On December 6th, we debated how we can jointly create an environment where innovation becomes reality. The high-level policy discussion ‘Closing the Loop: Innovation for a Circular Economy’ took place on December 6 at the European Parliament.

MEPs Franc Bogovic (EPP, Slovenia) and Davor Skrlec (Greens/EFA, Croatia) hosted the roundtable debate preceded by six start-ups that will pitch their innovations and spice up the discussion.

The agenda includes:

12:30 – 12:50 Networking Lunch
12:50 – 13:15 Dragon’s Den – start-ups’ pitch presenting their innovation including vote
13:15 – 14:30 High-level discussion

Moderated by Peter Woodward, the high-level discussion aims at engaging stakeholders in a consumer-focused debate – how to raise awarenessfoster public acceptance among end-users and accelerate transition towards the circular economy.

MEP Seb Dance, VP Mairead McGuinness, MEP Giovanni La Via, MEP Jakop Dalunde and MEP Inmaculada Rodriguez-Piñero introduced circular economy startups from their own country and were joined by MEP Gesine Meissner who spoke at the high-level policy debate.

The pictures taken during the event are available at this LINK.
The complete discussion on Twitter Moments is available at this LINK.

The event was LIVESTREAMED. The recording is available below:

Twitter hashtag: #Innov4CE