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Deep Dive Sessions

Immerse yourself in various topics related to the topic of circular economy and responsible
Entrepreneurship. Deepening, exchanging, reflecting in smaller groups.- create your own programme with the sessions. Sessions take place in the Alte Mühle and in the Depot.



Reuse instead of wasting

Language: German

Together with its partners, Losinger Marazzi focuses on sustainability in the areas of development, implementation, operation and maintenance. Examples of this include the reuse of materials and the use of recycled materials and renewable resources. But how can we go one step further together?

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Marloes Fischer
CEO Circular Hub Zürich
Luca Bortolani
Founder and Partner umgedacht
Alice Baumann (host)
Director Strategic Marketing, Losinger Marazzi AG/Bouygues


Concepts for circular constructions

Language: English

In dialogue with each other and with the public, two major figures from architecture challenge the throw-away mentality of today’s construction industry. The predominant practice of destroying resources is countered by ideas of closed material cycles, newly-conceived “re-construction technologies” and new circular economy business models.

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Dirk E. Hebel
Professor of Sustainable Building, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Kasper Guldager Jensen
Architect and founder of GXN, think-tank of the Danish architectural firm 3XN


Sharpen your view

Language: English

Optimised processes, new business models – the circular economy has many facets. A glimpse beyond national borders brings new inspiration. SMEs and start-ups from abroad present their ideas, business models and solutions.

Joost de Kluijver
Founder and CEO of social enterprise Closing the Loop (CTL)
Ton van der Giessen
Managing Director Van Werven Plastic Recycling and chairman of the branch organisation for recycling companies
Robert-Willem Dol
Chief impact and Founder of SOOP
Kees Smit Sibinga
Deputy Ambassador, Netherlands


Bear responsibility

Language: German

Does demand or supply determine the sustainability of products? Who is responsible? Consumer or manufacturer? Or both? This session outlines the various aspects of responsibility and the effect on companies.

Dr Imke Schmidt
Project Manager, Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP)
Dr. Dominik Isler
CEO Swiss Economic Forum | (Host)


Possibilities and limits of collaboration

Language: German

Cooperation is the basis of the circular economy and of functioning supply chains. What’s needed to turn former competitors into partners, so that competition evolves into trust? The session uses a concrete case study to shed light on cooperation from a behavioural economics point of view.

Renate Schubert
Professor for Economics, ETH Zurich
Manuel Grieder
Researcher and lecturer at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich and Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW)
Andreas Röhrich
Director of Product Development, Innovations and Textile Sourcing, Wolford AG
Barbara Dubach
Managing Director and founder of engageability (host)


Just start

Language: German

Change takes time. This is even more true when switching a company over to circular operation, requiring new business models, processes, materials and target groups. The BusinessLab reflects on how this change can be tackled and converted into achievable stages, along with Swiss SMEs, which report on their journey to a sustainable economy. Honest and open, with all challenges and opportunities.

Pavlina Pavlova
Co Lead Business Lab Circular Economy Transition
Hanno Schwab
Partner & Founder at earlybird skis gmbh