Kick-off Event for the Hubs4Circularity Community of Practice

Kick-off Event for the Hubs4Circularity Community of Practice

Join to hear more about the Hubs4Circularity Community of Practice, their objectives and opportunities, and how you can contribute to shaping this knowledge platform.

The Hubs4Circularity Community of Practice, established under Horizon Europe, is launching a digital knowledge platform to accelerate regional industry-society collaboration to develop innovative solutions for circularity. The platform will feature tools, methods, and contacts to enable easy exchanges and networking opportunities for its members.

Through interactive sessions and breakouts, community members from all over Europe will have the opportunity to discuss their need for the knowledge platform and best support for their industrial symbiosis and circular economy activities.


10:00 – 10:10 | Welcome

    Maria Loloni, Maritime and Industrial Symbiosis Programme Lead, EIT Climate-KIC (event moderator)

10:10 – 10:25 | Keynote address: “Hubs4Circularity: a European flagship initiative and expectations for the Community of Practice”

    Peter Dröll, Director for Prosperity, Directorate-General Research and Innovation, European Commission

10:25 – 10:32 | Company view on systemic solutions to become fully circular and climate neutral

    Prof. Dr. Michael Schmidt, Head of Global Innovation Management, Covestro AG

10:33 – 10:40 | Symbiosis4Growth: lessons learned from industrial symbiosis in the Netherlands

    Wouter de Buck, Senior Adviser & Business Developer, LeAF BV

10:40 – 10:55 | The role of Hubs4Circularity in the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda of the Processes4Planet Partnership

    Àngels Orduña, Executive Director, A.SPIRE

10:55 – 11:25 | Introducing the Hubs4Circularity Community of Practice

    Dr. Rachel Lombardi, Chief Executive, International Synergies
    Ron Weerdmeester, European Innovation Manager, PNO

11:25 – 11:30 | Virtual coffee break

11:30 – 12:15 | Breakout sessions

    Enabling regional circular economy (Moderator: Francesco Lembo, ACR+)
    Implementing industrial symbiosis (Moderator: Dr. Rachel Lombardi, International Synergies)
    Facilitating Hubs4Circularity (Moderator: Ron Weerdmeester, PNO)

12:15 – 12:30 | Summary and conclusions

    Maria Loloni, Maritime and Industrial Symbiosis Programme Lead, EIT Climate-KIC



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