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Circular Rotterdam: Venture Café x BlueCity

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3063 NS Rotterdam

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On Tuesday, October 24th we are super excited to announce that we team up with BlueCity to organize our very first edition outside of our home-base at CIC. We are welcoming innovative start-ups, corporate professionals, researchers and civil servants to accelerate both their own circularity ambitions and the cities movement towards a blue, circular economy.

Towards a circular Rotterdam

The city of Rotterdam declared the ambition to become a frontrunning city in the circular economy. With the Dutch government having similar ambitions, stating that it wants the amount of resources used to decrease by 50% in 2030 and the circular economy becoming the ‘new norm’ by 2050. The circular economy can also address big challenges part of meeting the urgent Paris agreement goals by combining a thriving economy with ambitious goals on sustainability. How to accelerate this challenge effectively will be a big question within this Venture Cafe edition.

What to expect

Answers to questions:

  • What are the challenges and opportunities for your company?
  • How can the city define and meet ambitions?
  • What is already going on and what can you do with circularity?
  • During the event, you will be able to find answers to these questions.

Join in and walk away with new insight, ideas, inspiration, connections and opportunities.

Blue City

Located in the old tropical swimming pool Tropicana, BlueCity is becoming the circular economy hub in the region. Within businesses are connecting waste streams and systems in order to create an efficient and circular micro city. Meanwhile, BlueCity is accelerating the new economy outside of the building by facilitating (new) circular businesses, programming action-inspiring events and offering space to experiment. Come check it out!

Come round to BlueCity to:

  1. Explore the concepts and get to know what circular economy means
  2. Meet ventures and cases, embodying new, blue, circular economy
  3. Help accelerate your own and other organizations circular ambitions
  4. Learn about new, circular opportunities within several sectors
  5. Find a way you can contribute to making the circular economy happen.

Program

Tuesday October 24th

15:00–17:00 Break Out: Climate calls & Circular Built Environment in Rotterdam - DRIFT, Erasmus University Rotterdam [Needs separate signup: http://bit.ly/DRIFT-VxB]
How can the energy transition and the challenge to meet the Paris Agreement be seen as a chance for Rotterdam’s built environment to become circular?

17:00–18:00 Break Out: 360: designing with vegetable leather - BlueCity Lab
360°: designing with vegetable leather featuring Emma van der Leest Various entrepreneurs develop alternatives to leather like vegetable-, fruit- & bacterial leather. Wanna know more? Join the conversation in a fishbowl setting & learn from experts

17:00–18:00 Break Out: 100% circular Facility Management - PHI Factory
An interactive session about the challenges of circular facility management. These challenges will be the starting point of an innovative dynamic program to develop proof of concepts towards 100% circular FM. Come learn about it!

17:30–19:00 Break Out: Crowd Force Rotterdam - R'damse Nieuwe
Crowd Force Rotterdam is a crowdsourcing event for young Rotterdam based entrepreneurs. In table sessions, entrepreneurs and visitors get together to solve the issue and help the entrepreneur.


These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.
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