Technology Foresight Workshop

ReNEW partners who attended the Technology Foresight Workshop
The Technology Foresight Workshop, held in April 2013, in Gummersbach, Germany

Technology Foresight Workshop 

The ReNEW Technology Foresight workshop was held over two days in April 2013, hosted by Cologne University of Applied Sciences.

Initially held in Gummersbach, Germany, the event featured stimulating overviews of processes for recovering organic and inorganic materials from waste streams and presented an overall picture of existing technologies, as well as identifying needs for innovation support.

External experts from Germany and Belgium contributed keynote speeches which included the current state of policy and knowledge on resource recovery in the European Union.

Topics for the workshop sessions included:
• Creating an innovation roadhap for the waste/resource management sector
• What is best practice for innovation support
• The current provision of innovation facilities
• Gaps and needs in North West Europe

Delegates take part in an outdoor workshop at :metabalon

Delegates moved venue for the second day of the event to the site of the flagship waste transformation and resource recovery research site :metabolon in nearby Lindlar.

Established in 2010, following the closure of Leppe landfill in 2006, :metabolon is a redesigned landfill site focusing on renewables with different pilot and industrial plants. The lessons learnt from the realisation of the :metabolon project, are regarded as crucial for ReNEW.

A press conference was also held, with six local and regional newspapers and onlne platforms reporting on the event and its aims. 

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