World Manufacturing Week 2021

18/10 - 22/10 | On line Events

Digitalization and circular economy for SMEs sustainable and resilient growth: an EUSALP perspective

The scope of the workshop is to raise awareness among firms of the opportunities related to the digitalization and circular economy with testimonials, examples, advices, peer exchanges and matchmaking with solution providers.

In two round tables during the first part of the workshop, companies, support organizations and policy makers will discuss about the advantages and challenges to make the transition towards digitalization and circular economy.

In the second part, testimonials of this transition and service providers in the manufacturing, agrifood and construction sectors will share their experience with participant SMEs to create new collaborations and innovation opportunities. A room will be dedicated to assessment tools with successful cases and practical examples.

EUSALP, Regione Lombardia with:
Hub Innovazione Trentino, Confindustria Lombardia, DIH Lombardia, EEN, Josef Stefan Institute, Technology Park Ljubjana, region Auvergne Rhone-Alpes, Trentino Sviluppo, DIH Confindustria Trento

Supported by:
AlpGov2 and Circular4.0 projects

22 October 2021

1:30 PM – 6:30 PM CEST

Working language: English


  • 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM CEST
    greetings and plenary speech (to be defined)


  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CEST
    first workshop on successful business cases on the three verticals: optimal use, value recovery, circular design


  • 3:00 PM – 3:15 PM CEST


  • 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM CEST
    second workshop: case studies on policy to support the implementation of ICT technologies for circular economy (financial instruments, regulations, incentives, support etc.)


  • 4:15 PM – 4:30 PM CEST


  • 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM CEST
    parallel sessions

    ROOM 1-3 (manufacturing, agrifood and building sectors)
    4:30 PM – 5:00 PM CEST
    testimonial presentation+challenges
    5:00 PM – 6:45 PM CEST
    pitches from solution providers
    5:45 PM – 6:30 PM CEST

    ROOM 4

    4:30 PM – 5:30 PM CEST
    presentation of assessment tools from regions
    5:30 PM – 6:30 PM CEST
    presentation of cases of assessment

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