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SINTEF Technology and Society will be integrated into other SINTEF institutes from 1 July 2018.

We re-organise the research activities to achieve closer integration of social science and technology research, as well as strengthening research areas such as, health, transport, technology management, safety and security, digital transformation and working life.

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Circular Economy Conference

Circular Economy Conference

More value from less resources.

Location
Clarion Hotel & Congress Trondheim
Address
Clarion Hotel & Congress Trondheim, Norway
Start
30/05/2018 09:00 Add to calendar
End
31/05/2018 17:00
Registration deadline
16/05/2018 23:59:00

The conference focuses on how the circular economy can create value for businesses and society, and will include speakers from academia and private industry. Central topics are circular design, business models for a circular economy and innovation through collaboration.

The conference will include presentations and panel discussions featuring renowned researchers within circular economy and leading Norwegian businesses presenting relevant projects and views on why and how the circular economy is necessary and will create value for firms and society. 

 

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More value of less resources

Today's economic model of "take, make, dispose" is reaching its physical limits and must be replaced. 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. The winners of tomorrow will be the companies that are able to create more value out of less resources. This demands an innovative mindset, a long-term perspective, new business models and willingness to collaborate.

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

Circular Economy Conference Topics

Topic 1: Circular Design

Circular design is a prerequisite for the circular economy. Design influences business models, consumer behaviour and circularity of resources.

Topic 2: Circular Business

There is a need for rethinking business models and operations strategies, which can lead to both increased value creation and environmentally sustainable solutions.

Topic 3: Collaboration

Collaboration is another prerequisite and enabler for the circular economy. Co-innovation and shared value creation are important aspects in this respect.

Topic 4: Digitalization

The digital technology development, including Internet of Things and Blockchain technology, may be facilitators for the transition to a circular economy.

Topic 5: Potential and Barriers for CE in Norway

Norwegian industry actors will share their thoughts on the future of Norwegian companies value creation in a circular economy. What are the opportunities? And what are the barriers?

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