“Call4Circular | Circular products and materials", promoted by Gruppo Iren in the context of the Iren Startup Award in collaboration with Circular Economy Lab - a project by Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center and Cariplo Factory - is the initiative whose objective is to develop circular open innovation projects in the context of the Group's business activities, in line with the company's decarbonization and energy transition objectives.
Over two-thirds of the startups and SMEs involved in the first phase of Aquila Energie’s Call 4 Energy | The Mobility Evolution come from abroad. Only twenty will continue in the cognitive and assessment calls.
The world of transport is in a phase of profound change and among the trends that are most redefining the rules of the market is certainly the phenomenon of sharing mobility. The Circular Economy Lab supports Iveco in this transformative journey.
The results of the new Technology Transfer Hub dedicated to sustainability, created on the initiative of CDP Venture Capital SGR and of which the Circular Economy Lab is a technical partner, were presented. The complete video of the meeting and the speech by Massimiano Tellini, Global Head Circular Economy of Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center.
The appointments of the Circular Economy Lab continue in collaboration with the Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center team: a brief summary of our meetings in September and October at Futura Expo in Brescia and the ESG Laboratories in Montebelluna.
According to the European Commission, textile consumption in Europe ranks fourth in terms of the greatest impact on the environment and climate change after food, housing and mobility; it is also the third most consumed sector in terms of water and land use and the fifth most consumed in terms of primary raw material use.
The new legislative, technological and market developments represent decisive challenges for the textile, clothing and fashion industry.
"We have decided to launch the Call 4Energy | The Mobility Evolution with the Circular Economy Lab because we firmly believe in the transition towards sustainable mobility and we are convinced that these battles cannot be won alone”.
Filippo Cecchi, CEO of Aquila Energie.
The challenges facing the textile, clothing and fashion industry are spread throughout the supply chain and require collaboration and dialogue between parties, manageable through an open innovation approach.
May was the month of Circular Economy: the team of the Circular Economy Lab met managers and students in the occasion of workshops and lectures dedicated to the topics of circularity and the impact in terms of business and resilience.
The Circular Economy Lab team meets the startups of the fifth edition of B Heroes for an event dedicated to the principles of the Circular Economy; a workshop in which were discussed the fundamental topics for the sustainable development of startups were discussed.
After two years of virtual meetings, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation brought together its strategic partners for the Circular Economy Workshop, a two-day event dedicated to the challenges and opportunities created by the transition to sustainable and regenerative business models.
The collaboration between Circular Economy Lab and Intesa Sanpaolo continues for the ESG Laboratory: the project that supports Italian companies in the sustainable transition through in-depth meetings and workshops in which the companies participating in the project share their experiences and are supported in the identification of improvement actions and initiatives.
To date, the textile and clothing industry is still characterized by a strongly linear trend. According to the Circular Economy Action Plan published in 2020 by the European Commission, textiles is the fourth sector for use of raw materials and water (after food, construction and transport) and the fifth for greenhouse gas emissions. Which are problems of the textile, clothing and fashion sector?
The challenges of achieving the circularity of the system require an integrated approach along the supply chain. Based on the type of raw material adopted and the final applications implemented, three main strategic actions can be outlined.
The plastic packaging sector is based mainly on a linear model and this generates negative repercussions on the environment and society, as well as dispersing precious material that would still be exploitable, with benefits in terms of profitability and employment. The challenges to achieve the circularity of the system are widespread throughout the supply chain and require collaboration and dialogue between the parties, which can be managed through an approach that embraces the entire value chain.
The circular economy model consists in designing out waste and pollution from products and services, in keeping materials in use through multiple cycles, in regenerating the natural capital extracted from the planet. At present, the plastic packaging sector is instead based on a mainly linear model of production and consumption (e.g. disposable products) and it needs a circular transformation to generate positive externalities on the environment and society, while maintaining the competitiveness of the sector.
Call4Circular Packaging - The value of vegetal fibers, the circular open innovation project created by the Circular Economy for Ecopack starts today with the aims to identify innovative materials in vegetable fibers. The goal is to replace vergin plastic packaging and containers used in the food sector.
The plastic packaging sector is based on a mainly linear model of production and consumption (e.g. disposable products) and for this reason it generates negative repercussions on the environment and society, as well as wasting precious materials that would still be exploitable and it would bring positive economic benefits, in terms of profitability and employment.
Twenty million euros available to companies for green transition and circular economy training.
With Notice no. 2/2021, Fondimpresa finances shared plans aimed at training the employees of the companies adhering to the Fund, who are carrying out a project or an intervention as part of their activities.
The transition to the circular economy represents a fundamental step to ensure that large companies, as well as SMEs, can become increasingly sustainable and prepared to face the future. As evidence of the centrality of the theme of circularity, Intesa Sanpaolo has created a podcast that describes the best practices and initiatives of the Circular Economy Lab.
The Alliance for the Circular Economy launches the second edition of the thematic notebooks, the initiative conceived by 18 companies including Intesa Sanpaolo.
The first acceleration batch of The Circulars Accelerator has reached the final stage, the acceleration program - promoted by Accenture - which catalyzes circular innovation through the collaboration of innovators and entrepreneurs with leaders and experts in the sector, in order to obtain new ones in the name of circularity, of which the Circular Economy Lab is a supporter.
A few days ago Hacking the City | Design a Circular Future took place, the first Hackathon realized by Tondo - an international non-profit organization operating in the circular economy sector - in collaboration with the Circular Economy Lab of Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center and Cariplo Factory and with the patronage of Fondazione Cariplo.
Milano Digital Week, the event promoted by the Municipality of Milan - Department of Digital Transformation and Civic Services - and organized by IAB Italia, Cariplo Factory and Hublab, starts again from 17 to 21 March 2021.[...]
If we keep on exploiting resources as we do now, by 2050 we would need the resources of three Earths. [...]
Milan Digital Week starts again from 17 to 21 March, the event promoted by the Municipality of Milan - Department of Digital Transformation and Civic Services - and organized by IAB Italia[...]
Press Release - Tondo - an international non-profit organization operating in the circular economy sector - is pleased to announce its first hackathon, organized in collaboration [...]
The adoption of an economic system that is no longer linear will be crucial to determine how the world will be able to respond to the current pandemic and [...]
The Circular Economy Lab has been one of the protagonists of the 2021 edition of the Asian Financial Forum, the main financial event in Asia-Pacific organized every year [...]
There are 131 startups and innovative SMEs that have applied, from almost 20 countries, to the call of "Circularity goes digital". The initiative promoted by Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center, Cariplo Factory, Microsoft, and carried out by the Circular Economy Lab [...]
With the aim of advancing the "true" circularity, the one that wants to minimize the consumption of matter in all its forms, the Alliance for the Circular Economy was born involving Made in Italy companies, leaders in different production sectors.
Trace x Greenthesis ended, the project of Open Innovation - realized by the Circular Economy Lab for Greenthesis - aimed at startups in the post-seed phase and innovative SMEs, with the aim of supporting the growth of innovative projects
The COVID crisis reinforced the need to contrast climate change, biodiversity loss and pandemics. Economic regeneration should address public funds […]
The circular economy aims to decouple business and local area economic growth from the consumption of finite natural resources to safeguard a planet that will host 9 billion people by 2050.
Recently the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the leading international player on circular economy issues, announced IKEA joining its network of partners. Specifically, IKEA becomes Strategic Partner of the foundation, with the aim of transforming itself into a completely circular company by 2030.
If it is true that our economy is increasingly data-driven, demographic trends offer us interesting insights on how the world is changing and on what it will be like in 20 or 30 years: ignoring this information means wasting a great opportunity.