About IRCEM

The Institute for Research in Circular Economy and Environment “Ernest Lupan”– IRCEM is an independent non-governmental association established in 2012 through an initiative of the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca. IRCEM was first named Center for Initiation and Organisational Development – CIDO. In 2016, it became CIOS and starting in 2018, it became IRCEM. In 2017, IRCEM/CIOS became the official partner in the Circular Economy Platform of Stakeholders (ECESP) from the European Economic and Social Committee of the European Commission. More information about this subject can  be found on IRCEM.RO or https://circulareconomy.europa.eu/platform/en/dialogue

IRCEM’s aim is to accomplish services and activities related to the facilitation, promotion and support of the increase of competitivity of the associated members as much as the economic regional/national competitiveness, through the development of a cooperative framework based on the promotion of a circular economy and of the eco-efficient technological development, aiming to create and ensure a sustainable environment.

Our programmes and projects are in the field of national, regional and local development, and the six activity areas are: Social development and community sustainability, Education – training, entrepreneurship and circular economy (circular business), Sustainable development and environmental protection with an international focus.

MISSION, VISION AND VALUES OF IRCEM

IRCEM’s VISION

IRCEM’s vision is to become one of the main organisations in Romania focused on capacity building oriented towards circular economy till 2030.

IRCEM’s MISSION

IRCEM’s mission is to mobilize individuals, organisations and institutions in the process of a transition towards a circular economy through the eco-systemic development of life on the planet, under the influence of the three pillars: social, economic and nature.

VALUE

Increased competitiveness
We develop solutions among the chains of fields and values offering new products, services and business models

IMPACT

A clear approach based on science
We develop business solutions which are scalable, replicable and measurable through Innovation – Development – Research

VOICE

A unique platform of circular models
We map circular business models with impact and overcome usual conditions in the view of their replicating

ORIENTATION TOWARDS A CIRCULAR ECONOMY

The foundation on which we built our institute

History

IRCEM was founded in 2012. Since then and until now …

Our team

Meet the people who together build our team.

Partners

The network of partners and relationships based on trust, respect and professionalism have helped us get here.

Results

Time and passion invested turns into results that we can pride on.