What was Circular Economy
Hotspot Catalonia 2021?

Circular Economy Hotspot is the annual event where you can meet cross-sectorial delegates and companies from Europe and all around the world. In 2021, it took place in Barcelona.

This was the 5th edition of Circular Economy Hotspot previously held in The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Scotland, and Belgium. The event aims to share strategies and experiences about the circular economy, with the involvement of some of the main European actors involved in the transformation of the current economic and productive model.
Catalonia has around 400 companies offering circular solutions and half of them are exporting worldwide. During a day and a half of organized tours at Circular Hotspot Catalonia, some of their initiatives were explored, as well as R&D&I projects, government strategies and successful collaborations.
The second half of the event took place within the framework of Smart City Expo World Congress, the international forum for business and discussion which connects stakeholders addressing the most pressing urban issues, giving participants a unique opportunity to create new synergies.
The celebration of this event in Catalonia strengthened the Circular Catalonia hub, a meeting point for companies, institutions, and people ready to put into practice solutions and strategies to consolidate the circular economy in Catalonia.


Here’s what the 2021 edition of the Circular Economy Hotspot offered visitors:


Participants had the chance to discover firsthand how local companies from different sectors are successfully implementing innovative solutions.


Conferences and round-table sessions were held with experts from companies, clusters, public sector delegates, and technology centers concentrating their experience in Barcelona.


Visitors could meet and network with 500+ participants from over 25 countries who are part of the global circular economy.


Circular Economy Hotspot Catalonia 2021 was built on a framework of 6 tracks, which together provided a comprehensive view of circular economy solutions in both Catalonia and Europe.
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Circular design: Dematerialising the Economy

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Closing the circle of materials, components, and products: re-making the economy

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Bioeconomy: A Regenerative System

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Industry 4.0: Enabling Technologies

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Research and innovation: Connecting Actors

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Inclusive circularity: Creating Social Value

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