Online SDG Booster: Circular Economy (waste-to-energy, incl. plastic waste), August 21st, 2020 (Orientation webinar)

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    21.08.2020

Join us in developing digital commercial solutions for the sustainable development goals!

Starting in 2020, the brand-new SDG Boosters will bring together companies, NGOs, financial instruments and thematic experts to develop solutions and projects to address concrete needs identified from developing countries.

One of the new SDG Boosters by Finnpartnership, UNTIL, Fingo and Business Finland is about Circular Economy, specifically focusing on waste-to-energy, including plastic waste. With the help of our local networks, we have identified the main challenges and needs related to waste-to-energy and plastic waste in Vietnam and Thailand. The companies and organizations attending the Circular Economy SDG Boosters are expected to come together and create solutions and consortia in order to respond to the identified challenges. Only Finnish companies or organizations are eligible participants for the workshops.

The first workshop will be held on September 2nd, 2020 and the second workshop on September 22nd, 2020. Both workshops will be organized online. At the first workshop, we come together to assess the needs and the suitability of our solutions. We begin the process of co-creating and developing our projects and consortia. At the second workshop, we continue to shape our products and projects and identify their development impacts and unique value propositions. We also learn to utilize public funding such as Finnpartnership and Business Finland.

Before the SDG Booster workshops, an orientation webinar will be organized on Friday, 21st of August at 9:00-10:00. This webinar will also be recorded and can be accessed afterwards.

Thailand and Vietnam offer significant opportunities in W2E and plastic waste. After the workshops, there’s an opportunity to join Finnpartnership for a visit to the countries to present the projects to key local stakeholders (if this is not possible due to the COVID-19 situation, this will be organized online). Collaboration opportunities and connections with key international organisations in Vietnam and Thailand are also presented at the workshops and can prove a crucial way forward.

Registration is now open for the Circular Economy SDG Booster: please register by clicking here. The registrations should be made by 19th of August 2020.

Due to limited number of seats, please note that the organizers reserve the right to select the most suitable participants in order to ensure cross-sectoral contribution to the Boosters.

For more information, please contact:

Patrik Bredbacka, patrik.bredbacka@finnpartnership.fi, +358 40 545 8447

or

Kaisa Arkkila, kaisa.arkkila@finnpartnership.fi, +358 40 634 2075.

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