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ReTraCE Project Roundtable for industry and policy makers

Monday, May 11, 2020


Realizing the Transition to the Circular Economy - ReTraCE is a research project funded by Horizon 2020 EU’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks and it aims to develop a cohort of professionals capable of driving the transition towards the Circular Economy. In this regard, this event aims to encourage knowledge exchange between the 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs)  involved in the project and policymakers and industry experts, in alignment with current policy of the EU Green Deal and corporate practices. The event will feature research presentations, feedback and practical insights from experts and overview of project deliverables.

As a member of the consortium, ABIS will host an online Roundtable in order for the 15 ESRs to present their research to practitioners, industry and policy-makers. The event will also be attended by representatives of the consortium (the University of Sheffield, Universitá degli Studi di Napoli Parthenope, Universitaet Kassel, SEERC, Hogskolan Dalarna, University of Kent, Tata Steel UK, Olympia Electronics and Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam), members of the Advisory Board of the projects and other participatns from academic institutions, local and governmental authorities and private organisations. Practitioners and policy-makers will be invited to the event.

The project meeting will take place over 2 days on 11 - 12.05.2020, right before the ABIS Knowledge Into Action Forum 2020. The two events will be closely interconnected by the common focus on Circular Economy. Attendance to the ReTrace meeting includes a free participation in the Knowledge Into Action Forum. 

Register for the ReTraCE Roundtable for Industry and Policy Makers HERE.

Find the full Agenda with the speakers HERE. 

Find the ReTraCE project website and more information HERE

About ReTraCE:

The main aim of the ReTraCE project is the creation of a cohort of professionals capable of driving the transition towards the Circular Economy employable not only by research institutions, but also by public sector bodies (local authorities and national agencies) and manufacturing/service sectors (such as the ones represented in the consortium, including: metals industry; electric and electronic equipment manufacturing; construction materials; waste management).

The main innovation proposed by the project will be the development of a holistic approach for evaluating and realising the transition towards the Circular Economy, involving knowledge and methodologies from multiple domains (including Supply Chain Management, Environmental Science, Environmental and Ecological Economics, Science and Technology Studies, Innovation Studies) and addressing economic, environmental and social issues. The trans-national, multi-disciplinary, multi-sector, multi-stakeholder approach proposed in this project aims to bridge the main gap in research dealing with the CE paradigm, that, to date has been characterised by a “silo” approach that has undermined theoretical development and knowledge transfer to practitioners

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks (H2020-MSCA-ITN-2018) scheme, grant agreement number 814247 (ReTraCE). 

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