Climate KiC Circularity Thinking courses for the food and manufacturing sectors

Climate KiC has launched two training programmes focusing on the use of Circularity Thinking tools in the manufacturing and food sectors within EIT Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS) countries. These new courses will enable participants to analyse material flows within their activities and create solutions that reduce resource use, including challenge identification, case studies and tools to understand real-life circular needs.

The manufacturing sector training course will start on Monday 22 November 2021 and run on Monday and Wednesday afternoons (from 13:00 to 17:00 CET) for three weeks. The food sector training course will start on Tuesday 23 November 2021 and run on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons for three weeks.

The course is open to participants from EIT RIS countries only (fee: EUR 50) who are interested in the circular economy and want to develop circular solutions in either the food or manufacturing sectors, including practitioners, project managers, entrepreneurs, researchers and business representatives.

Programme outline: Participants will be working in groups using the Circularity Thinking tools to create circular solutions to problems in their sectors.

Duration and study level: 25-30 hours of study, including 2-3 hours of self-study for each of the workshop modules, as well as offline and group activities. Detailed knowledge of circular economy strategies is not required, although a keen interest is desirable. The courses will cover the competencies needed for participants to apply to be part of EIT Climate-KIC’s approved pool of users for future use of Circularity Thinking tools. A final assessed submission will be required to gain this status. Participants wishing to apply to be an approved user will need to submit evidence of their case study showing how they have implemented a Circularity Thinking example (additional cost: EUR 100).

Click here to register for the food sector course (RIS countries)

Click here to register for the manufacturing sector course (RIS countries).

RIS courses are eligible for residents of the following countries: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Montenegro, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine, Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Réunion, Martinique, Mayotte and Saint-Martin (France), the Azores and Madeira (Portugal), and the Canary Islands (Spain).