Mechanical Engineering in a Circular Economy
18 February 2022 at 10:00 CET
Photo: ETAP Lighting International
Mechanical engineering is a crucial factor for a successful transition to the circular economy. In fact, mechanical engineering is involved in at least three ways: Machines not only manufacture products, but are also needed for their reuse, repair, and recycling, and at the same time the machines themselves must be designed in such a way that they can be repaired, refurbished, and reused to achieve a service life of decades.
The virtual circular economy travel of the Green Economy Network NRW has set out to find best practice examples of small and medium-sized companies that are taking a circular approach to mechanical engineering. On February 18, we will introduce these companies working with circular economy concepts in mechanical engineering in this online event and present best practice examples from Barcelona to Bottrop.
10:00 Welcome and Outlook to the Circular Economy Hotspot 2022 in Bottrop
10:15 Speed-Dating of participants
10:25 Introduction video with circular company examples
10:35 Thematic keynote
Diana de Graaf, Holland Circular Hotspot
10:50 Good practices from SMEs across Europe:
- Industrial innovation can be a game changer even in difficult market situations – but how to push through?
Peter Mackenrodt, CEO, m+f KEG-technik GmbH & Co. KG, NRW (Bottrop)
- With many small steps into the right direction
Karsten Ollesch, authorized officer, GLASS GmbH & Co.KG, NRW (Paderborn)
- Circular Light as a Service and its relevance for a circular economy
Dominiek Plancke, CEO, ETAP lighting International, Flanders
- How a datingsite approach can help accelerate the transition towards the circular economy
Christian van Maaren, Founder, Excess Materials Exchange, Netherlands
11:40 Matchmaking opportunities with b2match and next events
11:45 Summary and good bye