CIRCULAR ECONOMY CHALLENGE

IDEAS TO CHANGE THE WORLD

An initiative by the VUB Chair of Social Entrepreneurship and its founding partners: BNP Paribas Fortis, Close the Gap and Euroclear.

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DISCOVER HERE

OBJECTIVE

The Circular Economy focuses on the reuse of materials, where waste is seen as raw material. According to the United Nations, “large social gains can be realized from improving resource circularity in multiple sectors”.

 

We would like to stimulate the creativity of students, entrepreneurs and employees to develop innovative solutions for the circular economy. Working together, they can let their passion take shake within several domains of the Circular Economy. 

BIG DATA

ENERGY

E-WASTE

MOBILITY

MATERIALS

HOW TO PARTICIPATE?

Attend the Kick-off event

26 Nov 2019

18:00 - 20:00

Q.A Auditorium

Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Elsene

You will get inspired by keynote seakers and get all the necessary information and details about the
challenge.

 

If you already have a project, you can make a poster presentation during the networking event from 20:00 till 22:00 (please send a message to
claudia.alba.ortuno@vub.be).

During the networking event you can connect to others and
meet potential team members, or just enjoy.

submit your proposal

Deadline

20 Dec 2019

Send it here.

Your proposal should specify the selected theme, your team composition, the current problem that want to solve and the description of your idea.

 

Proposals are due in English and this must be maximum 500 words.

attend the bootcamp

Acceptance letter

15 Jan 2020

 

 

 

Selected proposals will receive and invitation to join a 2-day bootcamp at digYitizer. The  bootcamp will be facilitated by Euroclear in Brussels.

 

Dates to be communicated upon acceptance. After these
two days of work, teams will have transformed their ideas into a first version of the product service (prototype).

final event at VUB

14 Mar 2020

After the bootcamp, we will select the top 3 finalists, who will present their ideas on an event organized at VUB mid-March 2020.

The audience will also
cast their votes to select the final winner.

SEND YOUR IDEAS

Select your topic

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Specify your team

Tell us your idea

Contact information

I agree to send this information to the VUB Chair of Social Entrepreneurship in order to submit my proposal and interest to participate to the circular economy challenge.

Visit the Chair

@ Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Pleinlaan 2,
1050 (Elsene) Brussels

Belgium

Call

M: +32 (0)477/91.71.21

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