E4S Meet-Up: Circular Economy

19.06.2023, 16h00 – 18h00

When? June 19, 16:00–19:00

Where? In person: SG 0213, EPFL

Zoom? https://epfl.zoom.us/j/64938225312 (Meeting ID: 649 3822 5312)

Description: This event aims to feature the latest research on circular economy conducted across our 3 institutions (EPFL, UNIL and IMD) while creating an opportunity to connect all academic experts on the topic and ignite fruitful discussions and exchanges. In addition, this session will allow us to explore interdisciplinary collaboration opportunities that can be funded through the E4S Call for Proposals.


  • Welcome (16:00 – 16:05)
    • Edoardo Chiarotti, Enterprise for Society (EPFL, UNIL, IMD)
  • Materials (16:05 – 16:30)
    • Martyn Wakeman, Laboratory for Processing of Advanced Composites (EPFL)
      Title: Carbon fiber industry NetZero 2050 transition strategy modelling
    • Corentin Fivet, Structural Xploration Lab (EPFL)
      Title: Waste no more: Circular reuse for the construction industry
    • Danick Briand, Soft Transducers Lab (EPFL)
      Title: Towards more sustainable electronics and sensing systems
  • Q&A
  • Waste (16:30 – 16:45)
    • Francesco Stellacci, Supramolecular Nano-Materials and Interfaces Laboratory (EPFL)
      Title: Nature-Inspired Circular-Economy Recycling for Proteins
    • René Véron, Faculty of Geosciences and Environment (UNIL)
      Title: Closing the food-waste-farm cycle in Dschang and Lausanne
  • Q&A
  • Businesses (16:45 – 17:15)
    • Xavier Castaner, Faculty of Hautes Études Commerciales (UNIL)
      Title: Inter organizational partnerships for sustainability
    • Dunia Brunner, Competence Center in Sustainability (UNIL)
      Title: Circular Economy for Small and Medium Enterprises
    • Estefania Amer, Department of Strategy, Globalization and Society (UNIL)
      Title: Future avenues of research in circular economy and business models: a practice-oriented perspective
  • Q&A
  • Macro (17:15 – 17:40)
    • Olivier Gallay, Faculty of Hautes Études Commerciales (UNIL)
      Title: Circularity in the transport sector
    • Manuele Margni, Industial Process and Energy Systems Engineering (EPFL)
      Title: How sustainable is circular economy
    • Boris Thurm / Xiang Li, Enterprise for Society (EPFL, UNIL, IMD)
      Title: Material and cost criticalities in the net-zero transition
  • Q&A
  • Initiatives on Campus (17:40 – 17:55)
    • Claire Saout, Sustainability Durabilite (VPT, EPFL)
      Title: The EPFL coming plan for circularity on Campus
    • Paula Cacault, Enterprise for Society (EPFL, UNIL, IMD)
      Title: The E4S Call for Proposal for Circular Economy
  • Q&A
  • Concluding Remarks (17:55 – 18:00)
    • Jean-Philippe Bonardi / Jean-Pierre Danthine, Enterprise for Society (UNIL, EPFL, IMD)

Networking Apéro (18:00 – 19:00)