WCEF2024 Studio: Circular makerspaces to build circular businesses

Project: Circular spaces
Virtual event
Join a webinar about the intersection of makerspaces and circular economy principles!

Description

Welcome to our online event focusing on the intersection of makerspaces and circular economy principles! Throughout this session, we'll explore various aspects of integrating circular economy practices into makerspaces, as well as the significance of fostering innovation and businesses aligned with these principles.

We will delve into the concept of makerspaces – collaborative workshops where individuals gather to create, invent, and learn. We'll explore how makerspaces can serve as fertile grounds for fostering circular economy principles, including resource efficiency, waste reduction, and product lifecycle extension.

Building upon our understanding of circular economy principles, we'll examine the pivotal role of innovation and businesses in driving sustainable practices forward. From circular design methodologies to innovative business models, we'll highlight the importance of nurturing entrepreneurship and fostering a culture of sustainability within the maker community. Participants will gain valuable insights into how circular economy principles can serve as catalysts for innovation and economic growth.

The event will also include an introduction to an education programme prepared by project's 'Circular Economy makerspace' consortium, as well as a first look to a digital collaboration tool designed for makers, businesses and makerspaces.

The session will continue with a broadcast of the World Circular Economy Forum 2024 session 'The people driving change today'. After the session we will share remarks and have a short discussion.

This event is a WCEF2024 Studio presenting the World Circular Economy Forum 2024 to a local audience (www.WCEF2024.com).

Agenda

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    Time
    Item
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    13.00-13.05
    Introduction
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    13.05-13.25
    What is a makerspace and how to introduce circular economy principles in them
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    13.25-13.45
    The importance of new innovation and businesses that are built on circular economy principles
  •  
    13.45-14.05
    Introduction to education programme and its benefits to different target groups
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    14.05-14.25
    Introducing the digital tool
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    14.25-14.30
    Questions
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    14.30-14.40
    Break
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    14.40-15.40
    The people driving change today (World Circular Economy Forum 2024 session)
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    15.40-16.00
    Remarks, discussion about the session

Events

Upcoming events

22
April
Training session and workshop 'Circular economy and sustainability' (in Latvian)
Project: Circular spaces
Physical Meeting
22. April 2024
14:00 - 17:00 (EEST)

    Past events

    04
    April
    EXTRA FREE session on recycling, reusing and improving materials (in Latvian)
    Project: Circular spaces
    Physical Meeting
    04. April 2024
    14:00 - 17:00 (EET)
    28
    March
    Training session and workshop 'Reusability, Repairability, Recyclability' (in Latvian)
    Project: Circular spaces
    Physical Meeting
    28. March 2024
    14:00 - 17:00 (EET)
    21
    March
    Training session 'Design thinking for circular products' (in Norwegian)
    Project: Circular spaces
    Physical Meeting
    21. March 2024
    17:30 - 21:30 (CET)