In the transition to circular economy, the use of digital technologies is essential. Industry 4.0 can be seen as an important technological driver for circular innovation. However, the introduction of digital technologies will fail to trigger a real transition as long as systemic shifts, such as the involvement of multiple stakeholders along the value chain, innovative enterprises and business models, a stimulating policy environment, access to finance, etc., are absent.
This session will present and discuss how the technological needs of the circular economy can be solved by digital technologies. The discussion will focus on the governance aspect of this interaction. Participants will exchange views on the enabling conditions for an easier implementation of digital technologies in circular business.
Date and time:
Monday 25 February, 12:00 - 13:00
Flanders Meeting & Convention Center