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Circular Economy Conference

Circular Economy Conference

New Opportunities for Value Creation Through Research and Innovation Collaboration.


Clarion Hotel & Congress Trondheim
Clarion Hotel & Congress Trondheim, Norway view in map
30/05/2018 09:00 Add to calendar
31/05/2018 17:00

Today's "take, make and dispose" economy is reaching its physical limits and need to be replaced by a more sustainable model: the circular economy. In the circular economy, the aim is to keep the value and utility of products, materials and components as high as possible, for as long as possible, and increase the utilization of the resources already present in the economy. The winners of tomorrow will be the companies that are able to create more value out of fewer resources. This demands innovation, a long-term perspective, willingness to collaborate and new business models.

Join this conference hosted by SINTEF, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), and Nord University in Trondheim to see, hear and meet circular economy experts, companies, researchers and public officials with an interest and passion for change.

Master of Industrial Engineering Management


The conference focuses on technology, collaboration for innovation and new business models in the circular economy, and will be spread over a 2-day program:

Day 1 – The Circular Economy Elements

We will cover central elements of the circular economy, including circular design, reverse cycles and circular business models.

Day 2 – Creating the Circular Economy

We will try to answer the question: What does a circular economy require in terms of collaboration and innovation initiatives, and how do policies and digitalization technologies enable realization of a circular economy?

We offer experienced speakers from industry and academia who will display and give insight from Norwegian and international circular economy projects. The conference also aims at giving a holistic perspective on circular economy and will be a unique forum where industry, researchers, governments and the public can exchange experiences, knowledge and ideas.

Stay tuned for updates on program and registration!