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30 September, Arnhem

NL: How do we go from throw-away to circular economy?

Entrepreneurship is looking ahead and that means that we need to think about the future of the economy. The ‘throw-away economy’ is no longer sustainable and affordable. Waste is no longer waste but a raw material for new products. What does this mean for the future of the 'circular’ economy and how and with what innovative ideas or solutions are we are working on this?

During this special session, preceding the public days of INNOVATE, Michiel Scheffer, Provincial Executive for economic affairs Gelderland, invites you to debate with experts, politicians and interested parties. The meeting will take place on 30 September, starting at 12 o'clock. Location is IPKW, Westervoortsedijk 73, Arnhem, the Netherlands.

14:00 pm - Reception with coffee and tea. Also opportunity to visit the theme squares.
14:30 pm - Keynote speaker Prof. dr. Jan Jonker (author, Op weg naar een Circulaire Economie en van Nieuwe Business Modellen).
15:15 pm - Best case of the Student Battle and a new Issue; how can Gelderland become the first waste-free province?
15:30 pm - Provincial Executive Michiel Scheffer about the Framework of Economic Policy and the priorities of the Circular Economy.
15:50 pm - Interaction with the audience, input and questions about the new policy.
16:30 pm - Closing with drinks at restaurant de Waard
17:30 pm - You are welcomed to the opening of Innovate 2016
19:00 pm - Drinks

For the official invitation, click here.

Admission is free, but you need to sign up in advance. This can be done here.

This year, the public days of INNOVATE will take place on 1 & 2 October at Industrial Park Kleefse Waard (IPKW) and at ROZET. The full program can be found at

Source: Greenport Arnhem Nijmegen
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