Scientific Advisory Board

Evaluation from ARVI Scientific Advisory Board

“It was very far-sighted of Finland to initiate an extensive research program on circular economy, which is constantly growing in importance all over the world. Therefore, it was also quite disappointing to see the ongoing program cut short due to changes in public funding. I was, however, very impressed by the goals achieved within these limitations.

The ARVI research program established an intensive collaboration between companies and research institutes on various levels, which is very rare. Thanks to the collaboration, researchers of different material flows were able to piece together whole systems and to learn from each other. It was also exceptional that the research program took into account the social significance of material flows in various countries. A global viewpoint was commendably ensured by international collaboration.

On the whole, the research program generated academically and commercially significant results, which will eventually influence the future of our environment and society. The program strengthened Finland’s position among forerunners of circular economy. Now it is important to maintain activity in the collaboration network and to continue high-quality research in Finland and also in EU programs.”

Professor Clemens Holzer
Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria

Members of the Scientific Advisory Board

Professor emeritus Alok Chakrabarti, New Jersey Institute of Technology, United States
Professor Thomas Hatfield, California State University, Northridge, United States
Professor Clemens Holzer, Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria
Professor Xiaodong Li, Zhejiang University, China
Professor Helmut Rechberger, Vienna University of Technology, Austria