Month: May 2021

Policy Lab 2.0 -2nd digital workshop with stakeholders

On the 17th of May, Veltha hosted the 2nd Policy lab workshop for private stakeholders. The issues discussed emphasised the theme of this Policy lab period – Circular tools for the transition to circular economy. During our 2nd digital workshop for Regional officers the following topics were discussed: 1) how a specific office/service should be structured; 2) Data capacity building with private and public actors; 3) what kind of data…

Circular Economy in the Italian Recovery and Resilience Plan

It is well known that Italy will benefit from the highest quota of the “NextGenerationEU”, the temporary financial instrument drafted by the European Commission to help member states recover from the coronavirus pandemic. In particular, Italy will receive a total of 172,7 billion of euro and the Italian Prime Minister, Mario Draghi, affirmed that such money will be used to render Italy greener, more digital and committed to research and…

Loops#7: Driving change has never been more literal

On the 19th of May, another episode of Loops was brought to life, and another journey into the unknown world of innovation originated from it. This time, the change happens on the comfortable seats of our cars, thanks to the research of two projects through which we will be able to drive the future vehicles of the world. Veltha is delighted to introduce you to CarE-Service and Si-Drive, two H2020…

Loops #6: circular economy and digital technologies land on the soil of agriculture

On the 13th of May, Veltha hosted the 2021 6th episode of Loops, where the agriculture sector took centre stage thanks to the contribution of CYBELE and WATER2RETURN, two innovative projects that are following the ambition of revolutionising one of the strongest systems deeply rooted in tradition: the agricultural sector. Agriculture nowadays face multiple challenges: 9.1 billion people are expected to populate earth in 2050 and with an increasingly small…

Policy Lab 2.0 2nd digital workshop – Present issues and hope for future solutions

After our second out of three workshops we now stand in the middle path of our Policy Lab period. Our Regional officers have both expressed positive progress and highlighted the existing and upcoming challenges. It seems that the current situation surrounding the field of circular economy around the Regions is constantly changing and our Regional officers face new obstacles everyday.  Meanwhile we are addressing the regions as key actors in…

Circular economy and Regions: how do they become familiar with each other?

Circular economy is often perceived and described as a complex system, in need of a new set of skills, knowledge and expertise channelled at structurally reorganising the existing mechanism of today’s economy. This is in fact undoubtedly true. Moving to a circular model implies growing responsibilities mainly focused on re-examining the allocation, use and type of resources, seeking and providing new forms of support, devising new policy frameworks, coordinating the…