Online SDG Booster: Circular Economy (waste-to-energy, incl. plastic waste), RESCHEDULED for September 22nd, 2020 (Second session)

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Please note that this SDG Booster workshop has been rescheduled due to the COVID-19 situation to September 22nd, 2020. The SDG Booster will be organized online. 

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

Please note that the SDG Booster is a two-workshop event, and participation in the first workshop is compulsory in order to access the second workshop.

Starting in early 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 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.

Preliminary SDG Booster workshop agenda: The Booster workshops start at 8.30 with registration and morning coffee , there is lunch break at 11.20 – 12.30 and the wrap-up of the day will take place at 12.30 – 13.30. After the official part of the workshop, there is possibility to stay and continue discussions with the organizers and experts till 15.00.

More specific agenda will be published prior to the event.


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: please register by clicking here (please note that all participants are expected to join both Circular Economy SDG Booster workshops). 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,, +358 40 545 8447


Kaisa Arkkila,, +358 40 634 2075.

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