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Launch of Circular by Design Challenge

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Following a successful pilot edition in 2020, Luxinnovation and the Luxembourg Creative Industries Cluster are pleased to announce the launch of the second edition of the Circular by Design Challenge. Creatives are invited to compete for a place on this 12-week coaching programme and the opportunity to develop their project idea with one of the Challenge’s industrial partners. Join our launch webinar to learn more.Climate change, global warming, depletion of essential resources: the need for a more sustainable society is urgent. We are convinced that creativity has a key role to play. The Circular by Design Challenge therefore puts you and your creative mind at the centre of the solution-finding process. Targeting creative entrepreneurs, its objective is to develop new design solutions and innovative business models that are in line with the principles of the circular economy.The Challenge’s corporate partners are willing to support the implementation of the best ideas that will come out of the coaching programme in five categories: Sustainable Cities Industry 4.0 Fashion Design Mobility Nation Branding. The introduction webinar, hosted by Luxinnovation and the Creative Industries Cluster in cooperation with the Luxembourg Ministry of the Economy, will present the 5 challenges of this edition. Information on how to submit your ideas and potential partnership deals and prizes will also be revealed. Internationally renowned keynote speaker Dr Leyla Acaroglu, founder of Disrupt design, will give a 20-min talk about Circular Economy.Agenda10:00 | Welcome address - Minister of the Economy Franz Fayot10:05 | Keynote speech – Dr. Leyla Acaroglu, Founder Disrupt Design10:25 | Q&A10:35 | The Circular by Design Challenge - Marc Lis, Creative Industries Cluster Manager, Luxinnovation1st cohort candidates project update and testimonial:10:35 | Our Choice.ECO, Filip Westerlund CEO10:40 | Capriole, Marko Klacar Founder10:45 | Second edition project description10:55 | Jury presentation11:00 | Chair of the Jury, Professor Martin Charter11:05 | Partners and challenge introduction11:15 | Q&A with Jury and partners11:20 | Official Launch of the competition - Sasha Baillie, CEO, LuxinnovationHow to participateProject timelineLaunch of website for idea submission11:30 | End of webinar

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    Marko Klacar Capriole

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    Anja Höthker Project Manager - Flagship Projects @ Luxinnovation

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    Sasha Baillie CEO @ Luxinnovation

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    Dr. Leyla Acaroglu Founder/CEO @ Disrupt Design and The UnSchool

    Sustainability provocateur and cultural protagonist Dr. Leyla Acaroglu challenges people to think differently about how the world works. As an award winning designer, UNEP Champion of the Earth, sociologist, and entrepreneur, she developed the Disruptive Design Method and designs cerebrally activating experiences, gamified toolkits, and unique educational experiences that help people make the status quo obsolete. Her mainstage TED talk on sustainability has been viewed over a million times, and she leads presentations around the world on activating positive social change through creative interventions and systems thinking. Leyla is the founder of Disrupt Design, the UnSchool and the CO Project Farm.

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    Beryl Koltz Responsable stratégique de la Promotion de l'image de marque @ Ministère des Affaires étrangères

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    Martin Charter

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    Nathalie Rahme Minister of the Economy @ Ministry of the Economy

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    Filip Westerlund CEO @ OurChoice.Eco

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    Marc Lis Cluster Manager - Creative Industries @ Luxinnovation

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