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What is CSTO2NE ?


The European Commission (EC) launched the New European Bauhaus initiative to improve the well-being and health of citizens and future generations. The initiative is an environmental, economic, and cultural project aiming to combine design, sustainability, accessibility, affordability, and investment with helping deliver the European Green Deal. It aims at sustainable solutions that create a dialogue between our built environment and the planet’s ecosystems. CSTO2NE aims to provide the European community with innovative solutions for recycling and valorising biowaste (biomass) and industrial waste into new eco-engineered materials through industrial symbiosis waste co-utilisation, mineral carbonation, and biomimicry approach; namely, nature-inspired solutions and technologies for improving carbon uptake and waste incorporation and design eco-engineered materials and, transference of the emergent technologies through eco-innovation business models.

In this context, CSTO2NE intends to :

  1. Promote international and inter-disciplinary collaboration through research and innovation staff exchanges, leading to extended networks and opportunities ;

  2. Enhanced networking and communication capacities with scientific peers, as well as with the general public that will increase the project’s impact ;

  3. Foster a shared culture of open access research an co-creation, that welcomes and rewards creativity and entrepreneurship, inspired by the New European Bauhaus concept, fostering ideas into innovative prototypes and technologies for the eco-materials circular economy.

Structure of the project : the different Workpackages


Coordination & Management


Knowledge Share & Dissemination


Upcycling &
Carbon Intake


Prototype design & Properties 


Eco-innovation Business models

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