NEW_InnoNet Matchmaking Event: Matching partners and ideas for circular economy projects for WEEE, ELV and PPW


NEW_InnoNet Matchmaking Event: Matching partners and ideas for circular economy projects for WEEE, ELV and PPW

When: 6 June 2017, 17:30 – 21:00

Where: Finlandia Hall, Room Veranda 4, Mannerheimintie 13 e, 00100 Helsinki, Finland


Take part in the Matchmaking Event organized by the Horizon 2020 project NEW_InnoNet. This event is dedicated to all organizations interested in circular economy projects for:

  • Waste Electric and Electronics (WEEE)
  • End of Life Vehicles (ELV)
  • Plastic Packaging Waste (PPW)


Partnerships based on common goals, innovation, business and commitment are key enablers for turning circular economy ideas into standard practice. The NEW_ InnoNet Matchmaking Event offers an opportunity to set up or get involved in a partnership that will help make circular economy a standard business practice. The NEW_InnoNet consortium - in collaboration with over 160 stakeholders - have developed a Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA). The SRIA proposes a package of research and innovation themes with specific actions aimed at unleashing the power of secondary materials from WEEE, ELV and PPW.

In addition to informing policy-makers on the research and innovation needs, the SRIA serves as a source of inspiration to the stakeholders to build partnerships and foster project consortia on the research and innovation themes proposed in the agenda:

  • effective collection of waste,
  • optimized sorting and recycling,
  • well-functioning market for secondary raw materials,
  • supportive policies and legislation,
  • design for circularity.

Do you have a project idea on these topics and are you looking for partners and/or investors: Bring your idea to the table and find partners you need.


We invite manufacturers from such industries as electric and electronic equipment, vehicles, consumer goods and packaging, waste managers, producers of recycled intermediates, technology and service providers, research and academia, consumer representatives, standardization and certification bodies, financial organizations investors and policy/decision makers.


The objective of the meeting is to create an environment for an effective matching of partners to discuss, develop and successfully implement specific projects. The meeting will consist of three sessions:

17:30 18:00
Session I: Presentation of the research an innovation themes and proposals of specific actions included in the NEW_InnoNet Strategic and Innovation Agenda

  • Presentation of the NEW_InnoNEt outcomes & presentation of hard-copy to EC - Project Coordinator Tjerk Wardenaar, PNO Consultants, The Netherlands

  • Short response on the presentation of NEW_InnoNet results -
    Pavel Misiga, European Commission, DG Research and Innovation

18:00 - 19:30
Session II: Presentations of project ideas at ConverStation

CLUSTER A: GOVERMENT (policy & funding)

Station 1: EASME and the circular economy: ongoing projects and future organisations for the next Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-2020 - Vincenzo Gente, Senior Adviser, EASME, Belgium
Station 2: EIT Raw Materials - Ignacio Caleja, Thematic Officer (Circular Economy and Recycling), EIT Raw Materials, Germany

Station 3: Environmental Technologies Verification - Cedric Hananel, Arctic on behalf of the DG Environemnt, European Commission, Belgium

CLUSTER B: RESEARCH (ideas & tools)

Station 4: The NEW_InnoNet clustering tool for circular economy - Izabela Ratman-Klosinska, Marek Matejczyk, IETU, Poland
Station 5: Local and regional Circular Economy Business Models for more sustainable urban construction - Alenka Mauko Pranjic, Slovenian National Building and Civil Engineering Institute - ZAG, Slovenia

CLUSTER C: INDUSTRY (development & technology)

Station 6: Puzzlephone sustainable by design - Tapani Jokinen, Chief Design Officer, Circular Devices Ltd., Puzzlephone, Finland

Station 7: Towards Decoupling Europe from Platinum Group Materials (PGMs) Supply Risk. The PLATIRUS and PROMETHEUS projects - Iakovos Yakoumis, Monolithos Catalysts & Recycling Ltd., Greece

Station 8: Pathways towards accelerating the circular economy - Norah Lewis, WRAP, UK
Station 9: Efficient, sustainable, friendly cities with recycled materials - Gregorio Borge, ZICLA, Spain

19:30 - 21:00 Session III: Matchmaikin cocktail during which the participants will have an opportunity for individual discussions and partnerships building for specific projects.

How Session II will be organised

To facilitate matchmaking and discussions on the potential project, Session II will be organized in a format of the so called ConverStations.
During the ConverStation speakers will present their project idea by a table with a maximum of 8 seats to support good interaction. We encourage the presenters to prepare presentations for close interaction with the audience. If you want to show pictures or PowerPoint slides bring your own laptop and show these on your screen.
Each presentation will have a total of 25 min at its disposal. This includes 10 min for presentation and 15 min for discussions.
In order to make the ConverStation work all presentations must start and the presenters will be requested to end at the same time, so there will be no room for running overtime.

All participants are encouraged to consult the draft version of the NEW_InnoNet Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda prior to the meeting. The Agenda is available on the project website upon login. For details visit the following link of the New_InnoNet web site:

Interested to present your project idea at a ConverStation?

Tick a dedicated box in the registration form – we will provide you with further instructions on how to prepare for a ConverStation. Alternatively you can also watch an instruction movie used for organization of ConverStation at 2014 ICT4S-conference available under the following link:
The time for the presentation session is limited. We can accommodate as many as 10 ConverStation. Registrations for presentations will be accepted on a first came first served basis.

List of the ConverStation will be updated and available on the NEW_InnoNet website: list of ConverStations.

How to register?

To register for the NEW-InnoNet Matchmaking Event use the registration form available here or contact the organizers:

Izabela Ratman-Klosinska, Mateusz Korcz
Institute for Ecology of Industrial Areas, 6 Kossutha Street, 40-844 Katowice, Poland
Telephone +48 32 254 60 31 ext. 269 or 243 e-mail:;

Registrations to the event will be accepted on a first came first served basis. Number of participants is limited to 100.

IMPORTANT: The NEW_InnoNet Matchmaking event is organized as a side event of the World Circular Economy Forum. Our registration is for this event only. If you would like to participate in the Forum please register separately with the organisers of the WCEF2017. Participation in the WCEF is by invitation only. If you are interested in joining, please contact for your registration link.

-           Tjerk Wardenaar (PNOConsultants): presentation of the NEW_InnoNet outcomes & presentation ofhard-copy to EC.

-           Pavel Misiga (EuropeanCommission; DG Research and Innovation): short word on project outcomes (to beconfirmed). [TW1]  

  [TW1] Don’t include this in the correspondation with WCEF yet