- This is an official side event of the World Circular Economy Forum Online (WCEFonline), hosted by the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra and its partners.
Valencia – 01.12.2020. The LOOP-Ports circular economy project, coordinated by Fundación Valenciaport and co-financed by EIT Climate-KIC, will celebrate its final conference, in an online format open to the public, next December 16th as an official side event of the World Circular Economy Forum Online hosted by the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra and its partners.
The objective of this conference is to disseminate the results of the project, presenting the main circular economy best practices already implemented in different European ports and putting special emphasis on the analysis of the barriers faced by the stakeholders of the maritime-port sector when developing and implementing the circular economy in their strategies.
Several circular business models in port environments will be presented, as well as the results of the training pilots that have been specifically tailored for the sector and that enhance the concept of the circular economy in the strategies of the port authorities and the port clusters’ companies. Besides, a set of business opportunities in this area will be explained, as a vehicle for promoting this kind of systemic innovation initiatives in the maritime-port environments and related industries. Finally, the event will also serve to highlight the experiences exchanged by the participants in the numerous workshops held during the project.
LOOP-Ports has contributed to the transition towards a more sustainable and efficient European economy by the creation of a circular economy network of ports, which provides an ecosystem of innovation around port activities and stimulates the dissemination, valorisation and replicability of specific circular economy initiatives in the ports of the European Union.
More information about the conference and registration: https://www.loop-ports.eu/2020/11/loop-ports-final-conference/
The LOOP-Ports project (Circular Economy Network of Ports), co-financed by EIT Climate-KIC and coordinated by Fundación Valenciaport, has as its main objective to facilitate the transition towards a more circular economy in the port sector, where products, materials and resources are not considered as waste, but can become sustainable and replicable business models in ports of similar characteristics.
Thirteen partners from six EU member states (Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands) are participating in Loop-Ports: Fundación Valenciaport (coordinator); EIT Climate-KIC S.L.; Climate-KIC S.r.l. Climate-KIC GmbH; Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU); NTU International A/S; Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek (TNO); Università di Bologna; Universität Hamburg; Universidad Politécnica de Madrid; Universitat de València; Eco Environnement Ingenièrie (2EI) and Veolia Innove.