Events, related to Circular Economy or Clusters

June 26, 2018


Smart Approaches to Going Global: Market Opportunities in Japan’s Construction and Building Technologies sector.

EU Gateway | Business Avenues Coaching Network and the European Circular Construction Alliance (ECCA) are pleased to invite you to a webinar on:
Smart Approaches to Going Global: Market Opportunities in Japan’s Construction and Building Technologies sector.
Japan is the world’s 3rd largest construction market, posting 23% year-on-year growth since 2014. There are more business opportunities for European companies operating in the construction and building technologies sector, driven in part by growing market demands as well as favourable conditions introduced by the recently finalised EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement.
Join this webinar to see how you can best leverage on these opportunities.

Date: Tuesday, 26 June
Time: 10:30 – 11:15 CET
(Central European Time)

• Market Trends and Opportunities in Japan in the Construction and Building Technologies sector
• EU Gateway | Business Avenues: A Smart Approach to Going Global
• Question and Answer Session

Register here.


Past events

26th  April 2018

Aldgate Tower
2 Leman Street
London, E1 8FA

Circular Economy & Materials Resource Efficiency Conference

20th  March 2018

SWALEC Stadium, CF11 9XR, Cardiff, Wales

Resource efficiency and circularity:

benefits for the public sector event

5th  December 2017

Kołobrzeg, Poland

Circular Economy – a global challenge for construction industry. Second ECCA Conference

sEaNERGIA Baltic Cluster invites you to an international conference “Circular Economy – a global challenge for construction industry. 2nd ECCA Conference”, which will be held on 5 December 2017 in Baltic Plaza hotel **** mediSPA & fit at Plażowa 1 street in Kołobrzeg, Poland.

More information.

7th  and 21th June 2017

Amsterdam, The Netherlands


A practical, action-driven, two day workshop

More information.

5th  and 6th June 2017

Helsinki , Finland

World Circular Economy Forum 2017

The forum aims to clarify how circular economy solutions can contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals by generating growth and jobs in different parts of the world.

The World Circular Economy Forum 2017 (WCE Forum 2017) will be take place on 5 and 6 June 2017 in Helsinki, Finland. It will bring together the world’s leaders, top experts, entrepreneurs, financiers and civil society to share their ideas and to find common visions towards the transition to a global circular economy.

More information.

11th  and 12th May 2017

Ljubljana, Slovenia

2nd International Circular Change Conference: WALKING THE TALK: ENABLING CIRCULAR TRANSFORMATION

At the conference we will explore the systemic approach by tapping into circular economy platforms at local, urban, regional and international levels.

More information.

7th  to 9th March 2017

London , UK


Resource efficiency is an imperative. Circular economy modelling is driving this forward.

Circular economy thinking is holistic. New solutions and good ideas are arising from sharing and collaboration. We look at how to save and make money through reducing waste, recycling, recovery and repair, plus closing the loop with smarter design and manufacturing. Tailor-made conference and learning programmes will discuss solutions to specific problems and develop macro strategy to capitalise on new commercial opportunities as we help businesses take steps towards resource efficiency and the circular economy.

  • Non-destructive building techniques and materials
  • Financing structures surrounding ownership, materials and recovery
  • Recyclability of materials, manufacturer responsibility and the benefits of considering end of life
  • Packaging optimisation and recyclability
  • Leasing over selling – new income and profit models
  • Material choices, recovery and circular economy thinking


23th  to 25th November 2016

Beijing, China

The European Commission invites small and medium-sized companies to join a circular economy delegation to Beijing on 23-25 November 2016.

The delegation takes place on the occasion of the 1st China International Circular Economy Exhibition and will be led by Mr Daniel Calleja, the European Commission’s Director-General for Environment.

A series of matchmaking meetings with local entrepreneurs will give EU green business, and in particular SMEs, the chance to explore business partnerships in the following areas:

  • Circular economy,
  • Resource efficiency and sustainable use of natural resources,
  • Eco-innovation,
  • Chemicals,
  • Water management,
  • Waste management, and
  • Energy saving.

If you’d like to participate, please register in advance. Participation is free of charge; travel arrangements and accommodation costs are under the responsibility of each participant.


2016 China International Circular Economy Exhibition

More information.

17th  and 18th November 2016

Brussels , Belgium

ECTP Conference

We kindly remind you that the online registration for the ECTP Conference organised at the Centre for Fine Arts (23 Rue Ravenstein, 1000 Brussels) on 17-18 November 2016 is open.

ECCA project and circular economy will be presented in Materials section.

The 7th ECTP open conference will take place in Brussels on 17-18 November. This event will be dedicated to present and discuss current and anticipated innovation in the built environment field. Plenary sessions with high-level speakers from academia, industry and the European Commission will introduce the global scheme and visions from various stakeholders. Meanwhile, thematic parallel sessions will address diverse specific issues under the five current challenges of the ECTP. A hall for booths will exhibit examples of innovation.

In order to benefit from early-birds fees, you should register and achieve the registration payment before September 22.

Moreover, should you wish to take part in the Exhibition of Booths, please send your proposal ASAP to, using the booth application form, since space is limited.

Do not hesitate to disseminate the Conference Flyer and the ECTP Conference Website around you.

Please contact the Conference Secretariat for any additional information you may require.

7th  to 25th November 2016


Disruptive Innovation Festival (DIF)

The Disruptive Innovation Festival is an online, open access event that explores the question: The economy is changing — what do I need to know, experience and do? The DIF enables participators from a global network to share, discover and learn from some of the world’s brightest start-ups, innovators, entrepreneurs, businesses, designers and makers, exploring the economy through a different lens. Last year 20,000 participants from 181 countries registered to attend over 270 sessions, and 2016 is already shaping up to be bigger and better. In 2016 the DIF will take place from the 7th-25th of November held across six virtual stages; coordinated and accessible at All the information on the DIF including topic ideas, 2016 theme descriptions and examples of previous sessions can be found at the website.

3rd to 4th of November 2016

Copenhagen, Denmark


Oxford Research’s and Quercus Group’s International Cluster Course 2016

The course will review:

•        Theoretical and practical knowledge about clusters and cluster development

•         Cluster cycles: Comprehensive understanding of clusters’ and cluster initiatives different development stages

•         Understanding of different cluster policies and approaches

•         Management and facilitation of clusters and network: Practical tools and methods for cluster development

•         Strategic development and action plans in relation to participants’ own clusters

•         Challenges for cluster and network facilitators: Pitfalls and criteria for success

•         Evaluation and monitoring of clusters and cluster initiatives

•         Insight into international good practice

More information.

3rd  and 4th November 2016

Lisbon , Portugal


The Congress of Innovation on Sustainable Construction (CINCOS’16)

The Congress of Innovation on Sustainable Construction (CINCOS’16) is an event organized for the Sustainable Habitat Cluster in Portugal.
This international event aims to promote synergies by gathering companies, municipalities, clusters, R&D units and other agents with a particular interest in the Built Environment Sustainability as a driving force for Innovationand Competitiveness. 
The 5th edition of this Congress (CINCOS’16) will take place in Lisbon (Portugal) from the 3rd to the 4th of November 2016 and its main theme is “NEW CHALLENGES FOR THE HABITAT VALUE CHAIN”.
Important dates:
Submission of communications for publication – until 15/07/2016;
Notification to authors – until 15/09/2016;
Submission of revised manuscripts – until 30/09/2016.

27th October 2016

Burgos, Spain

High Level Conference: ” European Regions in the Critical Raw Materials strategy and the Circular Economy Policy “

This conference will address different topic as the Critical Raw Materials strategy in the European Union and the importance of innovation in Circular Economy and count on important high level local and international speakers contributions such as the EU Committee of the Regions, the European Commission-DG of Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs and the European Association of Regional Development Agencies (EURADA), among others. In this event, the global regional strategy for Critical Raw Materials at EU level is going to be discussed by relevant authorities, at time that a working group interlinking authorities and technologists will be created to develop regional roadmaps in synergy and communicate to EU Commission.

ICCRAM “International Research Center in Critical Raw Materials for Advanced Industrial Technologies” is organizing in collaboration with the Regional Council of Lapland, the European Regions Research and Innovation Network (ERRIN) and Agency of Innovation, Business Financing and Internationalization of Castilla y León (ADE), the high level conference “European Regions in the Critical Raw Materials strategy and the Circular Economy Policy” that will be celebrated in Burgos on 27th October 2016.

The conference is hosted by ICCRAM and will be held at University of Burgos, Aula Magna located in the historic building of Hospital del Rey: Hospital del Rey s/n, 09001, Burgos 

For more information on the event please visit the official website.


27th October 2016

Warszawa, Poland

Monitoring of the Construction Market conference 2016

Participate in the conference and explore current results and reliable forecasts for the construction industry! The conference organized by ASM – Market Research and Analysis Centre is one of the most important and biggest events of the construction industry in Poland, which every year brings together over 150 people from the industry. It will take place on 27 October 2016 in Hotel LORD, Krakowska St. 218, Warsaw.

During the conference European Circular Construction Alliance will be presented and participants will have the opportunity to discuss the current trends related to circular construction as well as join the Alliance.

The conference will be also accompanied by poster session during which projects implemented under the Horizon 2020 or earlier Framework programmes will be presented. Should you be interested in promoting your project, please register and mention in the registration form in the “Comments” box:  Poster Session – H2020/7FP – (project acronym).

For more information on the event please visit the official website.

26th – 28th October 2016

Tallin, Estonia

Grow circular!

Financing SME Eco-innovation

The transition to a new, circular and sustainable way of doing business needs to happen on the ground. Eco-innovative entrepreneurs know that environmental protection makes business sense and understand how being innovative today will help them grow sustainably in the long term. Turning environmental challenges into business opportunities will help deliver a resource-efficient, green and competitive low-carbon EU economy.

For more information on the event please visit the official website.

25th and 26th October 2016

Gijón, Spain


The 25 and 26 October in the Congress Hall Fairground of Gijón, the IV European Forum Interclústers Construction. During the event, the Cluster ICA (Construction Innovation Asturiana), in collaboration with ASTUREX coinciding with the CONSTRUCTION SECTOR FORUM ASTURIAS, held this meeting Clústers Construction in order to analyze the current industry and its future prospects.

For more information on the event please visit the website.

22th – 24th September 2016

Ohrid, Macedonia

7th Balkan and Black Sea Conference

The conference ”Cluster-Based Economic Development for a Sustainable Region” will contribute to:

  • Socially balanced economic development and employment creation in the BBS region.
  • Enabling business environment for SME based on collaboration between public, academia, financial organizations, media and business community.
  • Establishment of the public-private dialogue for advocating for the needs of SMEs.
  • Exchange of knowledge and experiences in the cluster based economic development in developed countries, countries in transition and developing countries.
  • Transnational cross clusters networking.
  • Efficient approach to EU and other development funds.

More information and registration here.

22nd  June 2016

Liverpool, UK

R&D (H2020), Technology and Business Collaboration

International Circular Economy, Resource Efficiency and Eco-innovation Brokerage Event

This FREE to attend event is taking place during the International Festival for Business 2016 (IFB2016).  IFB2016 is a global marketplace for creating connections and doing deals. It brings together thousands of businesses from around the world for three weeks of events, networking and deal-making.

Registration is possible until  15th June. More information and registration here.

23th May 2016

Bucharest, Romania

Circular Economy for Buildings

The Ministry of Environment, Waters and Forests and the Romania Green Building Council are honored to invite you to a workshop as part of the BUILD UPON project facilitated by our invited speaker Steven Beckers; a Cradle to Cradle™ accredited architect and expert in circular economy for the building sector.
Circular Economy is the new economic model designed to preserve ressources while allowing for a safe and measured development of our human activities. Cradle to Cradle is the engine behind that which looks at positive impact and value propositions from the molecular scale to land development. This workshop aims at defining what positive impact can be created from what we know and inherited as well as from the innovative technologies it promotes.
– Deep Renovation ideas and strategies
– Renovation Projects / Initiatives at the building and community level
– c2c/Circular Economy concepts integrated into Renovation projects/initiatives
– Building Integrated Greenhouses; with emphases on renovations
IDA – Italian Design Architecture, Strada Argentina nr. 43, Bucharest
23 May 2016 – 11am to 6pm
There is no cost to attend but seats are limited. To request to join, please send an email to All participants must receive a confirmation that space is available.

More information here.

16th and 17th May 2016

Washington, United States

2016 Sustainability Forum

“The circular economy, marked by creative innovations and a systems-level approach, can be used to tackle many of the world’s most complex environmental and social challenges. Building on our 2015 conference The Circular Economy: Unleashing New Business Value, companies and other stakeholders will come together to identify practical approaches for implementing the circular economy from a design, process, service, and product perspective.”

More information here.

21st March 2016

Brussels, Belgium

Business and practitioners workshop on financial opportunities and legislative barriers for the circular economy

This workshop was for business representatives who are engaged in, or will engage in, circular economy projects or business models. The first part offered the chance to get a better understanding of the available instruments and tools for access to finance. In the second part, the main legal barriers for investment and innovation were discussed.

More information here.

16th and 17th March 2016

Sevilla, Spain



During this conference, concrete cases from all over Europe demonstrated a selection of good practices on circular economy and governance at national, regional or local level.

More information here.

9th to the 10th of March 2016

London , UK


Tailor-made conference and learning programmes  discussed solutions to specific problems and develop macro strategy to capitalise on new commercial opportunities as we help businesses take steps towards resource efficiency and the circular economy.

More information

Co-funded by the COSME programme of the European Union

ECCA project is co-funded by the COSME programme of the European Union in the frame of "Clusters go International" call for the project proposals.

The main objective of the action is to intensify cluster and business network collaboration across borders and sectoral boundaries and to support the establishment of European Strategic Cluster Partnership to lead international cluster cooperation in fields of strategic interest – notably in support of the development of emerging industries.

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