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