Leading remanufacturing academic Erik Sundin has been tasked with providing a networking role for the European Remanufacturing Council (CER). Sundin, associate professor at Linköping University in Sweden, is to be the first ‘principal academic networker’ for the remanufacturing organisation. As it is a new post, he will be expected to “define and develop the role” over the next two years, which runs until December 2020, and help the council to co-ordinate relevant research and link it to business needs. Sundin is also one of the organisers of the biannual International Conference on Remanufacturing (ICoR), which will be returning to the ReMaTec show in 2019. Remanufacturing is estimated to be worth €30 billion in Europe and the CER aims to see this grow to €100 billion by 2030 as businesses adopt new technologies and business models.