Forum "Circular economy and clean technologies": Innovation, Education, Entrepreneurship

Environment Council (ENVI)







National Palace of Culture

The forum “Circular Economy and Clean Technologies” will take place on 18 May 2018. It is part of the official agenda of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of EU in 2018 and is held under the patronage of the Ministry of Environment and Water of Bulgaria.

The event will focus on investment opportunities and business partnerships in order to create and develop technologies that have a positive effect on the environment.

The format of the event includes specialised panels and interactive discussions on issues including the institutional perspective and best practices coming from the business. It will finish with innovation dialogue sessions led by the biggest innovation drivers in the EU – the six EIT Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs).

Representatives of key national and European structures and international companies, experts at European and national level, entrepreneurs, investors and industry organisations will be present at the event. The Forum's agenda will provide opportunities for creating new business opportunities and key partnerships in the spheres of the circular economy, smart cities, eco-innovation, resource efficiency, sustainable energy, environmental protection and climate change mitigation.

Background – What is the circular economy?

The main goal of the circular economy is the production of goods and services while at the same time reducing the consumption and waste of raw materials, water and energy sources.

It is about implementing a new economy that is circular – not linear – based on the principle of "closing the loop" of the lifecycles of products, services, waste, materials, water and energy.

For more information, please contact: [email protected]  


18 May 2018 | Friday




Official Opening


An EU and National action plan for the Circular Economy


Circular Economy – Boosting Business, Reducing Waste


Q&A Session


EIT Cross KIC Innovation Dialogue – Enhancing the innovation in the field of Circular Economy and Clean technologies


Cross KIC - Round table discussions

Interactive panel with group discussions (KIC round tables in separate rooms)


Short presentations from the group discussions with suggestions for follow up activities


Conclusions and next steps

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