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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 EconomyCircLean 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. Join us on 16 June from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. CEST.

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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

  • Olga Pozlevic, DG Grow – Circlean
  • Anita Matic, DG ENV – Industrial symbiosis and IED)
  • Dominique Planchon, 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 Coffee break

11.15 – 11.30 Policies for Industrial Symbiosis

  • Cliona Howie / Natalia Alandete, 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