How can exponential technologies facilitate the advance of circular economy Eindhoven Ecosystem?

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To submit new ideas, please include answers to the questions in the capture form attached at the bottom of the brief.


Who is involved?

Users: Entrepreneurs, Citizens and governmental institutions.
Partners: SingularityU The Netherlands, Brainport Development, Circular Economy, Enpuls, Future of living Institute, Het Groene Brein.
Stakeholders: Municipalities, Government.


What is the problem and what have you done about it?

The concept of the circular economy has not been embraced in the Brainport Region. This creates the problem that early adaptors and innovators are not supported by the current system. There are silo based solutions which are not integrated, therefore they are wasteful and non-sustainable. We know we need to have a holistic approach, however this makes it a very complex mulit-stakeholder setting.


Where is the problem happening?

Specifically in the Brainport Region with Eindhoven as its main city, however, this is a problem that many cities and regions around the world face.


When is this a problem?

It is a problem when different stakeholders engage in conversations on the future of the city of Eindhoven and the Brainport region. Because there is a lack of flexibility and quickness to successfully support and adopt exponential and circular technology providers.


Why are we trying to overcome the problem?

We are a small group of people who want to really create change, transformational change by starting in our own direct context of the Brainport region. To develop circular and exponential technologies that we can scale and implement globally to create a paradigm shift.

How do you want it to work?

We want it to be an inclusive multi-stakeholder approach that really incorporates circular and exponential thinking. Creating and realizing moonshots.

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