Twin Idea Camp Circular Industry: 18 October


Dear all,

VITO, VTT and EIT RawMaterials invite you to participate on a twin event focused on the introduction of innovative circular technologies and business models into raw materials industry.  Disruptive ideas but also ideas to overcome implementation barriers or to uplift circular concepts to a higher level, will be pitched.  This twin idea camp will be held simultaneously in Belgium and Finland, sharing a videolink.

We are looking forward to meet you in Antwerp, on 18 October 2016 Hilton Antwerp Old Town - Groenplaats 32 2000 Antwerp (Belgium) 


Christine Levêque

Director Business Innovation Benelux & Germany
SUEZ, Belgium
Mari Puoskari

Mari Puoskari

Senior Vice President New Business Ventures
Ekokem Group
Rosalia Delgado

Rosalia Delgado

General Manager
EIT RawMaterials CLC West



Registration and coffee


Introduction and Opening Speech

  • Dr Rosalia Delgado,  General Manager EIT  RawMaterials CLC West
  • Dr Karl Vrancken, Research Manager Sustainable Materials at VITO 


Keynote Speaker Inspiration Session

  • Christine Levêque, Director Business Innovation Benelux & Germany ( live)
  • Mari Puoskari, Senior Vice President New Business Ventures at Ekokem Group. (videolink with Finland)


Pitching on Innovative Technologies for Circular Industries – Entrepreneurs part 1-


Networking Lunch


Pitching on Innovative Technologies for Circular Industries – Entrepreneurs part 2-


Pitching on Innovative Technologies for Circular Industries – Master Students-


Shared Wrap-up Session (videolink with Finland)


Award Ceremony Idea competition


Break and change of rooms 


Interactive Workshop BMIX-RAW, best practices in Circular Business Models, introducing Circulator Tool
Organizing for circular activities means integrating sustainable materials management strategies with suitable business and value network strategies. In this interactive workshop, we show and discuss with you our newly developed tool "Circulator" that supports companies in finding their right mix of strategies and illustrating exemplary cases. We start by introducing you to the circulator, showing how it works, followed by an application to your issues and a feedback discussion



End of workshop and start of reception Plan C Community Night

The Community Night will be a clash of ideas about our future in a circular economy. Six speakers accepted the challenge to defend their views on stage, in three separate clashes. Each sharp, concise and thought-provoking. If you have not registered yet together with the registration for the Idea Camp, you can still register using the registration form  on the website of plan C Registration is FREE, but mandatory.

Why be there?

  • The opportunity to meet with experts
  • Discuss new business concepts and innovative technologies to support circularity in the raw materials industry
  • Be part of the selected group of VITO, VTT and EIT KIC Raw Materials experts building on the circularity transition.
  • Participate in the exclusive plenary evening sessions of i-SUP2016 where high level keynote speakers will be our guest

Track chair and primary contact

Peter Vercaemst

Peter Vercaemst

Unit Manager Sustainable Materials Management
+32 14 335706
+32 473 780857

Track co-chairs

Nora Groth

Nora Groth

Fraunhofer, Germany
Päivi Kinnunen

Päivi Kinnunen

VTT, Finland
Olli Salmi

Olli Salmi

EIT Raw Materials, Finland