Urgent Need for Twin Green and Digital Transition in Industry, According to The Circularity Gap Report 2024

In light of The Circularity Gap Report 2024, recently released by the Circle Economy Foundation, it is evident that the global push towards a circular economy is more crucial than ever. Over the past five years, discussions on circular economy principles have surged, but the global circularity rate has declined from 9.1% to 7.2%. This … Read more

New OECD skills outlook: Skills for a Resilient Green and Digital Transition

In a comprehensive Skills Outlook report for 2023, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) highlights the urgent need for countries to significantly enhance their efforts in fortifying initial education systems. The report emphasizes the importance of providing improved upskilling and reskilling opportunities for lifelong learning, ensuring that skills available align more effectively with … Read more

TwinRevolution and SIBILA , two Erasmus+ projects looking for the innovation of the furniture and textile sectors

Partners of the TwinRevolution and SIBILA projects, co-funded by the Erasmus+ program held a joint workshop to explore potential collaborative opportunities within the framework of both projects. All partners of the TwinRevolution and SIBILA projects have convened at the Testing Textile Institute (TZU) in Brno, Czech Republic. During the meeting, Ms. Myriam Daddiza from the … Read more

Murcia and Cartagena Embrace the ‘TwinRevolution’ Project at Science and Technology Week

From October 20th to 22nd, the regional government organized the Science and Technology Week in the cities of Murcia and Cartagena. During this event, a total of 375 activities took place, including scientific demonstrations, workshops, live experiments, exhibitions, and contests, among others, which were open for the public to participate in. CETEM, Technology Centre of … Read more

Europe moves to a Circular Economy with the Skills Pact

In a world increasingly concerned about sustainability and environmental preservation, the European Union (EU) is at the forefront of the transition to a Circular Economy. This initiative seeks not only to improve economic efficiency, but also to promote inclusion and create quality jobs. The Circular Economy implies a significant change in business models and skills … Read more

Policy brief on Vocational Education and Training and Skills as springboards for the Circular Economy

CEDEFOP, the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Education, published a policy brief report titled “From linear thinking to green growth mindsets”, which looked at the occupations and skills that are essential for achieving a circular economy in the EU, and the role that vocational education and training (VET) can play in support. Cedefop’s … Read more

TwinRevolution project presented in Yecla Furniture Fair

The 61st edition of the Yecla Furniture Fair, Spain’s oldest furniture fair, took place in May 2023. CETEM, the Spanish furniture technology center, participated by showcasing their stand dedicated to the metaverse and its potential applications in the habitat sector. They provided an immersive experience for attendees, allowing them to interact with virtual objects and … Read more

The World Circular Economy Forum 2023 from 30 May to 2 June in Helsinki

The upcoming World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF) in 2023 aims to unite progressive visionaries and implementers who will showcase significant circular economy advancements. Scheduled from May 30 to June 2, WCEF2023 is a collaborative effort of Nordic Innovation, the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra, and global associates. This year’s World Circular Economy Forum’s website is up … Read more

Science–Policy in Action: Insights for the Green and Digital Transition

Science Europe, the association representing major public organisations that fund or perform research in Europe, has published a report to identify activities for science-informed policy making, map those funded and performed by research organisations, and suggests some recommendations.Based on the analysis, three recommendations are suggested for research organisations:

Industrial technology roadmap for circular technologies and business models

On January 24th, the European Commission released the latest version of the new European Research Area (ERA) industrial technology roadmap for circular technologies and business models (ERA Roadmap). The roadmap especially focuses on the EU’s textile, construction and energy-intensive industries (in particular chemical industries including polymers and plastic, metal and steel and ceramics) industrial ecosystems These ecosystems have a … Read more