Norway and the EU are prioritising a circular economy agenda to deliver the next generation of jobs, growth and investment. Research funds, innovation support, consumer demands and legislative requirements will provide opportunities for those businesses using resources more productively.
The Circular Economy Conference
The first conference dealt with "what is circular economy", number two, we looked at potential value creation by resorting to circular economic thinking. In the third of our series, the Circular Economy Conference 2019 will explore the barriers that remain and the tools for overcoming them in the Norwegian transition to a circular economy.
Our program of speakers will give insight and inspiration on how to achieve this transition within organisations, value-chains and society as a whole, with an eye on product and service development, regional networks and alliances, for exchange energy and materials, and new governance and business models based on circular economy.
During the conference, you will get an insight into:
1 Circular economic boundaries in action – key learnings from the forefront
How does it work putting theory into practice – Implementing organisation-level aspects of circular economy, decision support tools and new business models in industry and the public sector? We will hear a "behind the scene learnings" from those at the front, and an honest insight to what kind of stumbling blocks they have in front of them today. This will give you some valuable insights into learnings and the actual way that the frontrunners have walked, that you can take in and use in your own work.
2 The old and the new circular economy enablers
How can we achieve innovation and commercialisation? And what are the factors for successful circular economy innovation and commercialisation within and across value-chains, and in public-private collaboration? We will hear about how tools can enable a transition towards a circular economy and what more is still needed.
3 Government and society's role in enabling the transition to circular economy
We delve deepening into our understanding of the system conditions for the transition to circular economy, including policy instruments, user and citizen perspectives, technology, and research strategies. We will hear how cities and municipalities can drive the transition to circular consumers and circular industries.
Keep an eye on this page – More information on the speakers will follow.
The event is hosted by SINTEF, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and Nord university.