Event|March 14, 2022

Data-enabled Solutions for a Circular Economy challenge competition

Data is widely seen as an enabler for future circular economy. Data is needed to design sustainable solutions and value chains, from raw materials management to end users in a circular economy. Data can be used to extend the lifetime of products, to replace tangible products with services, to create a resource-based business, and to boost the reuse of materials.

Still, many opportunities are yet to be discovered. Circular Design Innovation Community together with our collaboration partners Valio, Helsinki City & Motiva Services, Espoo City, Akkukierrätys Pb, Recser, Finnish Mining Association and Lounais-Suomen Jätehuolto are now looking for solutions to practical challenges. You can easily follow the final event on 17 March online on our platform!

Watch the pitching sessions on the online platform


9.00  Opening of the pitch finals
Inka Orko, VTT and John Kettle, Luke

9.10  Pitching – session 1

City open data challenge
Espoo City Municipal Circular  Economy Market Platform
Wastebook – Älykästä jätehuoltoa

Demolition challenge
Incorporated Data Tool for Designers
Por-Car – Intelligent tags with optimized management for demolition elements reuse
Free crushed concrete demand tool for everyone
ATLANTES_ Addressing the maTerial spAtial dimeNsio

Circular textiles challenge
TEXroad – Digital Infrastructure for Circular Textiles
Textile Revolution – Tekstiilivallankumous

10.45  Break

11.10  Pitching –  session 2

Agricultural side streams challenge
From information to knowledge – Tiedosta systeemiseen designiin ruokajärjestelmässä
3E Opti ravinteiden laskenta – Nutrients Calculation

Mine waste challenge
Inventory Exchange
Smart Agro-Industry
Circomy – Block chain for mining waste management

12.20  Challenge sponsors on the stage: data and circular economy

12.30  Awards ceremony and closing of the event