Webinar "Circular Economy and opportunities for the Green Deal"



Ulysseus European University is launching a brand new series of webinars on key regional and local challenges.

These are part of the calendar of activities of “COMPASS: Leading Ulysseus to become a European University excellence model through Research and Innovation”, a Horizon 2020 project of Ulysseus and the flagship for its R&I agenda and strategy.

Organised by Ulysseus Innovation Hubs, these webinars will bring together experts from academia, industry and NGO’s, among other organisations to discuss key regional and local challenges.

This series will start on Monday 29 November at 2.00pm. On this day, Ulysseus Food, Biotechnology & Circular Economy Innovation Hub will host the webinar titled “Circular Economy and opportunities for the Green Deal” on bio-economy for sustainable food production and circular economy.

About this webinar

Is it the European Green Deal a game changer? The European Green Deal aims to face climate change and environmental degradation and transform the EU into a modern and competitive economy. Sustainable strategies, such as the transition to a circular economy, will facilitate achieving climate neutrality and biodiversity loss, while reducing pressure on natural resources and creating sustainable growth and jobs. However, what does the Green Deal effect the legal situation in EU countries? What impact will circular economy have to tackle these challenges? Where can companies and universities set actions, and how can we all contribute?

These and more questions will be discussed in a panel with the following experts:

  • Karin Huber-Heim, Director of Circular Economy Forum Austria
  • Minna-Maari Harmaala, Lecturer of Corporate Responsibility at Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences
  • Markus Frischhut, Professor & Study Coordinator European Union Law at MCI | The Entrepreneurial School®
  • Christoph Griesbeck, Head of the Biotechnology department at MCI | The Entrepreneurial School®, Innovation Hub Coordinator at Ulysseus for Food, Biotechnology & Circular Economy, and facilitator of this webinar.


More information and registration:

  • Monday, 29th November 2021
  • 2 – 3:30 pm CET time
  • Online