09:00 - 09:15

Registration and coffee

09:15 - 09:25

Welcome

  • Finnish MA/SITRA/FISS, Finland (tbc)
  • Policy Learning Platform, Joint Secretariat of Interreg Europe Programme 

Magdalini Anagnostou, Coordinator - Policy learning platforms, Interreg Europe, Lille, France

09:25 - 09:35

Overview of the workshop objectives and agenda

Venelina Varbova, Thematic Expert - Environment and resource efficiency, Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platform

Ruslan Zhechkov, Thematic Expert - Environment and resource efficiency, Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platform

Elena Ferrario, Thematic manager, Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platform

09:35 - 10:10

Let’s get to know each other

Identifying challenges and practices for sharing (interactive introductory exercise)

10:10 - 10:20

What are European regions doing to promote Industrial Symbiosis?

Overview of key themes on industrial symbiosis addressed by Interreg Europe projects. 

Venelina Varbova, Thematic Expert - Environment and resource efficiency, Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platform

Ruslan Zhechkov, Thematic Expert - Environment and resource efficiency, Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platform

10:20 - 10:35

The role of the regions in facilitating Industrial Symbiosis. Bottom-up vs. top-down approaches to Industrial Symbiosis development

Finnish Industrial Symbiosis System (FISS), Ilka Hippinen, MOTIVA.

The presentation will illustrate how regions cooperate in the framework of nationally managed Industrial Symbiosis System network. FISS is based on collection of resource information, matchmaking and active facilitation.

10:35 - 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 - 11:20

Good practices pitches

Two good practices from project partners:

  • FRUSH - Circular Economy and Industrial Symbiosis Event for Startups and Growth Enterprises, Mr. Harri Mattila, Häme University of Applied Sciences (SYMBI project)
  • Waste exchange schemes, Mr. Francisco Ferrrando Casanova, IVACE (TRIS project)

11:20 - 12:15

Let's get practical!

Participants will split into two parallel groups to discuss the role of regions for Industrial symbiosis development.

Topics to be discussed will include: 

  • Approaches for matchmaking between companies for Industrial Symbiosis
  • Technical expertise and support to companies to engage in Industrial Symbiosis
  • Identification of material flows
  • The financial dimensions of facilitating industrial symbiosis on a regional level, financial models and sources of funding

12:15 - 12:30

Groups report back to plenary

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch

13:30 - 13:35

Success factors and enablers for stimulating Industrial Symbiosis in European regions

Introduction to the session 

13:35 - 14:00

Good practices pitches

  • Green Industrial Symbiosis Database, Ms. Mette Schjøt Høj, North Denmark Region (CESME project)
  • The use of organic residues for energy production, Mr. Apostolos Malamakis, Aristotle University Thessaloniki (BIOREGIO project)

14:00 - 15:00

Enablers for Industrial symbiosis development at regional level

Participants will  regroup to discuss enablers for Industrial symbiosis development at regional level.

Topics to be discussed will include:

  • Removing policy obstacles to the uptake of Industrial Symbiosis. Adoption of incentives.
  • The role of ICT in developing Industrial Symbiosis.
  • Awareness of companies of opportunities offered by Industrial Symbiosis
  • Green Public Procurement (GPP) as an enabler of Industrial Symbiosis

15:00 - 15:15

Groups report back to plenary

15:15 - 15:35

Coffee break

15:35 - 16:30

Concluding session - Takeaways for uptaking industrial symbiosis

The first steps in industrial symbiosis for beginner regions and how to speed up the uptake of industrial symbiosis for regions who already have industrial symbiosis systems in place.

Important takeaways and conclusions for local and regional policy-makers 

Venelina Varbova, Thematic Expert - Environment and resource efficiency, Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platform

Ruslan Zhechkov, Thematic Expert - Environment and resource efficiency, Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platform

16:30 - 17:00

Evening networking event

08:00 - 08:00

Departure from the workshop venue

HUONE Jätkäsaari
Länsisatamankatu 16
00180 Helsinki

10:00 - 11:00

Discussion at Envor Group Ltd.

Discussion at Envor Group Ltd. on the role of regions in facilitating Industrial Symbiosis.

Envor Group Ltd.  is one of the companies within the Industrial symbiosis.

  • Envor Group Ltd., Mr. Juha Strandberg, Managing Director
  • Regional Council of Häme, Mr. Arto Saarinen, Senior Adviser
  • Town of Forssa, Ms. Sirkka Köykkä, Town Architect

11:00 - 13:00

Visit to some of the stakeholders of Forssa Symbiosis in the City of Forssa

  • HKScan Finland Ltd, N.N.
  • Saint Gobain Finland Ltd, N.N.

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch at the restaurant Villa

14:00 - 14:00

Departure for Helsinki

Research and innovation SME competitiveness Low-carbon economy Environment and resource efficiency