About us

EcoCEO™, bringing together state-of-the-art research from across Europe

EcoCEO™ and its supporting materials were developed in a collaboration between the following European Research Institutes.


VITO is a leading European independent research and technology organization in the areas of cleantech and sustainable development, elaborating solutions for the large societal challenges of today. Based on a long-standing expertise in the field of waste and materials management, VITO is a leading knowledge center on circular economy and sustainability assessment.


The National Research Council (CNR) is the largest public Research Institution in Italy. CNR is distributed all over Italy and leads several breakthrough research activities in many fields, including the substitution of metals and conventional fossil-based materials by renewable carbon and bio-based innovative materials. CNR has a long experience in collaboration with schools.

Wuppertal Institute

The Wuppertal Institute is a research institute, developing models, strategies and instruments for transitions to a sustainable development. Special emphasis is put on analyzing and stimulating innovations that decouple economic growth and wealth from natural resource use. The Wuppertal Institute has a long history of working with schools in the area of resource efficiency and climate protection.


Tallinn University of Technology (TTÜ), is the leading engineering R&D institution in Estonia. The mission of TTÜ is to support Estonia’s sustainable development through R&D and science-based higher education in the field of engineering, technology, natural and social sciences. In addition to research, TTÜ harbours the Mektory School of Technology where primary and secondary school students can experience the exiting opportunities of science, technology and innovation. 

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Saskia Manshoven

Researcher Sustainable Materials

Anse Smeets

Researcher Sustainable Materials

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Tallinn University of Technology

EcoCEO™ was developed with the support of

EIT Raw Materials