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11 - 12 February 2020 | Hour 08:30 | Snowcastle seminar hall, Kemi, Finland

Responsible Industry Leads the Sustainable Development – Industry Clusters and Circular Economy

LE2C President Luca Donelli will speak at the conference dedicated to the role of industrial clusters in sustainable development and in circular economy, which will take place at the Snowcastle in Kemi, Finland.

The event, organised by tge Regional Council of Lapland in cooperation with the European Commission, Digipolis and City of Kemi, Finland, will count 130 representatives of local, regional, national and European public authorities together with industry and civil society stakeholders will share their experiences and provide insights into future cluster policies related to circular economy.  Focus will be on trends, interregional and cross-sectoral collaboration as well as funding opportunities.

The conference aims to display how clusters have already been used to push for regional ecosystems transition towards circular economy and what can be done in the future. Notably, the main objective is to demonstrate how green tech clusters in Europe (more than 250 already registered under the European Cluster Collaboration platform) can support the implementation of the new European Green Deal. In addition, the event will discuss how the future Joint Cluster Initiatives proposed under the Single Market programme (2021-2027) will support the strategic connection of European ecosystems and SMEs’ uptake of resource efficient solutions. In this context, the outcomes of the Circular Economy and Cluster Conference will feed into the discussion at the EU Cluster Conference 2020 planned to take place in Berlin 9-12 November 2020 under German EU Presidency.

The Conference will take place at the Kemi Snowcastle, FInland, on 11-12 February 2020The first day will evolve around discussions on cluster policy and Joint Cluster Initiatives in the context of circular economy. There will also be time for reflections by the participants. The participants will also have a chance to experience the value chain of the mining industry (“from the mine to the harbour”) during a field trip to the Arctic Industry Ecosystem on the second day.

Further info and conference programme at the official page of the event

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