1st KTH Symposium on Circular Economy for Early Career Researchers

The Circular Economy at KTH initiative (CE@KTH) is thrilled to announce a first symposium for early
career researchers with the theme “Circular Economy for Sustainable Development: understanding
the value and impact of the CE on businesses, environment, resources and society” to be held on 27-
November 2019 at KTH campus. Contributions related to implementation and development specific
solutions investigated through applied research are particularly welcome.

Tid: On 2019-11-27 kl 09.00 - 17.00

Plats: Innovation Studio, Brinellvägen 85, KTH Campus

Kontakt:

Maryna Henrysson, Sayyed Shoaib Hasan, Rafael Laurenti

The Circular Economy at KTH initiative (CE@KTH) is thrilled to announce a first symposium for early
career researchers with the theme “Circular Economy for Sustainable Development: understanding
the value and impact of the CE on businesses, environment, resources and society” to be held on 27-
November 2019 at KTH campus. Contributions related to implementation and development specific
solutions investigated through applied research are particularly welcome.

The circular economy (CE) is a paradigm for economic development and a policy initiative. It is a
response to the unsustainable, conventional ‘take-make-dispose’ economic model. The CE concept
highlights the notion of replacing the ‘end-of-life’ in current production and consumption practices by
reducing, reusing, and recycling products and materials in production, distribution and consumption
processes. Promoting circularity aims at accomplishing sustainable development, and the circular
economy has links to many of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The CE@KTH aims to establish and strengthen research and education in circular economy. It facilitates
and strengthens long-term cross-sectorial and transdisciplinary collaborations in research and learning
for circular industrial systems and strategies. CE@KTH works towards expanding collective
competence of Swedish research and development teams and delivers expert assistance across
industries in Sweden. Today CE@KTH is calling on young researchers to help push forward the agenda
of research for sustainable development and circular economy in Sweden. If you are a PhD student or
an early career researcher developing research relevant to a broad spectrum of research in circular
economy or have interest in sustainability research agenda this is a unique platform for you.
The scientific program will consist of panel discussion from the KTH leading experts in the field as well
as communications during thematic sessions. Our aim is to learn about ongoing research, hear your
ideas for future research and to reach a consensus about the unmet needs of research on circular
industrial systems and strategies.

Abstracts submissions: on behalf of the organizing committee, we invite abstracts for short oral
presentations on any disciplines of science and technology. The deadline for submission of the
abstract is 1st of November 2019. An abstract up to 500 words should present your work-in-progress
in a comprehensive manner and report your research thoroughly but succinctly. For submission, send
an email to circulareconomy@kth.se containing the title of your presentation, abstract of the work
you would like to present and information about you (full name, position, school, department and
division, name of your supervisor). Please write “Submission to CE@KTH Symposium” in the subject
of the email.

Topics: We are looking for submissions on, but not limited to, the following topics advancing research
into regenerative, sustainable and resilient industrial systems:
- circular manufacturing system and product design
- circularity in urban environment
- circular supply and value chain
- sustainable and circular design
- circular business model innovation and organizational change
- sustainable energy systems and infrastructure
- regulatory and financial mechanisms supporting circular innovation
- methods and tools for evaluating circularity

Key reasons to participate
• Discover current sustainability and circular economy research at KTH across different
disciplines and subjects
• Present your work-in-progress and get feedback from peers and senior researchers
• Gain visibility for your own research by submitting an abstract
• Network with other colleagues and learn more about circular economy

Program announcement
Detailed information on the program, as well as registration and logistical arrangements will be
announced on 18-November 2019.

If you have no work-in-progress research to present but you are still interested in attending the
symposium you are also welcome. Please register by sending an email to circulareconomy@kth.se
with the title “Attending to CE@KTH Symposium”. The deadline is 1st of November 2019. We look
forward to seeing you!

CE@KTH team.

Webbadress för mer information

Circular Economy Initiative at KTH

Innehållsansvarig:evenemang@kth.se
Tillhör: KTH Intranät
Senast ändrad: 2019-10-18