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The Future of The Circular Economy: Evening Seminar

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This is a thoroughly interesting and exciting seminar that will engage people with the challenges and opportunities of the circular economy.

  • From: Wednesday 21 October 2015, 12 am
  • To: Wednesday 21 October 2015, 12 am
  • Location: Newton building, Nottingham Conference Centre, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Burton Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU
  • Booking deadline: Thursday 19 October 2017, 12.00 am
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External speakers
Keynote Speech from Professor Dr Michael Braungart, who pioneered the Cradle to Cradle design concept.

Also featuring Sophie Thomas from The Royal Society for The Encouragements of Arts. Sophie will talk about disruptive design and the circular economy.

NTU speakersProfessor Tim Cooper will talk about the EU's Circular Economy package and Naomi Braithwaite will talk about current research that has been exploring the potential for optimising product lifetimes within a circular economy.

Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

You may also be interested in the Afternoon Workshop. You will need to complete a separate booking form for this event.

This event is funded by D2N2.


Keynote speaker: Prof. Dr. Michael BraungartFor decades, Prof. Dr. Michael Braungart has pioneered the Cradle to Cradle design concept. He co-authored (with William McDonough) the bestselling book of the same name. His expertise has been published in numerous international magazines and journals. He has lectured at universities in Europe, America and Asia and worked with several scientific institutes and companies across a range of industries, and has developed tools for designing eco-effective products, business systems and intelligent materials pooling.

Prof. Dr. Braungart will talk about Cradle to Cradle and our capability to think circular and create high-quality alternatives which are beneficial for humans and nature. In such a circular economy which is based on Cradle to Cradle methods and philosophy, material flows, products, buildings and cities support the relationship between ecological systems.

Sophie Thomas, The Royal Society for The Encouragements of Arts (RSA)The Great Recovery is run by the RSA and supported by Innovate UK. They work with designers to policy makers, waste managers to academics to investigate the challenges of waste and the opportunities of a circular economy through the lens of design. Sophie will discuss the findings of their research and their collaboration with Fab Lab London.

Professor Tim Cooper, Product Design, NTU.Professor Tim Cooper will talk briefly on the EU's Circular Economy package.

Naomi Braithwaite, NTU Research FellowNaomi is a Research Fellow on the CIE-MAP (Centre for Industrial Energy, Materials and Products) project which is committed to finding opportunities for changing consumption of goods and services and thus reducing industrial energy use. Naomi will draw from current research that has been exploring the potential for optimising product lifetimes within a circular economy.

A networking session including complimentary refreshments and nibbles will begin at 7.15 pm.

Booking information

To book your free place, please click on the add to basket button above and complete the short online booking process to reserve your place.

For any queries, or if you experience difficulties with the online booking process, please email us or telephone +44 (0)115 848 8675.

Location details


Newton building, Nottingham Conference Centre


Nottingham Trent University
City Campus
Burton Street

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