On March 18th the Circular Industries Hub organised an online brainstorm session with Dura Vermeer, a large Dutch company active in projects on housing, utility construction and infrastructure. Under the theme ‘Circular Economy in the construction sector made practical’, a set of tangible and real life challenges concerning implementing circular economy practices in the construction sector were defined and presented to a group of students from the Leiden University, Erasmus University Rotterdam and Delft University of Technology. The students received an 30 minutes introduction by the Circular Industries Hub and Dura Vermeer and then engaged in a lively discussion with Dura Vermeer representatives for approximately an hour.
Three questions DuraVermeer had on circular economy were discussed. Students spoke with DuraVermeer employees about the setting of these questions, methods to answer the questions and organisational aspects on circular economy.
Both the students and the employees from Dura Vermeer enjoyed this opportunity to clarify assumptions and explore new possibilities for the practical challenges of Circular Economy in the construction sector. At the Circular Industries Hub, we would like to thank the involvement of the participants and Dura Vermeer in realising the session.
This brainstorm session was given as part of InSysHub, an activity of the European Innovation and Technology program Raw Materials (EIT-RM). EIT RawMaterials is initiated and funded by the EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology), a body of the European Union. It is the largest and strongest consortium in the raw materials sector worldwide. The vision is to develop resource resilience into a great strength for Europe. Its mission is to stimulate the competitiveness, growth and attractiveness of the European raw materials sector through radical innovation, new educational approaches and supported entrepreneurship
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