WCEFonline side event: Leveraging the full power of ecosystems – transitioning to a circular Nordic region

13:00 - 14:15
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Practical circular economy examples that will help us to seize this unique opportunity to rebuild our economies stronger, greener and better.

In the process of the transformation towards circular economy, new circular and digital business models are a way to create value to customers and partners. In addition, not only a tool to leverage scarce resources to the fullest, but also to leverage the whole power and potential of the ecosystem and value chains around your business. The circular transition cannot be performed alone – and when performing it together across strong ecosystems, the more your company and customers benefit economically. The value chain approach also helps building resilience in the time of covid-19 recovery.

Leveraging the full power of ecosystems – transitioning to a circular Nordic region is a virtual event to discuss how this circular transition across value chains is happening – and can further be accelerated – in the Nordics, and what are the key factors and considerations in this process. It also contributes to discussion on which policy instruments should be employed in Nordic countries to help companies’ transition.


Nordic company perspectives

What has helped Nordic businesses to stimulate and engage their value chains in transition to circular economy?

How have they orchestrated a value chain and business ecosystem towards circularity, or found their place in the ecosystem?

Has circularity changed the way Nordic companies conduct operations across value chains?

What policies could help further to collaborate with your value chain partners on circular economy?
The role of piloting, competence building & innovation projects in the transition
Data as a core of circular business models

Reshaping the ecosystems, data ownership and value to customers. How to refine data in the value chains.
Circular transition with the ecosystem approach

Where are we now in the Nordics?
How to accelerate the transition further?
Which policy instruments should be employed in the Nordic countires to help companies in transition?

Panel discussions with questions from the audience.
Take-aways & conclusions

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Hanna Törmänen

Hanna Törmänen

Innovation Adviser
Hanna has background in Nordic and international exports, public-private cooperation, project management and market analysis. Her focus at Nordic Innovation is to support Nordic businesses and ecosystems in their transition towards sustainable and circular business models.


Portrait Elís Benediktsson

Elís Benediktsson

Senior Innovation Adviser
Elís combines his scientific educational background with his broad international experience in biotech, banking and economic diplomacy. His main strengths lie within business development & analysis, project management, as well as international trade & investment advisory.

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Portrait Marthe Haugland

Marthe Haugland

Senior Innovation Adviser
Marthe combines her international experience with her knowledge of business development and innovation to promote Nordic cooperation within the circular economy. She belives Nordic cooperation can drive the systemic change and give Nordic companies a competitive edge going forward.

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