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CircLean: Open Innovation Workshop in Ireland – co-hosted by CIRCULÉIRE & Aryzta

CircLean: Open Innovation Workshop in Ireland – co-hosted by CIRCULÉIRE & Aryzta

Join us on the 28th of September to discuss the challenges & opportunities associated with scaling industrial symbiosis and the circular economy

Register now to join us for the upcoming CircLean Open Innovation Workshop to be hosted by CIRCULÉIRE’s Industry Member Aryzta, in Grange Castle Business Park and online. The event will take place from 1:30 to 5 pm on 28 September 2022

This open innovation workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to share experiences and knowledge regarding industrial symbiosis (IS) transactions in an Irish context as well as an opportunity to feedback on views and recommendations for the European Commission to utilise to increase the uptake of IS in the EU.

Check out the confirmed speakers to date – more to follow, watch this space:

  • Anestis Filopoulos, Policy Officer – Sustainable Industrial Policy, Circular Economy and Construction Unit, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, DG GROW, European Commission
  • Chisom Ekomaru, Sustainability Coordinator at Ecocem Materials – Chisom has corporate experience in the waste and manufacturing sector, a background in Environmental Management and Sustainable Development and a keen interest in circular economy implementation through industrial symbiosis. Chisom coordinates the implementation of Ecocem’s sustainability strategy, leads on ESG Reporting, and is an associate member of the Institute of Environmental Sciences.
  • Rick Earley, CEO at CirTex – Rick graduated in Applied Chemistry from the Cork Institute of Technology and in Purchasing Management from Witwatersrand Business College, South Africa. He started his professional career in the R&D unit of Biocon Biochemicals. Later, he founded MetPro Limited, which was acquired by Jordan and subsequently acquired by Goldman Sachs. From 2017 – to 2018, he served as CEO of Shanghai Santai Wrapper Company in China.

About CircLean

In its Circular Economy Action Plan and Waste Framework Directive, the European Union has assigned a prominent role to industrial symbiosis (IS). This concept describes ‘the use by one company or sector of underutilised resources broadly defined (including waste, by-products, residues, energy, water, logistics, capacity, expertise, equipment and materials) from another, with the result of keeping resources in productive use for longer’.


CIRCULÉIRE is a public-private partnership co-created by Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR) and three strategic partners: the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications (DECC), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and EIT Climate-KIC. Together with industry partners, CIRCULÉIRE aims to assist manufacturers and their supply chains to switch from linear to circular business models.

Read more about CIRCULÉIRE here.

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