Event|September 16, 2022

From Data to Action 

Circular Design Network Project Closing Event 

10th November 2022, from 12:00 to 15:30 Live at Korjaamo, Helsinki and on-line 

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.  

Circular Design Network Project will share insights to data-enabled circular battery, textile and agri-food value chains. Join us for top key notes and to learn about the project results. Utilize this opportunity to network with the key stakeholders on data for circularity! 

Live attendance is limited – book your place at Korjaamo in advance!  

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Moderators: Inka Orko, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland & Kirsi Niinimäki, Aalto University

Session 1: Key notes 

11.45 Registration + coffee 

12.15 Opening: Overview to Circular Design Network activities, Päivi Kivikytö-Reponen, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

12.20 Keynote 1: ESG Traceability of value chains for the circular transition, Maria Teresa Pisani, Chief Trade Facilitation Section (OiC), United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)   

12.45 Keynote 2: Insights to the battery passport and its data model, Dr. Adrian von Mühlenen, PO digital product pass Catena-X, BASF Coatings GmbH 

13.10 Refreshment break  

Session 2: Circular Design Network project results & the way forward 

13.20 Launch of the project’s guide to Circular Design, Päivi Kivikytö-Reponen & Roosa Muukkonen VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

13.35 Circularity in textiles – Environmental benefits and challenges, Susanna Horn & Kiia Mölsä, Finnish Environment Institute 

14.55 Strategic Opportunities in the Finnish Battery Value Chain, Sonja Lavikko & Tommi Kauppila, Geological Survey of Finland 

14.15 Carbon cycles in the agri-food value chain, Hannu Ilvesniemi & Erika Winqvist, Natural Resources Institute Finland

14.35 Next steps: Policies for data use in circular economy, Petrus Kautto, Finnish Environment Institute  

14.55 Closing words, Inka Orko, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland 

15.00 Refreshments and networking  

15.30 End of the event