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    PhD Summer School on circular business models in the chemical industry
    August 20 – Sept 2, 2017, Gothenburg and Frankfurt


    Turn your research into practice and create climate and business impact with our PhD Summer School on Sustainable Production Systems. The industrial sector uses a large part of raw materials and mo...re than half of the global energy consumption. Where better than here could innovations lead to meaningful transitions? Apply the concepts of closed-loop value chains and circular economy to innovation processes for one of the major manufacturing industries in Europe: the chemical industry which will serve as a case study for the two-week programme. Engage with stakeholders, discuss with experts, work in interdisciplinary teams and develop innovative solutions for the real-life challenges of chemical companies and clusters.


    This summer school is organised in cooperation with:

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    The Challenge
    The established industry faces changing market demands and new requirements regarding sustainable usage of material and feedstock. Circular economy models, focusing on the integration of different players along the entire value chain, become an important tool in meeting these demands. At the same time, they require to create new partnerships and new forms of cross-company interaction. Industry clusters offer benefits, but also challenge the companies to rethink not only energy and feedstock streams. Unlocking their full innovation potential requires from them to examine how their business model interacts with those of the other cluster members.


    But in which areas can companies work together? When can they benefit from a cluster setting? Can sustainability demands best met when working across different stakeholders in the value chain? And how do the business models of companies interact in cooperative settings?


    The hosting companies
    In Gothenburg as well as in Frankfurt you will get to know the challenge from different perspectives and learn from these particular cases. This will allow you to link your theoretical knowledge with real-life questions.


    In Sweden, you will get to know the perspective of a chemical company (AkzoNobel), member of the West Swedish Chemical and Material Cluster, a decentralized cluster focused on questions of feedstock, resource and energy efficiency as well as recycling. Its aim is to foster sustainability in the chemical industry. It comprises of around twenty stakeholders from academia, industry and the public sector. AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals.


    The German challenge owner presents the cluster perspective: Infraserv Höchst is the service provider of one of the largest industrial parks in Europe, the Industriepark Höchst. The park contains of 90 companies, most of them from the chemical and pharmaceutical industry with more than 20.000 employees. Large international companies such as Clariant, Sanofi, Celanese and Bayer CropScience hold manufacturing or research sites in Frankfurt. Infraserv provides the infrastructure for all located companies, covering areas such as energy, waste, health and mobility.
    You will have exclusive access to these corporations and work with each of them and their challenges – a valuable networking opportunity for your individual career development, as it will get you in touch with potential future collaborators.


    Aim of the summer school
    Our Summer School offers a learning-by-experiencing approach to tackle real-life challenges. Providing a broad range of in-depth theoretical knowledge, hands-on cases to apply the learning, inter-disciplinary thinking and cooperation, you will be able to boost your skills through the summer in Sweden and Germany.


    The summer school is designed with the following central learning objectives inspired by the general C-KIC summer school concept:



    • To equip participants with the knowledge of transformative, socio-technical innovation using a systems approach to deliver knowledge

    • To exchange ideas between students and experts and to develop new project ideas for innovation in the industry

    • To provide practice oriented tools that will enrich the student’s individual projects (e.g. backcasting methodology)


    To enable PhD students to link their individual research projects to low carbon finance and innovation activities.
    It is a unique opportunity for you:



    • To combine theory with practice in the field of business model analysis and circular economy.

    • To develop innovation strategies and ideas for stakeholder cooperation.

    • To meet, discuss and question key business leaders and policy-makers.

    • To get in touch with people from all over the world and to work in interdisciplinary teams.


    Programme
    Based in the city of Gothenburg and the city of Frankfurt, you will attend lectures, workshops and discussions; meet and discuss with world renowned experts, work with companies, and come up with solutions to drive our carbon neutral future. Guided by a learning coach you will work in interdisciplinary groups on the real-life challenges of the hosting companies. And, of course, enjoy leisure activities showcasing the cities you stay in.


    Week 1 (20 Aug -27 Aug): Gothenburg


































    Sunday 20 August



    Arrival



    Monday 21 August



    Welcome
    Setting the scene: Sustainability challenges in the chemical industry
    Introduction to industry clusters
    Welcome dinner



    Tuesday 22 August



    Methodology
    Introduction to backcasting methodology
    4 dimensions of sustainability



    Wednesday 23 August



    Methodology II
    Transitions in socio-technical systems
    The present state



    Thursday 24 August



    Site visit I
    Excursion to the site of a chemical company
    Presentation of the challenge from a company perspective



    Friday 25 August



    Business Model Theory
    Design thinking workshop
    Introduction to (circular) Business Model
    Workshop on Business Model mapping



    Weekend



    Trip to Frankfurt



    Week 2 (28 Aug -2 Sept): Frankfurt


































    Sunday 27 August



    Welcome in Frankfurt



    Monday 28 August



    Business Models in Practice
    Introduction to the cluster perspective
    Workshop on business model interactions



    Tuesday 29 August



    Site visit II
    Excursion to the Industrial Park Höchst
    Presentation of the challenge from a service provider perspective



    Wednesday 30 August



    Stakeholder dialogue
    Workshop on dialogue tools
    Dialogue session for group work with local stakeholders



    Thursday 31 August



    Group work
    Preparation of summary and final presentations
    Pitch training



    Friday 1 September



    Final Pitches
    Presentations of group works in front of a jury
    Wrap-up of the programme
    Farewell dinner



    Saturday 2 September



    Departure



     


    About the organisers
    This Summer School is organised by Climate-KIC and its partners Chalmers University of Technology and Provadis School of International Management and Technology and will be hosted by these partners. The challenges have been developed together with Climate KIC’s Sustainable Production System-theme (SPS). The SPS theme works to catalyse the transition to a zero carbon economy by seed-funding high-impact climate solutions, facilitating innovative cross-industry co-operation and supporting technological as well as unique business model innovation in regional clusters and value chains.


    Registration & Costs
    The PhD Summer School is an integral part of Climate-KIC’s PhD programme, for Climate-KIC labelled students, costs are fully covered. Furthermore, we are happy to welcome students pursuing their PhD outside of Climate-KIC and who are interested in climate change topics. Post-graduates with outstanding skills and motivation to participate are also invited to apply.


    For all non-labelled participants, the following fee applies:
    800,- EUR.


    The fee of the programme includes:



    • accommodation (in double rooms)

    • breakfast and lunch, approx. two dinners per week

    • local transportation & transfer from Gothenburg to Frankfurt


    Participants need to cover the travel costs to Gothenburg and home from Frankfurt themselves. After the confirmation of acceptance, invoices will be sent out to participants. Course fees need to be paid three weeks before the start of the programme.
    Main language is English; participants therefore should have sufficient language skills.


    Please register for this summer school through our Climate-KIC.org website until 1 July.
    http://learning.climate-kic.org/courses/phd-catapult


    Contact us
    In case of any questions concerning this PhD Summer school, feel free to contact Line Gry Knudsen (Education Lead) via line.gry.knudsen@climate-kic.org

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    Based on GRI’s introductory workshop on GRI and GRI sustainability reporting, this e-learning course aims to bring the participants closer to understanding the sustainability context, the role and value of sustainability reporting, and help them take the first steps on the GRI Sustainability Reporting Process.
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    A two-week thematic summer school across Europe


    Join a community of change-makers and share your knowledge and skills to develop solutions to climate change issues.


    Our two-week Summer Schools have climate-related topics and take place in different European locations. Connecting PhD students from around the globe, t...he Catapults are hubs for new ideas with interdisciplinary approaches.


    Combining knowledge from various disciplines, new skills are acquired and innovative ideas brought to life. A combination of discussions with international academic experts and practitioners, creative transferable skills sessions, inspiring workshops, site visits and assignments create a unique learning experience for our students. In addition to the delivery of knowledge and skills, the programme is about connecting people and ideas.


    In the summer of 2017 Climate-KIC offers three editions on different topics and locations:



    • Urban Transitions: Reshaping Urban Districts
      16-30 July in Amsterdam and Bologna

    • Sustainable Production Systems: Shaping cross-company innovation
      20 August - 2 September in Gothenburg and Frankfurt

    • Sustainable Land Use: Sustainable Land Use: Decrease the Environmental Footprint – Increase the Economic and Social Output
      17-30 September Örvényes, Lake Balaton and Valencia


    See the buttons on the left for more information on each Catapult edition.

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    This is a closed group for KU Leuven - Arenberg Doctoral School PhD course on e-waste.

    The course can be followed between March 27 and May 5, 2017. Subscription is mandatory before March 25, 2017.

    PhD students of the Arenberg Doctoral School can also defend their assignment (life or via skype) in the week of June, 26 w...ith prof. Karel Van Acker. When the course has been successfully concluded (i.e. proof of having followed the course, assignment and defence (pass)), it will be accepted for 2 ECTS.

    Master students following the course H00R6a "Sustainable Materials Managenemt" can follow this MOOC and make the related assignment as alternative for the assignment of the course. They will have to defend this MOOC assignment at the moment of their exam.
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    Welcome to the GRI Aspect: Employment course.


    You can start straight away by selecting the first learning nugget: The sustainability context. As you work through the course you can track your progress on the To do list in the left-hand column. Some items will be ticked off automatically and some... you will need to tick off. When you have completed the course, your Statement of Completion will be displayed for you to save.


    If you would like more guidance on how to use any features in this course and about the portal/community spaces in general, please take a look at the GRI FAQs or the Learning Portal User Guide. Most importantly, get involved and have fun!

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    Welcome to the GRI Aspect: Training and Education course.


    You can start straight away by selecting the first learning nugget: The sustainability context. As you work through the course you can track your progress on the To do list in the left-hand column. Some items will be ticked off automatica...lly and some you will need to tick off. When you have completed the course, your Statement of Completion will be displayed for you to save.


    If you would like more guidance on how to use any features in this course and about the portal/community spaces in general, please take a look at the GRI FAQs or the Learning Portal User Guide. Most importantly, get involved and have fun!

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    Welcome to the GRI Aspect: Energy course.


    You can start straight away by selecting the first learning nugget: The sustainability context. As you work through the course you can track your progress on the To do list in the left-hand column. Some items will be ticked off automatically and some you... will need to tick off. When you have completed the course, your Statement of Completion will be displayed for you to save.


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    Welcome to the GRI Aspect: Procurement Practices course.


    You can start straight away by selecting the first learning nugget: The sustainability context. As you work through the course you can track your progress on the To do list in the left-hand column. Some items will be ticked off automatical...ly and some you will need to tick off. When you have completed the course, your Statement of Completion will be displayed for you to save.


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    Welcome to the GRI Aspect: Child Labor course.


    You can start straight away by selecting the first learning nugget: The sustainability context. As you work through the course you can track your progress on the To do list in the left-hand column. Some items will be ticked off automatically and some you will need to tick off.... When you have completed the course, your Statement of Completion will be displayed for you to save.


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    Welcome to the GRI Aspect: Emissions course.


    You can start straight away by selecting the first learning nugget: The sustainability context. As you work through the course you can track your progress on the To do list in the left-hand column. Some items will be ticked off automatically and some you will need to tick off. W...hen you have completed the course, your Statement of Completion will be displayed for you to save.


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    Welcome to the GRI Aspect: Biodiversity course.


    You can start straight away by selecting the first learning nugget: The sustainability context. As you work through the course you can track your progress on the To do list in the left-hand column. Some items will be ticked off automatically and some you will need to tick off.... When you have completed the course, your Statement of Completion will be displayed for you to save.


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    This group provides a platform for all members of the Climate-KIC coach and training partners network to share and communicate.

    Share information, documents, events, project ideas between all members of the network! It will also serve as informal communication channel between Climate-KIC and the members of the network.
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