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Circular Economy’s Frontier of Knowledge


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This session discusses scientific research and innovation on various circular economy related topics. The objective of the session is to showcase where the frontier of knowledge on the circular economy is now through several case presentations.

14:00 Introduction: Bas de Leeuw, Managing Director, World Resources Forum​
Technical challenge for CO2 recycling aiming to circular economy see presentation
Takashi Shimazu, Director, Toyota Central R&D Labs​
Scientific advancements in materials enabling circular economy ​ see presentation
Helen Mets, President, Resins & Functional Materials, DSM​
Redefining Value – A Revolution in Manufacturing see presentation
Nabil Nasr, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Director, Golisano Institute for Sustainability, Rochester Institute of Technology
Q&A session with Takashi Shimazu, Helen Mets and Nabil Nasr
The Future of Information Technology for Circular Economy
Giorgos Demetriou, Professor, École des Ponts Business School and ENPC  see presentation
& Karl Vrancken, Research manager, sustainable materials management, VITO​ see presentation
Wrap-up: Bas de Leeuw
15:30 Session ends​

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