Upcoming events14 April 2021Brussels, BelgiumResearch and Innovation
‘A new flagship initiative – Hubs for Circularity’ Concept, opportunities & challenges for successful implementation
Online workshop, 21 April 2021 10:15 – 16:00
The Hubs for Circularity (H4C) will be a key instruments to advance the research and innovation agenda of European industries towards the Green Deal’s objectives. These first-of-a-kind, lighthouse demonstrator plants of (near) commercial size implementing industrial symbiosis and/or urban industrial symbiosis. The aim is to collectively achieve and demonstrate at scale, a leap towards circularity and carbon neutrality in the use of resources (feedstock, energy and water) in a profitable way.
H4Cs have a strong technological focus and industrial dimension, but their implementation leverages elements well beyond research and innovation. Specific implementation (including funding) strategies will have to be co -designed, ensuring the participation of all stakeholders; industry, Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), research and technology organizations (RTOs), local authorities, educational institutions and civil society.
The main objective of the workshop is to prepare for the future calls on H4Cs to ensure the key aspects for an effective implementation are identified and tackled in advance to reach high participation, outstanding proposals and high success rate.
The event is free of charge, but registration is mandatory.