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.
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.