Digitalization and Circular Economy as enabling factors in SMEs innovation processes
The world economy is only 8.6% circular, and the percentage has fallen since 2018, when it was 9.1 %. Digital technologies are increasingly pervasive in our society and are enabling factors for a more efficient use of available resources, for a reduction of the production volumes and for the waste reduction.
Digital solutions enable the sharing of resources (e.g. sharing mobility solutions), while others allow to modulate their use according to the actual need (e.g. smart lighting and building automation solutions); but digital technologies are not immaterial. We will analyse how to develop a more integrated and structured collection and recycling network, in the face of devices with very short life cycles and how digital technologies can help SMEs to a more efficient use of resources by presenting the general concepts and different success stories.
Confartigianato Imprese Lombardia on behalf of the partnership of the project “PMI NETWORK” granted by Interreg V-A Italy-Switzerland 2014-2020 Cooperation.
- Welcome Message
Roberta Gagliardi – Vice Segretario Confartigianato Lombardia
- The role of digitalization in the green and circular transition
Davide Chiaroni – Politecnico di Milano
- Digital platforms in the development of circular economy and issues related to the recovery of supporting materials
Maurizio Masi – Politecnico di Milano
- Extended Producer Responsibility and its strategic role for Producers’ circular economy strategy
Danilo Bonato – General Manager Erion
- Round Table: circular economy as enabling factor for competitiveness in SMEs
Marco Tarabini – Scientific Coordinator of PMI Network