Circular economy

Date: 18 May 2016

Venue: UAntwerp - Campus Middelheim - Building G - Room G.010 - Middelheimlaan 1 - 2020 Antwerpen

Time: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Organization / co-organization: Institute for Environment & Sustainable Development

Short description: IMDO Reserach day

About the research day
This year, the IMDO research day focuses on innovative research in the context of circular economy.  Closing cycles requires a systems approach and research into technical innovations, bio-based products and applications, green chemistry and industrial ecology, and the development of new paths to achieve the transition towards a circular economy. Researchers reflect about their recent research experiences and future plans with interdisciplinary cooperation on this issue.

We offer an inspiring programme for UAntwerp researchers, PhD-students, students and research partners. We hope to welcome you numerously.


13:00-13.30 Welcome and Registration
13:30-13:40 Introduction of the research vision of IMDO
Prof Silvia Lenaerts, Chairwomen IMDO, Dept. Bio-ingenieurswetenschappen
13:45-14:25 Key note: Circular economy
Prof Steven van Passel
14:30-17:00 Session 1 and 2: Research topics about Circular Economy
Karine van Doorsselaer and Els Dubois, Ann Crabbé, Siegfried Vlaeminck en Maarten Muys, Patrick Meire and Jan Staes, Bernard Hubeau, Thomas Van Outrive
17:00-17:15 Conclusions and future perspective
17:15-18:00 Drink


Entrance fee: Participation is free

Registration: Registration is required before 16 May 2016