Industry transforms – towards circular economy
KTH TRANSFORMATION DAY 2023
This year we put the spotlight on Circular Economy (CE) and how CE can contribute to the sustainability goals. The transformation process involves many scientific challenges, organisational challenges and the need for change in education. The KTH Transformation Day 2023 gathers KTH researchers related to CE and industry partners. Key issues relate to identifying needs for change, the need for new knowledge and research, as well as need for education.
Time: Thu 2023-10-19 09.00 - 15.30
8:30 – 9:00 Registration and coffee
9:00 – 9:05 Welcome
- KTH Industrial Transformation Platform Directors Kerstin Forsberg and Martin Edin Grimheden
9:05 – 10:20 Session 1: A Systematic View of Circular Economy
We start off the day with a systematic perspective on Circular Economy. Circulating resources, aiming to zero waste and pollution, as well as regenerating nature for a thriving biodiversity are primary objectives of circular economy (CE). These ambitious objectives demand for a systemic approach, which is one of the underlining characteristics of circular economy. This session will explore the systemic approach in connection with CE implementation, especially focusing on the manufacturing industry.
- Scania: Michael Lieder, Business Developer, Circular Economy, Scania CV
Bio Michael Lieder (pdf 52 kB)
- Electrolux: Barry Waddilove, Head of Circular Economy and Partnerships, Electrolux Group
Bio Barry Waddilove (pdf 5.2 MB)
- KTH Researchers Amir Rashid and Maryna Henrysson
Moderator: Monica Bellgran
10:20 – 10:50 Coffee
10:50 – 12:00 Session 2: Circular Innovations
Along with defining strategies for the transformation to a Circular Economy, the innovation of materials, products, services, processes, and not least business models is happening. In this session, we will meet representatives of different approaches to this.
- Volvo: Katarina Colliander, Circular Business Developer, Volvo Group Circular
- KTH researchers Sofia Ritzén and Andreas Feldman
Moderator: Magnus Wiktorsson
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch based on "One Planet Plate"
13:00 – 14:15 Session 3: Enabling Technology for CE
The session focuses on digitalisation and infrastructure to enable a circular economy. Challenges and opportunities with digital tools and platforms. What is the state of the art, what is being developed today? How is our industry transforming?
- Ericsson: Roman Chirikov
- KTH researchers Farazee Mohammad Abdullah Asif and Martin Törngren
Moderator: Martin Edin Grimheden
14:15 – 14:45 Coffee
14:45 – 15:30 Session 4: What happens now? Where do we go from here?
In this session, we bring back speakers from the previous sessions to discuss future pathways. How do we proceed from here?
- KTH Vice President for Research Annika Borgenstam
- The Swedish Association for Responsible Consumption (Föreningen Medveten Konsumtion i Sverige), Jennie Grute, Secretary General
Moderator: Kerstin Forsberg