Program Day 1 - September 14

07.45 - 08.30

08.30 - 10.00

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Plenary Session 1: Circular Vision and Delivery
Lisa Ek, Nordic Strategy Partners

Conference Welcome
Evelina Fahlesson, 1st Vice Chairman of the Municipal Board, Skellefteå Municipality

Circular materialflows will reduce the risk to overshoot any of our planetary boundaries
Pär Larshans, Director of Sustainability Ragn-Sells

Sustainable material use in a connected and circular economy – challenges for industry and research
Lena Abrahamsson, Scientific leader for Creaternity and professor in Human Work Science, Luleå University of Technology

Circular material flows
John Munthe, Vice President, Research, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute

Panel debate: looking for insights and transformation success factors


Coffee Break


Plenary Session 2: Meet the Circular Innovation Leaders
- Commercial and Scientific Leadership

ReeMap-A Swedish source of critical minerals, from mine waste
Ulrika Håkansson, Business Development Manager & Project Manager ReeMAP, LKAB Minerals

Kuusakoski Recycling’s role within circular economy
Olov Boman, CEO Kuusakoski Sverige AB

Sustainable waste solutions in a circular economy – how to build them?”
Ida Tjerngren, Environmental Manager Boliden Smelters

Towards more recycled materials from plastic packaging waste - Current innovation initiatives to support circularity within the plastic material value chain
Virginie Decottignies, Head of the Material Recycling & Recovery Department
CIRSEE – Material Cluster SUEZ

Fossil-free steel and standardization URSTARK
Karin Östman, Jernkontoret, the Swedish iron and steel producers' association


Lunch - including exhibition

13.00-14.30: Breakout Session 3: Innovation Deep Dive 1 - Parallall Session
(2 parallell sessions, A, B, )

3A: Construction and Building Materials
Chair: Lisa Ek, Nordic Strategy Partners

CCBuild - collaboration for circularity in the Swedish building sector
Carina Loh Lindholm, Project Leader, IVL

Circular Flooring – New Products from Waste PVC Flooring and Safe End-of-Life Treatment of Plasticizers
Marcus Kratschke, Scientific Officer & Project Manager, Circular Flooring, Bavarian Research Alliance (BayFOR)

Recycling in reality – opportunities and challenges
Dag Duberg, Nordic Sustainability Manager at Tarkett

How should we build timber houses today to be able to circulate tomorrow?
Karin Sandberg & Ylva Sandin, Researchers RISE

Knowledge from the highest timber building in CLT and glulam
Irina Martynyuk, RISE

3B: Battery Metals Recycling
Chair: Niklas Grönberg, Nordic Strategy Partners

Improved recycling of EV Li-ion batteries via combined metallurgical processing
Martina Petranikova, Associate professor at Chalmers University of Technology

The ELiMINATE project: How can we make battery recycling innovations a reality in future society?
Alexandra Wu, Circular economy expert at IVL

Investigating options for reducing the environmental impact of lithium-ion battery recycling plants using life cycle assessment
Roelof Maritz, University of Stellenbosch

Valuable Metals Recovery from End-of-Life Li-ion Batteries: Successful Story from Laboratory Scale to Pilot Scale
Elsayed Mousa, Senior Researcher at Metallurgy Department, Swerim

Freyr - Recycling Strategy
Siri Eidet Fygle, Project Manager Recycling and Cathode Material Freyr


Coffee Break

15.00-16.30: Breakout Session 4: Innovation Deep Dive 2 - Parallall Sessions
(2 parallell sessions, A, B, )

4A: Optimizing Recycling of Electronic waste
Chair: Niklas Grönberg, Nordic Strategy Partners

C-SERVEES Activating Circular Services for Electrical and Electronic Equipment
Bernd Kopacek, Head of Austrian Society for Systems Engineering and Automation

State of the art - Repair - Reuse - Recycling- Kuusakoski
Olov Boman, CEO Kuusakoski Sverige AB

Re-cycling of Epoxies and metals from Nonferrous E-Waste: the RENEW project approach to close the loop of PCBs materials.
Alessia Accili, Project and Research Specialist in ERION

Circularity and sustainability of green electronics being developed within Digital Cellulose Center 
Tatjana Karpenja, Project manager in Sustainability & Digitalisation at RISE

Sustainability assessment of MaXycle - A novel circular economy for sustainable RE-based magnets
Erik Emilsson, Project Manager IVL

4B: The Circular Plastic Challenge
Chair: Lisa Ek, Nordic Strategy Partners

Packaging design for recycling, in reality
Josef Tapper, CEO Omni Polymers,
Christian Håkansson, Packaging specialist TMR

Circularity of flexible packaging: improved recycling and novel design for direct food contact applications
Agustina Gualdoni, Scientific Officer, CIRCULAR FoodPack, Bavarian Research Alliance

Closing the loop of industrial plastic packaging
Alexandra Almasi, Project manager at IVL

Measures to Enhance a Safe Circular Plastic Economy in Europe
Malin zu Castell-Rüdenhausen, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, Finland

Eco-design considerations for circular plastics in the context of WEEE, ELV, and C&DW
Tatu Marttila, Aalto University

16.45 - 17.30

Plenary Session 5: Circular Business Models - Cooperations and New Alliances

Circular business model development strategies: A business ecosystem analysis
Wiebke Reim, Associated senior lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at LTU

Panel discussion “The challenges to become circular - novel solutions”


17.30 - 18.15


Networking reception

Relaxed drinks reception with a ‘talk to me because…’ twist to encourage contacts and networking