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Partnering event - New designs for a Circular Economy Competition
Friday, 1 March 2013 from 09:00 to 13:00 (GMT)
Bristol, United Kingdom
The Materials Security Special Interest group and the Great Recovery project welcome you to this series of workshops. ‘Closing the loop’ and the move towards a ‘circular economy’ has been identified as a significant opportunity for UK business to contribute towards a resource efficient, low carbon economy, to reduce costs and to generate value.
To help stimulate ‘closed loop’ thinking in the manufacturing and design process, the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) is to invest up to £1.25m in feasibility studies into the re-design of products, components and systems to retain material within the economy over several cycles of use – ‘closing the loop’. The new designs should lead to products with a lower environmental impact and/or that are less dependent on the use of strategic materials.
These workshops will provide delegates with a better understanding of the competition scope and opportunities to identify and meet with potential collaborative partners. Members of the Technology Strategy Board, the Materials Security Special Interest group and the Great Recovery project will be available to answer any questions and assist you in finding partners if required.
For more information on the competition, including background, resources, networking & discussion opportunities and official documentation, please visit http://tinyurl.com/Circular-Design.
There will be a free finger buffet available at 11:45am, followed by networking.
We look forward to welcoming you and working with you to help you maximise the business opportunities resulting from this important area.
|9.00 - 9:30||Registration, refreshments and networking|
|9.30 - 9.35||Welcome and overview of the competition||Chair, Ben Peace, Environmental Sustainability KTN|
|9.35 - 9.55||Why a Circular Economy? Resources, Design, Industry, Waste||Martin Brocklehurst on behalf of the Chartered Institution of Waste Management|
|9.55 - 10.05||Introduction to Material Security||Catherine Joce, CI KTN|
|10.05 - 10.20||The Great Recovery Project||Natalie Hunter, RSA|
|10.20 - 10.55||Participant introductions and active networking|
|10.55 - 11.20||Background to the competition and outline of previous winners||John Whittall, TSB|
|11.20 - 11.35||What makes a good proposal?||Ben Peace, Environmental Sustainability KTN|
|11.35 - 11.45||Q&A|
|11.45 - Onwards||Lunch and "Speed dating" style networking|
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Environmental Sustainability KTN
The Environmental Sustainability Knowledge Transfer Network (ESKTN) is accelerating the UK’s transition to a low carbon, resource and energy efficient economy by connecting businesses, universities, other research organisations and government agencies, and catalysing innovation across a wide range of environmental technologies.