THE 12 SOCIETAL THEMES WE HACK IN 2019
To create a truly circular economic system we have to rethink the retail & consumer goods sectors. What would a retailer that only uses reusable packaging look like? How would the returns systems and logistics be arranged? And how could the producers still brand their products? Come to Hack Belgium and create the answer yourself!
CIRCULAR CONSUMPTION CHALLENGES
No more fashion waste
Let’s get everybody dressed up in personalised, ecodesigned clothing.
No more plastics in packaging
Find a way to encourage companies to introduce ecodesigned packaging into their supply chains.
No more furniture waste
Let’s explore the solutions for repairing, refurbishing and remanufacturing furniture.
Workshops and More
Circular Consumption Round-up
The final Theme workshop on Day 1, where last wild card ideas are pitched and all teams are formed. Don't miss it.
If clothes really make the (wo)man, we better make sure that they۪re designed for longevity! Many fashion labels are committing to circular processes like textile take-backs and ecodesign. Let۪s find out how can we amplify this trend, so we can dress for circular success!
Yearly, 10 million tonnes of furniture are discarded in the EU, mostly destined for landfill or incineration. To counter this trend of value loss, circular innovators across the furniture industry combine forces to repair, refurbish and remanufacture. They deserve all our support!
For foodstuffs, 5 to 10% of the total environmental impact is attributed to its packaging. We point accusing fingers towards the retailer۪s affinity for plastic wrappings, but the responsibility is shared. How can we encourage companies to introduce ecodesigned packaging into their supply chains?
EXPERTS, SPEAKERS & MENTORS
Sustainability Circular Economy
OnePlanet VITO, Sustainable Development Goals, bootcamp VITO, VITO Open Data Science
As a project manager for circular economy, I have experience in circular economy (incl. sharing economy). Currently, I am working on circular procurement. I am drafting a standard tender concerning circular procurement of IT. Furthermore, I am also facilitator in the Green Deal Circular Procurement.
Sustainable Design & Fashion
I'm working on the transition to a sustainable materials policy. Through awards, tools and projects we stimulate ecodesign and sustainable fashion among designers and entrepreneurs. I haven't bought any new clothes myself for 4 years and, by organizing swapping events, I want to encourage others to consume less.
Reuse and Redesign of Furniture
Innovation Manager: Sustainability and behavioural change. Master in social sciences and applied economics. Started up his own social enterprise in the field of sustainable behavioural change on mass events: “Ecofest”. For The Circularity Centre of Antwerp he initiated a number of new earning models for more reuse.
Circularity, Sustainability in Fashion
Jasmien Wynants is a Project Manager at Flanders DC. She's working on sustainability in fashion for the past for years. She's responsible for the Close The Loop platform and coaches fashion companies in implementing circular economy strategies.
Sustainability, Circular Design
Sustainability, Healthtech & Life Sciences pro. Currently active as New Venture Manager for VITO; starting up a business in circular manufacturing of cellulose products and supporting sustainable entrepreneurship North & South: through the ‘Roadmap to Circular’ program; for OVO (Ondernemers voor Ondernemers); the ClimateLaunchpad (Climate KIC); the Cleantech Challenge (AFT/AFD),...
SME Innovation Support
Setting up innovation projects with SME's: connecting to adequate expertise, looking for co-finance, evaluating IP and freedom to operate position.
Karine Van Doorsselaer
Circular Economy Packaging
Karine Van Doorsselaer teaches for 25 years 'Ecodesign'. During the session she will guide you through the principles of the circular economy to inspire you to find innovative packaging sollutions.
Second Hand Sales
Already 5 years of experience in the sales of second hand goods and coaching of people in the social economy. Very interested in circulair economy models.
Ralph Van Crombrugge
Lego Serious Play Facilitator
Bringing alignment between your co-project values and your own values using Design and Visual Thinking, User Experience (UX) and Play together. Product Owner in the world of Agile, certified LEGO Serious Play facilitator, workshop designer, cross-generation and cross-cultural collaboration and dad.
Design Thinking and Business Modeling
Co-founder at innovation agency The Argonauts. Forging a meaningful organizational culture that promotes purpose-led innovation. Bringing people together to build a culture of innovation and discovery. I'm a follower of the main trends, technologies and future thinking.
Circular Consumption Curator
Everything on my path made me what I am now: a sustainable change-maker. Change is uncomfortable, it needs an inspiring and motivating context. That is what I like to build, and where I find common ground with Hack Belgium.
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