Innovating the plastics value chain

EIT Climate-KIC, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
07 feb 2020

On 7 February 2020 EIT Climate-KIC will bring together a select number of industries, start-ups, academia, and government representatives to co-design solutions to increase plastics circularity.

If current global plastic consumption trends continue, greenhouse gas emissions associated to plastics production could reach 15 to 20% of the global carbon budget by 2050. Mitigating and avoiding potential CO2 emissions from plastics requires up-stream solutions that dematerialise the demand for plastics, and down-streams solutions that increase plastics circularity.

Co-design systemic solutions
EIT Climate-KIC is actively developing a portfolio of solutions for action on plastic pollution. In order to increase impact, dialogue among sectors is required. The aim of this event is to bring representatives together from across the plastics ecosystem to co-design systemic solutions.

Life is Plastic
This conference builds on results from our eCircular programme and Chemical Recycling project commissioned in 2019 by the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure & Water Management. From new business models that eliminate the need of plastics, through to cutting edge chemical recycling technologies, EIT Climate-KIC is actively building up a portfolio of start-ups developing disruptive technologies all along the plastics value chain. Our aim is to upscale solutions across the European market. As part of this project EIT Climate-KIC also collaborated with Ecomatters to make an assessment tool to give decision makers and investors an easy method to evaluate the maturity of the identified start-up (and scale-up) initiatives.

New alliances
We are working with partners from our community on multiple on-going projects addressing plastic waste prevention. During this conference we invite you to co-design the steps needed to broaden our community to work on systems innovation along the plastic value chain.


09:00                Registration
09:30                Introduction to co-designing the plastics value chain
10:00                Speed-dating with 16 start-ups
12:00                Lunch
13:00                Interactive workshop – Identifying barriers to plastics circularity
14:30                Break
15:00                Interactive workshop – Overcoming barriers to plastics circularity
16:30                Defining next steps
16:00                Closing & Drinks
18:00                Ending


We are fully booked and we have closed the registration for this conference. Would you like to receive more information about our initiatives in the plastics value chain? Please contact Irene Hofmeijer, Programme manager eCircular Plastics.


EIT Climate-KIC, Kattenburgerstraat 7, Building 027 W, 1018 JA Amsterdam, the Netherlands
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Please contact Marjon Eijpe (Communications Manager EIT Climate-KIC) if you have any questions or if you would like to receive more information about the conference.