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Women Innovators in Foundation Industries (WINFI)
February 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Circular Economy in the South West
Delivered by the Transforming Foundation Industries Challenge
28 February, 09:30-16:30
WINFI, as part of the TFI Challenge, is hosting a Circular Economy Workshop & Networking Event. This event aims to provide a platform for businesses and early career researchers (ECRs) to meet, network and discuss the topic of circular economy for materials. ECRs can learn about the real-world applications of their CE research, and businesses can be inspired by the next generation of circular economy thinkers.
What to expect:
This exclusive one-day event will feature an interactive workshop delivered by Circular Economy experts. Businesses and ECRs will team up and take part in a problem-solving mini hackathon style workshop. This is a great chance for ECRs to engage with experts in the sector and enhance their career progression. The workshop will be facilitated by Debbie Ward (Cirklo Consult) and Clare Ollerenshaw (Accelar Limited). There will also be a series of short presentations from local businesses to present their work and circular economy related projects. This will give attendees the chance to learn from innovative businesses, share ideas, understand the application of CE principles and build relationships. This event is in collaboration with the UKRI National Circular Economy Hub (CE-Hub) who will also facilitate a 1h mini workshop on roadmap development, to support and shape a circular economy action plan for attendees. In-person spaces are limited to 50 attendees and will be allocated through an Expression of Interest form.
Who should attend:
- Foundation industry/materials businesses with expertise or interest in the circular economy
- Early career researchers and PhD students studying a circular economy/materials related topic