Biopolymers eco-design to address sustainability challenges for the ocean’s protection

1st Stakeholder Labs workshop

3rd March 2021 (15:00 – 17:00 CET)

 

Glaukos aims at developing innovative alternatives for textiles to significantly reduce the carbon and plastic footprint of clothing and fishing gear.

 

OBJECTIVES OF THE WORKSHOP:

  • Stimulate the debate, identify challenges and provide recommendations for the design of more sustainable bio-based textiles for fishing gears and clothes.
  • Initiate 2 Glaukos Stakeholder Labs (fishing gears and clothes) to integrate, through a multi-actor approach, the stakeholders’ perspectives in the project’s tasks and activities.

EXPECTED OUTCOMES:

  • Provide information and recommendations for the project activities
  • Ensure the impact and adoption of future outcomes
  • Collect stakeholders’ specific requirements
  • Identify concerns, barriers and obstacles

CHALLENGES DISCUSSED:

  • Feedstock related challenges
  • Technical scientific challenges for polymer development
  • Utility (performance) challenges
  • Certification/standards related challenges
  • Sustainability challenges, LCA and Eco-design
  • End of Life challenges
  • Market/communication/exploitation challenges

TARGET PARTICIPANTS:

  • scientific/research community
  • policy makers
  • stakeholder related to fishing and clothing (primary sector, industries, SMEs, retailers)
  • multipliers and innovation ecosystem enablers (associations, clusters, NGOs, Institutions, initiatives, etc.)
  • Investors
  • standardisation and certification bodies
  • civil society representatives

AGENDA

SPEAKERS PRESENTATIONS

RESULTS

 

For more information: Michela Cohen cohen@fvaweb.it