#EUCircularTalks: Industrial symbiosis: A tool for the Green Deal

16 Jun 2021

Moving to more circular economy models is one of the European circular economic community’s main objectives today. This transition promises a brighter future for the European economy. By helping to decouple economic growth from resource use and its impacts, the circular economy offers the prospect of real sustainable development. Industrial Symbiosis is a way to achieve a more sustainable and integrated industrial system, which identifies business opportunities that leverage underutilised resources. Stakeholders in related sectors collaborate in order to reuse residues and use by-products properly, and find innovative ways to optimise inputs.

EIT Community Circular Economy, CircLean and the ECESP are holding a #EUCircularTalks to identify the main challenges and potential solutions related to Industrial Symbiosis. The event will discuss topics such as innovation, policy options and the market and will take place on 16 June from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. CEST.

Draft programme

09.30 – 09.40 Opening remarks & welcome
Ignacio Calleja, EIT Community
Mira-Maria Kontkanen, European Economic and Social Committee

09:40 – 10.15 Perspective from the European Commission
Olga Pozlevic, DG Grow – Circlean
Anita Matic, DG ENV – Industrial symbiosis and IED
Jürge Tiedje, DG RTD – Hub for circularity

10.15 – 10.30 Industrial symbiosis
Rachel Lombardi, International Synergies

10.30 – 10.45 Open discussion

10.45 – 11.00 Innovation for Industrial Symbiosis
Klaus Sommer, KHSommer Consulting

11.00 – 11.15 Open discussion

11.15 – 11.30 Policies for Industrial Symbiosis
Cristian Matti, EIT Climate-KIC

11.30 – 11.45 Open discussion

11.45 – 12.00 Market barriers and Opportunities
Teresa Domenech, UCL

12.00 – 12.15 Open discussion

12.15 – 12.30 Closing remarks

Please note: the number of places to join this workshop is limited to 120. Once the maximum number of participants is reached, the registration will close.


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