Cities are the engine of modern economies.
Circular cities are based on materials and technologies that optimise and connect infrastructures with the human and social capital of those who live there.
Circular cities leverage technology to increase the positive effects of smart cities on resources and flows, define new forms of mobility and energy sources, and expand urban farming production.
Materials are the basis of every product.
The design phase of a product is the most relevant also for the choice of the materials and the evaluation of the impacts that they can have during and at the end of the life cycle.
New organic materials are developing that could replace the synthetic ones and new trends in materials reutilisation are further emerging making possible a complete circular approach.
Technologies are increasingly transforming our lives.
Technologies can reduce resource consumption by eliminating waste, streamlining flows, dematerialising products, or optimising the use of infrastructure.
Emerging AI and IOT technologies can overturn the concept of waste and optimise the use of resources, new forms of energy and water production could reduce or eliminate our use of fossil fuel.
Supporting the development and diffusion of relevant knowledge regarding the best practices of Circular Economy
Incrementing the opportunities of innovative and entrepreneurial projects by creating a wide and heterogeneous network
Favouring the implementation of innovative projects regarding emerging technologies, materials or business models