Take part in innovating new projects in Trace


22. Mar 2024


SDU, Odense, Denmark

Closed for registration

Join the mission and transition to a circular economy within plastics and textiles with your innovative ideas and research, solving the societal challenge of developing a circular infrastructure.

Bring your ideas to the table

Circular infrastructure, including value chains, logistics, digital platforms, data, citizen engagement, and communication, is critical to succeeding with the mission and transitioning to a circular economy within plastics and textiles.

At the beginning of March 2024, the Trace project will announce the next pool of financing for projects contributing with innovative solutions for a circular infrastructure. Trace invites and challenges you to apply your creative ideas or
research to solve the challenge of developing a circular infrastructure.

Private companies, public organisations, and researchers are invited to attend the open innovation workshop and collaboration event with the purpose to share, exchange, and co-create new project ideas.

Engage in project teams/consortia across disciplines with the competences needed to implement the project and create the intended output and impact.

Program March 22nd 2024

09:30 – 16:00

09.30 Arrival (breakfast and coffee)

10.00 Welcome and introduction to the program of the day Chairman of the board Dorethe Nielsen and director Anette Juhl.

10.15 What should we do next!

Workstream leaders present: The future calls & Introduction to the overall case. Danish Royal Academy, Else Skjold, Associate Professor, Roskilde University, Kristian Syberg, Associate Professor, University of Southern Denmark, Morten Birkved, Head of Unit, Professor

10.45 Introducing diverse challenges and opportunities from the perspective of a public institution, private entity, and the research community Create2Stay, Thomas Østergaard-Geisler Odense Kommune

11.30 Time to set the stage Workstream leaders will set the stage for to move on

11.45 Lunch

12.30 Afternoon session, stakeholders in workshop engagement

15.45 End of the day discussion

16.00 Farewell, and good luck

Non-Member: 900 DKK

Members: Free

(if you are a member of the Clean, Lifestyle and Design Cluster or part of the Trace partnership)


Process for the Pool 3 application

Beginning March 2024

Call for applications opens

(Budget for Pool 3: Approx 40 million DKK)

March 22nd 2024
Open innovation workshop to create consortia and develop project ideas

May 28th 2024
Deadline for application

Fall 2024
Announcement on
Pool 3 projects

The workshop is part of the Trace project, funded by The European Union and Innovation Fund Denmark


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