Baltic Circular Economy Forum. Plenary session "Circular economy in Russia: from plans to actions?"

On April 22, the Baltic Circular Economy Forum was held - the first and only congress and exhibition event in Russia dedicated to the closed-loop economy, sustainable development, as well as the introduction of "green" technologies in small and medium-sized businesses.

The focus of the event in 2021 was on the three key segments that generate the most consumer waste, as well as create opportunities for the introduction of "breakthrough" business models:

  • Green Energy & Home – "green energy" and "smart home";
  • HoReCa & MICE – hospitality and events sector;
  • Smart & Green Transport – "smart" and "green" transport.

At the Plenary session "Circular economy in Russia: from plans to actions?" (Russia hall 10:00-11:45) invited speakers and representatives spoke: The Committee for Industrial Policy, Innovation and Trade of St. Petersburg, the Committee for Economic Development and Investment, the EU Government in the Russian Federation (energy and climate), the Committee for Environmental Management, Environmental Protection and Environmental Safety, the Association of European Businesses, Sitra (Finland), the European Waste Management Association (Belgium), the Board of Directors of the international consortium "St. Petersburg Cluster of Clean Technologies for the Urban Environment", as well as the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Krylov Boris Stanislavovich (member of the Environmental Council under the Governor of St. Petersburg, Chairman – Committee on Nature Management and Ecology – St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry) made comments on the stated topic.

The program of the event in Russian can be found at the link.

Photos from the event can be viewed here.

April 22-23, 2021 Case Challenge final

On March 11, 2021, the Tyreman Group and the ITMO University school of biotechnology and refrigeration launched an industrial symbiosis competition to better address the problem of using pig blood as the main resource for new production. It is planned to listen to the presentations of the ITMO University teams with their proposed solutions and vote for the best. Read more at the link.

Workshop on waste management

A training webinar on the Cata3Pult project on waste management via ZOOM with simultaneous translation from Russian to English is scheduled for May 25, 2021. Among the speakers - representatives of Rosprirodnadzor - the Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resources, St. Petersburg ITMO University, the Ministry of the Environment of Finland, etc. The webinar program is currently under development. The links will be sent to everyone, as well as posted on the portal and on social media.

Webinar on Smart and eco-friendly mobility

April 29, 2021 webinar on Smart and eco-friendly mobility of the Cata3Pult project. The webinar will be organized via Zoom. More information about the program and the registration form is available on the Great Reality network website.

Cata3Pult & LALAPETE organize an expert webinar

On April 27, 2021, Cata3Pult & LALAPETE will organize an expert webinar "Textile recycling - business in mind".
The webinar will be organized via ZOOM. For more information about the program and registration, visit the Green Net Finland website.

The First Baltic Circular Economy Forum in St. Petersburg

On April 22, the first Baltic Circular Economy Forum (BCEF) will be held in St. Petersburg.

The event is supported by the following projects of the CBC program 2014-2020 South-Eastern Finland - Russia: LALAPETE, Startup Connect and Twin Campus. Register via the link.

  • BCEF will open with a plenary session (10:00-11:45);
  • Then there will be a panel discussion and a session "NTI ECONET and industrial symbiosis ecosystems: a step towards a closed-loop economy?" at BCEF (12:00-14:00);
  • Cool4City project launch workshop at BCEF (14:00-16:00). Register for a link to participate online in ZOOM here;
  • "Green startups go Global" at BCEF (16:00-18:00) (in partnership with the Twin Campus project and the Ingria Business Incubator). The events in the BCEF Finland Hall can be found here.