Join Us For Our Public Thematic Working Group Series – Unlocking Circularity: Inspiring Innovation for Industry
Throughout October and November the CIRCULÉIRE Thematic Working Group (TWG) delivery team within Irish Manufacturing Research delivered three TWG topics. Each topic was broken down into a Master Class, an Ideation Workshops, and Roundtable Discussions with our Network Members, and included areas of regulations and practices critical for all organisations, aiming at advancing their circularity and innovation journey on the short, mid, and long-term scenarios:
- Circular Economy, Product Lifecycle Thinking, and Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation: regulation implications for industry and ESPR as an innovation driver for circular economy implementation; designing products and services with a circular economy mindset, considering the entire lifecycle of products from design to disposal, and creating value through sustainable and innovative business practices;
- Digitalisation and Digital Product Passport: latest digital technologies to optimize the use of resources, reduce waste, and increase efficiency in the supply chain; the importance of data-driven decision-making; how digitization can support transparency and traceability in the supply chain, as well as ensuring your business is ready to adapt to future EU regulatory changes such as Digital Product Passports;
- Measuring Circularity: main measurement approaches and tools for measuring circularity, such as life cycle assessment, material flow analysis, and circularity indicators. The process of measuring progress in the circular economy, and whether and how impact is highly dependent on the goals, reach, and target audiences of circular economy practitioners
Throughout these sessions, we were joined by policy and practice experts that have contributed with their knowledge and action insights: Aisling McCarthy (DETE), Vojtech Vosecky (CIRCLE ECONOMY), Amba Concheso (DSS+), Dr Rembrant Koppelaar (EcoWise), Shane Colgan (EEA), and Dr John Gallagher (TCD).
We have compiled the highlights and the learnings from these sessions, and from feedback received from our network and will be sharing this with the public in three webinars.
Join us on the following dates to learn more about:
Circular Economy, Product Lifecycle Thinking, Ecodesign for Sustainable Product Regulation:
Tuesday 28th November 2023 | 11am – 12.30pm
We will be joined at this session by Aisling McCarthy (DETE), Vojtech Vosecky (CIRCLE ECONOMY)
Digitalisation and Digital Product Passport:
Friday 1st December 2023 | 11am – 12.30pm
We will be joined at this session by Amba Concheso (DSS+), Dr Rembrant Koppelaar (EcoWise)
Monday 4th December 2023 | 11am – 12.30pm
We will be joined at this session by Shane Colgan (EEA), and Dr John Gallagher (TCD)
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. In November 2022, DECC announced €1.5m continuation funding for CIRCULÉIRE in 2023.
Read more about CIRCULÉIRE here.