Collaborating for a circular economy
BECOMING MORE CIRCULAR.
In the transition to a circular economy, as an entrepreneur we are increasingly asked to think about our supply chain and how we purchase. How transparent should you be to your customers? What can you expect from your suppliers? How do you think in solutions instead of problems? You want to be innovative, but who will pay for it?
WORK WITH EXPERTS, SUPPLIERS AND CUSTOMERS!
During this event you will get inspired by an expert and you get enough input to take a critical look at your own supply chain. In addition, we will share cases that will be addressed through crowdsolving. For this you can submit a case, or think along with a fellow entrepreneur.
Crowdsolving brings people together with different backgrounds to provide collective solutions to problems and co-create. There is nothing more effective than aligning values and holding space for people to co-create.
WHO IS THIS EVENT FOR?
Anyone who would like to learn more about the role as an entrepreneur in the transition to a circular economy and wants to get started with a current case; your own or that of a fellow entrepreneur. We have four themes:
- Circularity in the Food sector: For example: “I have a chocolate shop and want to make a circular move in my packaging materials, but I don’t have the budget (certainly not now with the Covid-19 crisis) to invest in this myself. Can I look into partnerships and how? “
- Circular Plastics: I would like to learn which plastics are truly recyclable and how I can redesign my product accordingly, preferable through partnerships.
- Circularity in the Textile industry: Interesting inventions are being made to recycle textiles but I have difficulties to access them for my company, since people try to protect their inventions by patent licences. How can we collaborate to change this?
- Circular Business Models: I would like to transition to a circular business model but I’m not sure where to start, who can advice me or share his/her experiences on this?
Erick Wuestman Founder of the Circular Economy Foundation, which is fully focused on designing concrete solutions for raw material scarcity and waste. And consultant at KplusV where Erick Wuestman helps to increase circular impact. With, for example, new business models, alternative financing and specific ecosystems. But also by guiding organizations with biobased innovations and circular procurement. Erick Wuestman: “As a consultant, speaker, initiator, driver and connector, I contribute to a world in which we carefully handle materials, resources and people”
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