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Rovereto, circular economy capital for one day

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Thanks to Recycling Point’s initiative, the town in Trentino hosted the Italian phase of the OSCE Days at Progetto Manifattura.

Rovereto was under the world’s spotlights for one day thanks to circular economy. On Thursday, June 9th 2016, Rovereto’s Progetto Manifattura hosted a session of the OSCE (Open Source Circular Economy) days, a global event that took place in over 70 cities worldwide and involved companies, public institutions and innovators to develop and share new ideas and proposals for a more sustainable economy.

The international rendezvous took place in Rovereto thanks to the initiative of Recycling Point, which decided to propose the town in Northern Italy as a symbol for circular economy. Rovereto then hosted an intense day full of meetings and discussions to talk about what is being done about innovation and how much is still left to be done.

All sessions were opened to the public, which actively participated raising questions, sharing ideas and proposing solutions, in the spirit of a circular and shared approach. The sessions focused not only on circular economy, but also on sustainable constructions, start-ups and open data.

Numerous speakers enriched the event with their presentations at Progetto Manifattura: the participants included Davide Ondertoller and Sara Maino, heads of Progetto Portobeseno; Alessandro Masserdotti, founder of the studio; Luciano Malfer, from the Provincial Agency for Families; Mauro Amadei, founder of There were also several guests from the academic world, among whom Francesca Ierace and Michele Cozzio, from the University Trento. Further speakers were Luca Oss Emer, board member of Habitech – Distretto Tecnologico Trentino; Francesca Gleria, head of the “Trentino Open Data” project for the Autonomous Province of Trento; and Paola Gastaldello, expert in Europlanning, Financial Subsidies, and Internationalization, and collaborator of Recycling Point.

The speakers focused on the concept of territory narrative and on the importance of open data, but also on concrete approaches to participative cooperation to create social value.

Interesting points that were also addressed were product life cycle in public procurement, seen as an instrument to protect the environment and promote enterprise competitiveness, and circular economy in constructions.

Some concrete examples were presented, such as the “Trentino open data” project and the opportunities offered by Horizon 2020 for innovative start-ups and SMEs. Progetto Manifattura concluded the event by showing some examples of application of the circular economy.

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