Don’t Miss Our Event “Circular and Digital: Innovations for Sustainability in Companies and Value Chains” on 4 May 2023!

In the context of rising raw material prices, uncertainties in supply chains, and increasing regulatory pressure, the topic of Circular Economy is becoming the focus of many small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). At the event “Circular and Digital: Innovations for Sustainability in Companies and Value Chains”, co-organised by the CSCP and the Center for Innovation and Technology in North Rhein-Westphalia (NRW) – ZENIT,  we will discuss how digitalisation can support the circular transformation in NRW – join us on 4 May 2023!

Digitalisation can be a force for good when it comes to achieving greater sustainability. In the context of the Circular Economy, it is not only important for production processes, but also for all other aspects of the value chain, from material procurement to consumption and disposal/recycling processes.

But if you are an SME, where do you actually start, how do you successfully design circular business models, and what role do new approaches to digitalisation play in supporting these sustainability processes?

Together with a panel of experts and business representatives, we will deep dive into these questions as well as present and discuss possibilities and advantages of Circular Economy approaches in the value chain. During the three-hour event, we will also look into possible formats that need to be developed in order to accompany SMEs on their way to Circular Economy.

Arne von Hofe, CSCP Project Manager will hold an impulse talk on digital technologies and the implementation of Circular Economy approaches in SMEs.

The event’s panel will be moderated by Jürgen Schnitzmeier, Executive Director at ZENIT GmbH.


  • Michael Kuhndt, CSCP Executive Director
  • Reinhold Rünker, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Industry, Climate Protection and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Dr. Beate Krok, Zentrum für Wasser- und Umweltforschung, Universität Duisburg-Essen
  • Andreas Gahl, Mendener Präzisionsrohr GmbH

The event is aimed primarily at manufacturing SMEs in North Rhine-Westphalia.

Event: Circular and Digital: Innovations for Sustainability in Companies and Value Chains (Zirkular und Digital: Innovationen für Nachhaltigkeit im Unternehmen und in der Wertschöpfungskette)
Date: 4 May 2023
Time: 16:00-19:00
Place: ZENIT gGmbH, Mülheim and der Ruhr, Germany
Language: German
Cost: Free of charge

To join the event, please register now!

For further questions, please contact Thomas Wagner.