Training for Circular Economy in the Construction and Furniture Sectors

Meet the KATCH_e team at the European Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production 2019 in Barcelona

The European Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production (ERSCP) is one of Europe’s most remarkable conferences in its field and has taken place periodically since 1994. The 19th ERSCP conference, from 15-18 October is hosted by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya – Barcelona Tech (UPC). ERSCPs foster discussions on key issues in sustainable consumption and production; the exchange of thoughts, knowledge, experiences and SCP proposals; and the creation of a European (also worldwide) community of research and practice in sustainable consumption and production. The main goal of the ERSCPs is to encourage discussion amongst stakeholders involved in sustainable consumption and production: businesses, public institutions, universities, institutes and research centres, NGOs, SMEs, professional associations, decision-makers, etc.

The KATCH_e team is actively participating in a number of sessions and workshops in Barcelona. Come and meet the KATCH_e team in the following events:

KATCH_e National Workshop within the Circular Design
Workshop organised by the KATCH_e Knowledge Alliance
Monday 14.10.2019 @ 15:20 – 17:30
Circular Design Conference, Room Agora
In the afternoon of the Circular Design Conference organised by the UPC (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya), the KATCH_e partners will present the results of the project composed by the training modules, MOOC and tools developed to train for Circular Economy in the Construction and Furniture Sectors.
The attending international academic scientists, policy makers, young researchers, enterprises, designers and students, will have the opportunity to use and test the seven practical tools developed within the project.

CE Designer: A Tool To Support Learning and Applying Circular Design
Presentation by Cristina Rocha, Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia LNEG
Wednesday 16.10 2019 @ 9:45 – 11:00
Session Circular Design, Room VS218
The CE Designer checklists are a semi-quantitative tool for prioritization, assessment and idea finding of circular solutions for product and/or service (re)design. The user evaluates the importance of 8 strategies that address the most relevant issues a design team needs to consider in the development process of new products or services to support the transition to a more circular society.

Circular and Sustainable Products. From Theory Into Practice.
Presentation by David Camocho, LNEG
Wednesday 16.10 2019 @ 11:30 – 12:45
Session Design and consumption, Room VS215

International Workshop: KATCH_e: Training materials and tools for circular economy in practice
International Workshop chaired by Cristina Rocha, Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia with the participation of KATCH_e members: Cristina Rocha; David Camocho; Jorge Alexandre; Kirsten Schmidt; Irina Celades; Teresa Ros; Filipe Barros; Maria Kalleitner-Huber; Oihana Hernaez; Eugenia Atin; Rainer Pamminger; Stephan Schmidt; João Sampaio; Ana Afonso; Elena Mulet; Laura Ruiz.
Wednesday 16.10 2019 @ 17:00 – 18:30
Session Circular Design, Room VS216
The main results and outcomes of this Higher Education Knowledge Alliance will be presented and demonstrated. Eleven organisations from 4 different countries have worked together for nearly 3 years in this ERASMUS+ project to develop training materials and learning approaches for the uptake of the circular economy in the construction and furniture sectors.
Participants of the KATCH_e International Workshop will gain first-hand knowledge on the 8 KATCH_e learning modules developed and the 7 KATCH_e product-service development tools for circular economy and sustainability.

The CE Strategist – A learning tool to identify new circular business opportunities and adapt the business model
Presentation by Stephan Schmidt, Vienna University of Technology
Friday 18.10 2019 @ 10:15 – 11:30
Session Circular Economy, Room VS208
In this presentation a learning tool, the so-called CE Strategist, which provides guidance for the process of creating a CE inspired Business Model (BM) is presented. Developed within the KATCH_e project, the tool aims to help students and businesses alike, to identify circular business opportunities and further define them through an adapted version of the Business Model Canvas (BMC).