9 ECONOMIC SECTORS:
Visit one of the Catalan agrifood consortia, the fruit sector in the Lleida region, and the Catalan viticulture cluster where you will learn about the wine sector’s value chain. You will have the chance to learn about innovative solutions for preventing food spoilage and waste, taking advantage of by-products, and managing in an integrated way the water, energy, and waste products involved in industrial production.
Fashion & Textile
Catalonia has an important number of companies dedicated to the production of recycled thread made from various materials, as well as circular fashion. Visit these companies and learn about the projects that make them possible coming out of Catalonia’s centres for technology & investigation. In addition, meet with the third sector that makes a vital contribution at the social level as well as the functional.
Get firsthand knowledge of various different innovative solutions in the fields of energy and sustainability applied in housing, service buildings, and districts, as well as in industries with efficient production processes.
Visit the emerging mobility industry: Catalan companies which are leaders in the manufacture of electric vehicles, the new business models based on servitisation, and pioneering solutions that value the materials contained in vehicles that have reached the end of their lives.
Visit buildings designed, constructed, and used from a circular viewpoint. Discover innovative circular solutions in materials, products, equipment and systems, as much for civil works, as for building in general including the area of social building.
Visit industries that are transforming the packaging sector, thanks to innovation in new sustainable materials, eco-design strategies, and the development of digital technologies for recycling and smart packaging.
Circular strategies applied to the water cycle are key in a country where water is a scarce and precious resource. Visit pioneering public and private infrastructure projects related to desalination, water reuse, and control of water distribution.
See projects that have made the chemical industry in Catalonia a benchmark sector internationally, with applications considered pioneering in the ambit of industry in areas such as saving resources, reducing environmental impact, the valuing of waste products, and the synthesis of plastics and circular materials.
Learn how local policies and initiatives have made Catalonia a circular economy reference point, thanks to the focus on its citizens, collaboration between municipalities, and public private initiatives. Visit public initiatives aimed at lengthening the life of products, with strategies for repair, reuse, and the promotion of second hand markets, all accompanied by communication campaigns.