Dutch Circular Economy Week

Netherlands | 3rd until 7th of February 2020

From Monday 3 February to Friday 7 February 2020, the Netherlands is completely devoted to the circular economy.
Circular front runners organize all kinds of events to include other professionals in the circular economy. Theme of this anniversary edition is TOUR CIRCULAR! Throughout the country, good examples are given a stage, front runners meet and starters are provided with concrete tools to get started themselves.There are more than 130 events throughout the week, most of them in Dutch.

The HCH event on February 6 will be in Dutch, but we have found some interesting events that will be in English and that are fit for an international audience. We have listed them below (scroll down), and will add updates if we find new events. Your English spoken event not listed? Please send an email to diana.degraaf@hollandcircularhotspot.nl.


English spoken events in the Dutch Circular Economy Week

Monday February 3

The Value of Tracking Circular Assets , 14:30 – 18:00 | Utrecht

Discover the relevant tracking technologies to date, with Circle Economy.

Nordic Circular Economy Summit  15.30 – 19.00 | Amsterdam

Bringing Nordic corporates, researchers, governments and other stakeholders together with Dutch counterparts. Meet HCH’s CE Freek van Eijk at this meeting!

Fail Forward #5 Circular Edition 19:30-21.30 | Amsterdam

Listen to inspirational stories of Roetz Bikes and local milk farmers Boeren van Amstel


Tuesday February 4

no events found (yet)


Wednesday February 5

Discover The Blue Connection 09:00 – 16:00 | Amsterdam

The world’s first circular strategy simulation game, check out this case at the HCH website!

Circular Harvest Event 10:00 – 17:00 | Rotterdam

The Circular Economy & Business Innovation Field Lab invites you at BlueCity.


Thursday February 6

Circular Building Technology 14:00 – 18:00 | Heerlen

How to combine circular principles with a downsizing real estate market?

Loopholes in the Circular Economy 16:00 – 18:00 | Utrecht

This session will introduce an integrated way of looking at circular economy.


Friday February 7

Workshop Bioplastic Materials 9:00- 12.30 | Amsterdam

Learn everything about bioplastics!

Innovating the Plastics Value Chain, 9:00- 17.30 | Amsterdam

Conference about disruptive technologies all along the plastics value chain, with 16 international innovative startups.

Demo Day |Pitches from the Investment Ready Program, 13:00 – 17:00 | Amsterdam

Twelve participants will each pitch their business plan (NOTE: invite-only)

Fuckup Nights Rotterdam – What a Waste, 20:00- 22.30 | Rotterdam

Four circular entrepreneurs will share their stories and, of course, the failures along the way at BlueCity!