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ARISE-GIN Symposium 2020: Towards Circular Regions Online event

Because of the new Corona measures in the Netherlands, this event has been moved entirely online. If you have signed up for the symposium, you will receive more information about how the event will proceed soon.

This year ARISE organises its annual sumposium in collaboration with Greening of Industry Network (GIN) and the Sustainability Week at the University of Twente. This symposium will be organized online due to COVID-19. The program will consist of presentations sessions that will be broadcasted online for digital audiences. 

   

About the symposium

The title of this year's symposium is 'Towards Circular Regions'. Transdisciplinary knowledge has been emphasized to facilitate the transition from a linear to a circular economy (CE). Regional and broader scale initiatives are needed to manage multiple actors, sectors, scales and dimensions during the transitionary period. Systematic collaboration among societal representatives through their value chains can enhance regenerative production and consumption systems.

Regionally we pose a number of questions:

  1. how can government facilitate business transitions to offer products that have self- regenerative potential?
  2. how can business create business models that are profitable while ensuring resources management includes circularity principles, delivers products at reasonable cost, with high quality, and a self-regenerative sustainable-footprint?
  3. to what extent can education facilitate society to make purchasing decisions accordingly with responsible-regenerative consumption principles?
Registration for the ARISE-GIN symposium 2020 is now closed.

Programme

Full programme
09:30 - 10:00

Registration

10:00 - 10:10

Welcome message by Victor van der Chijs, President of the Executive Board of the UT

10:10 - 10:30

OECD by Oriana Romano

10:30 - 10:50

UNIDO by Nilgün Tas 

10:50 - 11:10

Metabolic by Tamara Streefland

11:10 - 11:30

Utrecht Sustainability Institute by Jacqueline Cramer

11:30 - 11:50

Ellen MacArthur Foundation by Seb Egerton-Read

11:50 - 12:00

Wrap-up of the plenary session

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch break

  • Group 1: Virtual UT tour
  • Group 2: Musical intermezzo by Allesandro Taberna

13:00 - 15:00

Parallel sessions

15:00 - 15:20

Coffee break with virtual UT tour

15:20 - 15:50

Keynote speaker Angele Reinders, University of Twente

15:50 - 16:00

Closing remarks


Speaker biographies
Victor van der Chijs
mr. V. van der Chijs (Victor)
President Executive Board (CvB)

Victor van der Chijs (1960) studied Law in Amsterdam and completed postgraduate education at the Amsterdam School of International Relations and INSEAD. Van der Chijs worked at ING, lastly as Vice President Structured and Project Finance in Hong Kong. In 1998 he started at Schiphol Group, first as Director of Public Affairs, while in later years he became responsible for Schiphol’s activities in the USA. In 2003 he took on responsibility for all of Schiphol’s international activities. A year later he was asked by Rem Koolhaas to take on the management of OMA, wherein recent years Van der Chijs was able to manage the structure, processes and culture of OMA in such a way that he allowed room for the professionalism of the architects, resulting in a newly focused organisation. This development has contributed to OMA’s leading position as a world-class, creative enterprise. From October 2013 Van der Chijs has been the president of the University of Twente.

Oriana Romano
Dr. Oriana Romano

Dr. Oriana Romano is the Head of Unit, Water Governance and Circular Economy in Cities in the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Cities and Regions. She set up the OECD Programme on the Circular Economy in Cities and Regions, supporting governments towards the transition to the circular economy. She has led multiple circular economy policy dialogues and created the OECD Roundtable on the Circular Economy in Cities and Regions.

Nilgün Tas
Nilgün Taş

Nilgün Taş is the Deputy Director of the Department of Environment, UNIDO and the Chief for the Industrial Resource Efficiency Division, which promotes and advises on green industry development through resource efficient cleaner production (RECP) and circular economy practices, transfer of environmentally sound technologies (TEST), chemical leasing as well as ecosystem services with emphasis on water. She also leads UNIDO’s cross- departmental team for Circular Economy. As a private sector development specialist with over 34 years of experience, since August 1996, Nilgün held various positions at UNIDO as Chief for Competitiveness, Business Environment and Industrial Upgrading Unit, Chairperson for the Gender Mainstreaming Steering Committee, Country Representative in Vietnam. She was also Chief Technical Advisor for various UNIDO, UNDP, OECD and TIKA projects within the same period.

Tamara Streefland
Tamara Streefland

Tamara leads Metabolic’s Cities Program, in which she tackles the major urban challenges the world is facing. She has been involved in a wide range of projects regarding sustainable cities with a focus on topics such as water ecologies, the freight sector, waste systems, and renewable energy, in cities including Amsterdam and New York City. In these projects, she has been able to conduct comprehensive systems analysis, in-depth research, and collaborative design as a basis for creative and feasible strategies towards a more sustainable and circular state.

Her background as an earth scientist allows her to integrate knowledge on scientific processes that underlie the ecological impacts with creative solutions that engage novel technologies and are sensitive to social issues

Jacqueline Cramer
Prof. dr. Jacqueline Cramer

Prof. dr. Jacqueline Cramer is member of the Amsterdam Economic Board, particularly in charge of the circular economy and professor of sustainable innovation at Utrecht University. Before she was Minister of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment for the Labour Party (2007 –2010). Her background is primarily related to industry, working as a consultant for many years with more than 200 companies on the implementation of sustainable entrepreneurship, corporate social responsibility and circular economy. Moreover, she worked as professor since 1990. She was and still is member of various (inter-)national advisory boards of the government, industry and non-profit organisations, among which chairman of the Supervisory Board of Holland Circular Hotspot, Mayor of Circle City and chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Plastic Soup Foundation.

Seb Egerton-Read
Seb Egerton-Read

Seb Egerton-Read joined the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in 2014 initially working as part of the editorial and digital marketing teams producing content across the organisation's social media channels and Circulate News. He currently works in the learning team, where he leads work across our informal and digital learning activities, including oversight of the Explore the Circular Economy weekly show, digital learning tools and experiences, and the From Linear to Circular programme.

Alessandro Taberna
A. Taberna MSc (Alessandro)
PhD Candidate

Alessandro Taberna is a PhD candidate at the Department of Governance and Technology for sustainable Development (CSTM) in the University of Twente. He graduated cum laude with a Master’s degree in Economics awarded by the University of Torino. He developed his passion for research in complex systems while completing  his Master thesis entitled “Brexit, Labour and Migration: an Agent-Based Model". He worked as a financial analyst for the European Investment Bank in the Risk Management department.

In his free-time he enjoys playing electronic music, cooking mediterranean food and playing football. He has an affinity for the great outdoors, he regularly hikes and is an avid snowboarder.

Angèle Reinders
dr. A.H.M.E. Reinders (Angele)
Associate Professor

Angèle Reinders studied experimental physics at Utrecht University where she obtained her PhD on PV systems monitoring and simulation. At present her research has a design-driven scope and as such it is trans-disciplinary, with a focus on performance of energy technologies, environmental aspects, user interactions as well as prototyping and testing of innovative energy products. Next to being an Associate Professor in Sustainable Energy and Design at University of Twente, she is a full Professor in Design of Sustainable Energy Systems at Eindhoven University of Technology and a visiting professor of the School of Photovoltaics & Renewable Energy Engineering of UNSW in Sydney.

In the past she conducted research among others at Fraunhofer Institute of Solar Energy in Freiburg, the World Bank in Washington, D.C., ENEA in Naples, Center of Urban Energy in Toronto and in the remote areas of Papua in Indonesia.

She is known for her books at Wiley’s “The Power of Design” (2012) and “Photovoltaic Solar Energy From Fundamentals to Applications” (2017) and her involvement in the IEEE PVSC conference which she chaired in 2014 and 2017.

Research projects that she has been executing range from design-driven research projects such as on solar powered boats, PV powered EVs and solar e-bikes and applied research on solar PV systems in Indonesia to exclusively research-oriented projects like COST Action PEARL PV and ERA-Net Smart Grid Plus Project CESEPS. She is also the founder of ARISE.

Call for papers

The paper submission deadline has passed and the call is now closed.

More information and contact

You can contact one of the members of the organizing committee for more information about the symposium.

dr. M.L. Franco Garcia (Laura)
Assistant Professor
dr. S. Bhochhibhoya (Silu)
Assistant Professor
dr. A.H.M.E. Reinders (Angele)
Associate Professor
prof.dr.ir. B. Schuur (Boelo)
Professor

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