Science, technology, knowledge, and innovation are fundamental to drive sustainable development, and in this regard, the circular economy is no exception. With the aim of promoting it, the Chilean technological centre CircularTec is organising CircularFest Copiapó, a festival dedicated to science and knowledge about the circular economy where experiences will be exchanged, and discussions will revolve around the challenges and roles of national and international actors in generating knowledge for circularity. Jordi Oliver, Executive Director of inèdit, will deliver the opening presentation, titled “Scanning the Circular Nature of the Territory: A View from Catalonia,” on October 5th at the University of Atacama. He will discuss the insights that the inèdit team has gained in recent years while working on projects related to diagnosing and promoting the circular economy at the territorial level.
As Oliver explains, “unlike projects in companies, where the focus is on a product, process, or value chain, when studying the circularity of a territory, opportunities are identified in the use of resources by the entities hosted by that territory; also, synergies and potential collaborative projects which would often fall outside the scope in smaller scales of work or when it is more focused on a specific challenge”.
Last July, inèdit became an international strategic partner of CircularTec, a non-profit corporation that promotes research, development, and collaborative innovation based on the circular economy model to create economic, social, and environmental value in the northern macrozone of Chile. One of inèdit’s commitments is to provide support for CircularTec projects that promote sustainability, the circular economy, sustainable resource management, and climate change mitigation.