Cleantech Region is exploiting techniques that contribute to a sustainable world and cleaner environment by the reuse of raw materials, energy savings and the improvement of operational performance. It is not a sector in itself, but relevant for all fields and sectors, think of energy, transport, new materials, manufacturing industry and agriculture. This is one of the main cluster challenges. Cleantech Region connects and builds upon existing strengths; this has resulted in now 70 companies committed to the cluster and a strong link with educational institutes involved in cleantech and the circular economy.
Since October 2016 the CIRCLES program has started in The Netherlands, first of all in the eastern part of the Netherlands, with the Cleantech Regio as one of the founding partners. This program is a fysical and digital platform for all kinds of organisations who wants to work on a transformation to the circular economy. Especially different types of support are given to entrepreneurs, teachers, students and public officers.
During the tour you will be informed about how to start a transition towards circular business model, based on three dimensions: 1) vision and strategy (and show it with a recent case on reshoring of aluminium), 2) feel the customer experience (company tour), and 3) change of business model.
Christian Lorist (Cleantech Region) will guide you along several locations and provide room for speakers from diverse backgrounds, each fulfilling a different role in the cluster.
Cluster organisation: Cleantech Regio
Cluster Manager: Christian Lorist
Cleantech Region is an initiative of government, businesses and education in the region Stedendriehoek, with economic core cities Apeldoorn, Deventer and Zutphen. Businesses, residents, government and education and research work together for a clean future, balancing economy and ecology. They not only seek contact with each other nationally but also with partners abroad.