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Closing the loop: Embracing a circular economy for sustainable healthcare

The session

A circular economy is a system in which preserving the value of raw materials is central, and therefore has a major impact on sustainability improvements and meeting sustainability goals. Manufacturers and designers are specifically looking at producing and designing in a different way, but the consumer also has a role to play in this and can largely follow the same steps. The strategies for circularity are formulated in a model known as the 10Rs, and refers to strategies in decreasing order of effectiveness. During this session experts from different backgrounds will pitch examples of sustainability improvements in healthcare for each of the R-strategies, i.e. refuse, reduce, reuse, repair, refurbish/remanufacture/repurpose, recycle and remine.

Where & When
  • Time: 14.45 - 16.00
  • Language: English
  • Room: MAIN Stage (TL 2275 | First floor)
  • Available seats: 250
  • Format: Live & Digital

The programme

14.45 - 14.50

Welcome & Introduction

14.50 - 14.58

Rolf Slaats, University of Twente

14.58 - 15.06

Louise Knight, University of Twente

15.06 - 15.14

Hugo Touw, Radboudumc

15.14 - 15.22

Lieke Poot, Isala (hospital Zwolle)

15.22 - 15.30

Refurbish, Remanufacturing, Repurpose
Wouter Nijhof, Siemens Healthineers

15.30 - 15.38

Ben Jansen, IkbenTech

15.38 - 15.46

Esra te Brinke, MST & University of Twente

15.46 - 15.54

Iris Hobo, Radboudumc

15.54 - 16.00

Closing words

Speakers & moderator

Speakers will be communicated in mid-September.