Innovating the Plastics Value Chain


EIT Climate-KIC brings together a select number of industries, start-ups, academia, and government representatives to co-design solutions to increase plastics circularity.

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.

Experience climate innovation
Practical innovative solutions will be shown at the Plastics Market place: Feel, touch and experience climate innovation!


09:00                Registration
09:30                Introduction Co-designing the Plastics Value Chain
09:45                European wide opportunities for start-ups
10:00                Inspirational pitches by start-ups
10:30                Break &  Plastic Value Chain and Systems change tour*
11:30                Interactive workshop part 1 – Identifying the barriers
13:00                Lunch
14:00                Interactive workshop part 2 – Overcoming the barriers
15:30                Defining next steps
16:00                Closing & Drinks
17:30                Ending

* A market place where 16 start-ups of the eCircular/Plastic Waste Prevention Accelerator, Ecomatters and EIT Climate-KIC eCircular will showcase their innovative solutions.


Click here to register for this conference.


EIT Climate-KIC, Marineterrein Amsterdam, Kattenburgerstraat 5, Building 027 W, 1018 JA Amsterdam, the Netherlands
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