On 11th November, a streamed session was held under the title of "Opportunities in the Circular Economy in the Urola Erdia Region of Gipuzkoa", which was organised by Iraugi Berritzen, and sponsored by the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Rural Affairs of the Provincial Government of Gipuzkoa. The main focus of the session was to boost the competitive positioning of the region and align it with the Agenda 2030 goals of sustainable development.
B+I Strategy Partner, Oscar Valdivielso, presented of a survey of opportunities in the circular economy for industry, specifically in the sectors of metal and mechanical industries, machinery, food, furniture and construction. Both the data and conclusions presented were derived from a participative process and the practical experience of a number of local companies such as Sarralle, Domusa, Elmubas, amongst others. Oscar ended his presentation with a number of recommendations for companies wanting to advance their strategies vis-à-vis the circular economy.
Finally, some other speakers of note were from the Provincial Government of Gipuzkoa, IHOBE, Lapatx, and Jon Aurrekoetxea representing Mondragon Unibertsitatea.