 20 European projects and international networks, 13 national and regional projects, and 158 presentations at international conferences. Since 2014 it has been a Competitive Reference Group by the Xunta de Galicia.
Since 2012 he participates in European projects VII Cadro and Horizon 2020 Program on Circular Economy, Sustainability and Servitization. It combines academic research with advisory activities to different types of Galician and European institutions. The group actively participates in the activities of the Master DEIN (Economic Development and Innovation)

Featured projects
– EU Regional and Innovation Policies and Peripheral Regions (EURIPER) (2017-2019). Funding: Jean Monnet Actions – Erasmus +
– Transition from linear to circular: Policy and Innovation (R2PI) (2016-2019). Financing: Horizon 2020

Coordinator: Xavier Vence
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Group’s own website: ICEDE


Actividade financiada polo Convenio de Colaboración entre a Consellería de Cultura, Educación e a USC para o desenvolvemento de accións estratéxicas de I+D+i.