Speakers

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Klas Cullbrand

Director of Circular Economy group, Chalmers Industriteknik

Klas Cullbrand is leading the circular economy efforts at Chalmers Industriteknik. With many years of experience helping recyclers, manufacturers, NGOs, agencies, industry organisation etc. in their efforts to become more circular Klas leads the group with focus on circular logistics, circular business models, circular technology and circular design.

During the conference, Klas will present an assignment carried out for Vinnova and the strategic innovation program Re:Source with the aim of investigating and prioritizing AI efforts for circular economy in Sweden.

Klas will also be involved in conference workshops and looks forward to fruitful discussions in the Chalmers Industriteknik stand in the exhibition area.

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Karin André

Director of Circular Economy, Volvo Car Corporation

Karin has a background from various areas, from Research & Development to Strategy & Planning, Corporate Innovation and now within the Global Sustainability group at Volvo Car Group with responsibility for Circular Economy.

Volvo Car Group are heading towards climate neutrality in 2040 with high ambitions within Circular economy. It is one of the cornerstones of a new strategy and will, together with extensive plans on electrification of their fleet of cars, fundamentally transform the company in the years to come.

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Navin Singhania

Founder at Barracuda Technologies Inc.

Navin Singhania is a renowned Agronomist and one of the leading sustainability experts in the world.

His primary focus areas are biomass fractionation and natural fibers, along with development of downstream applications from cellulose and lignin, CNC/CNF in the sectors like pulp and paper, biofuel, adhesives, coatings and packaging solutions and composite materials.

He has worked extensively on various biomasses around the globe with a special focus on sugarcane and Paddy straw and palm EFB.

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Peter Woodward

Facilitator

Peter Woodward is in high demand across Europe and internationally for his skills as an independent facilitator. His engaging personality and twenty years of experience combine to lift the normal conference or workshop experience to new levels of energy and value. He enables both clients and participants achieve outcomes beyond their expectations in a relaxed yet purposeful manner.

As Co-founder and Director of Quest Associates his clients include the European Commission and national governments, public agencies, businesses, universities and civil society organisations. His interventions range in scale from small group internal strategy sessions to major conferences of up to 2,000 participants. Peter also runs training courses on process design and facilitation skills.

Peter trained in urban planning, He has worked in the social sector and for a multinational company and gained wide experience of helping to bridge differing perspectives on issues.

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Rasmus Bergström

Rasmus Bergström is working with WEEE at Stena since 2007, since 2014 he has been responsible for the European operation at Stena Metall for all WEEE. Stena Recycling is one of the leading WEEE recyclers in Europe with over 16 recycling plants.
Stena Recycling was one of the founders of the European Electronic Recycling Association EERA, today Rasmus is president for the EERA board.

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Amir Rashid

Assistant Professor, Head of Manufacturing and Metrology Systems, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Amir Rashid is Associate Professor and Head of the Manufacturing and Metrology Systems Division at the Department of Production Engineering in the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm. He has a PhD in Production Engineering and more than 15 years of experience in manufacturing industry. His initial research had a focus on productivity improvements in the manufacturing processes and lately shifted more to sustainability in manufacturing systems. His innovative ideas and concepts in the area of closed loop manufacturing were acknowledged at the European level by having received a special award for the R&D project named ResCoM. Under his leadership, this four-year endeavour, in a consortium of 12 RTD and industrial partners from around Europe, has succeeded in developing tools, methods and a decision support platform for facilitating the manufacturing industry in its transition from linear to circular systems. Amir Rashid is also leading a Circular Economy initiative by KTH (CE@KTH) where four larger schools from Sweden’s largest technical university are collaborating to develop research and education in circular economy. This initiative also aims to provide a vibrant platform to enable collaboration between Swedish industry, policy-makers and the research and academic community in the field of circular economy.

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Pascal Leroy

Circular Economy Business Models for electronics – Results of international survey

Pascal Leroy, Director General of the WEEE Forum since 2007, oversees the general management of the association and has been in the WEEE business for almost twenty years. Formerly he was Government Affairs Manager on WEEE at APPLiA, the European home appliance manufacturing industry.

C-SERVEES seeks to boost a resource-efficient circular economy in the electrical and electronic (E&E) sector through the development, testing, validation and transfer of new circular economic business models (CEBM) based on systemic eco-innovative services that include: eco-leasing of EEE, product customization, improved WEEE management, and ICT services to support the other eco-services. ICT tools (relying on QR codes) will be developed as the driver of the proposed eco-innovative services to take full advantage of the potential and synergies of two major revolutions of our time: the circular economy and the Industry 4.0. The project will thus contribute to transform the E&E sector into circular and 4.0, raising new opportunities for end-users (such as their involvement in design or the access to a product as a service) and for social and solidarity economy. The techno-economic, environmental and social viability of the new CEBMs will be validated through demonstrations dealing with four target products belonging to different EEE categories: large household appliances, IT equipment, telecommunications equipment, and consumer equipment. Pascal Leroy will present the findings of an international survey underscoring the CEBM.