The Making It Circular Challenge is a two-day event on circular economy for plastics in Europe. This free-of-charge event will take place online on September 29-30, 2021.
The first day of the event will set the scene of the circular maker practices in Europe. Among the 15 speakers, there will be spokespersons for UNESDA, Plastic Bank, Zero Waste Europe, the Declaration of Circular City, the Belgium circular and socially engaged leader company group Vites (Spit), the Fab Lab of Barcelona, and the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia. The day will be organised around three themes:
- Institutions & Circular plastic: Making the circular city
- Research & Circular plastic: From research to circular making: The state of the art in Europe
- Companies in the circular plastic: Innovative circular business models
The second day will hold the competition when contestants will present their companies. The three streams to compete independently are:
- Circular Plastic Products
- Circular Plastic ICT tools
- Circular Plastic Social enterprises
Start-ups, Small and Medium Enterprises, makers in Europe are invited to showcase their best strategies, to compete, and attend the conference.
Policymakers, companies, non-governmental organizations are also very welcome to attend the conference and join the round tables.
The event is free, but registration is needed.
Want to join the competition? Register as a competitor here: https://bit.ly/MIC-competition
Want to attend the event and have an immersive experience in the latest news of circular plastic? Register to the event here: https://bit.ly/MIC-conf The challenge is organised by the Pop-Machina project, a Horizon 2020 project that seeks to overcome environmental challenges by bringing scientific discoveries from the laboratory to the market. The project was born out of the idea of showing that maker movements and the collaborative production model can lead countries towards a circular economy. Pop-Machina project involves 23 partners from 7 countries who conduct research and innovate through pilot projects – circular maker spaces are being set up in different cities across Europe. Pilot projects are being implemented in Belgium, Greece, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Spain, and Turkey.