In the framework of FISSAC Living Labs, ACCIONA and Fundación Agustín de Betancourt organized a Living Lab experience in Madrid that aims to disseminate Circular Economy concept and to address themes related to the FISSAC Industrial Symbiosis model, focused on Circular Economy research and innovation at University and on the deployment of the basic Circular Economy principles at schools and kidergartens.

This first experience, that is part of a series of Living Lab dedicated to Circular Economy and Industrial Symbiosis educational topic, took place in Madrid, 10 May. Main objectives of the information session on Circular Economy are addressing minimization, re-utilization and recycling focused on the recovery and transformation of waste into new materials and aiming to contribute to Sustainable Development Goals (SDG4 – Quality Education, SDG11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities, SDG12 – Responsible consumption and productions, SDG13 – Climate Action) to build sustainable and resilient societies.

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ACCIONA participated in the WCEF 2019 that took place in Helsinki, Finland in the beginning of this month. The World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF) is the global initiative of Finland and the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra that lasted three days (3-5 June 2019).

Edith Guedella and Anurag Bansal from ACCIONA presented FISSAC and Paperchain, the two different EC (European Commission) funded  H2020 Research and Development projects. Both these projects are been coordinated by ACCIONA, and are aligned with EC and ACCIONA’s strategy towards implementing Circular Economy Principles in different industries, including Construction and Infrastructure.

During this event, the FISSAC project was showcased, at a side session organised by EASME at the EC’s stand, through interactive workshop with project pitches, live pools, discussion tables. The objective of this presentation was to disseminate the project, its key outcomes and lesson learned, and to  exchange the views of different participants.

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The partners of the FISSAC Consortium got together in Bilbao, wonderfully hosted by Tecnalia, to discuss about the results achieved over the last 6 months, sharing the ongoing challenges and co-designing the activities for the remaining 8 months before the end of the project.

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FISSAC 2nd Hungarian Living Lab Forum

Date: 20 June 2019
Time: 9.00 –12.00

Venue: Szemléletformáló és Újrahasználati Központ, Budapest XV., Károlyi Sándor u. 166., Hungary

  • Why is it important for companies to get prepared for circular economy?
  • What are the current barriers to transition towards circular economy in Hungary?
  • How industrial symbiosis can assist actors and stakeholders?
  • What are the advantages of participating at the FISSAC series of LL events? (more…)

Next 4 and 5 June 2019, FISSAC Project partners will gather in Bilbao, Spain, for the 8th FISSAC General Assembly.

Hosted by Tecnalia, the General Assembly will include a first session dedicated to the monitoring of the project’s progress, considering all the Working Packages. Later on, a number of workshops will be carried out.

To further enrich the assembly, project partners will also have the chance to visit the laboratories of Kubik and Tecnalia, where innovation starts. Moreover, they will head to Zestoa, to look at one of the pilots implemented.

Stay tuned on this page: the full agenda is coming out soon!