Another Innovation Forum was completed succesfully!!

Innovation Forum 2021 took place on November 30 in Brussels



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Day 1
30 Nov 2021


  • Welcome & introduction, Massimo Bussuoli, Head of NTNU Brussels Office
  • European Strategy for Circularity, Mattia Pellegrini, European Commission
  • Innovation Forum 2021 for Sustainability, Rocco Lagioia, COO ITRB Group
  • Innovation Forum Tool, Sotirios Grammatikos, Director of ASEMlab, Manager of Group Sustainable Composites, Department of Manufacturing & Civil Engineering, NTNU & Francesca di Carolo, Senior Engineer, ITRB Group
Sotirios Grammatikos
Rocco Lagioia
Mattia Pellegrini
Massimo Busuoli

Metal Processing

  • Konstantinos Kollias, Innovation Project Officer European Aluminium
  • Integrated approach to Alumina production by-products: Scale and Removal projects, Thymis Balomenos, Senior Consultant Mytilineos S.A.
  • Disrupting Alumina production process: the Ensureal project, Casper Van Der Eijk, Senior Researcher at SINTEF
Casper Van Der Eijk
Thymis Balomenos
Konstantinos Kollias

Metal Products – The Green Tiles

  • Transforming Bauxite Residue into Alternative Cement, Yiannis Pontikes, Professor at KU Leuven
  • Technology Transfer and Scalability, Pablo Martínez, Director, ITRB Group
  • Venture Capital and Private Project Financing, Rafa Millan, Chief Investment Officer, The Green Capital
Yiannis Pontikes
Rafa Millan

Plastic Processing

  • Clustering of Plastic Processing in EU projects, Irma Mikonsaari, Research and development Manager at the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology
  • Creator Project, Kevin Moser, Dr. Eng. In Material Development and Compounding Technology Group at the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology (ICT)
  • Remadyl Project, Tom Vercoutere, Researcher “Plastic characterisation, processing & recycling” in CENTEXBEL
Irma Mikonsaari

Plastic Products

  • The Green 3d Printing Filament, Elke van der Walle, Research Scientist at CENTEXBEL
  • Technology Transfer and Scalability, Fernando Muñoz Marin, Director, ITRB Group
  • Financing Opportunities to Integrate European Funding with National Resources, Francesco Carabellese, External Expert REPRISE (MINISTRY OF UNIVERSITY AND RESEARCH) - EU Project Manager
Francesco Carabellese
Fernando Muñoz Marin
11:30 - 12:00

Coffee Break

Energy Storage & Recycling

  • Sotirios Grammatikos, NTNU
  • Stationary Energy Storage: RedOx Flow Batteries for long-duration applications, Matteo Salerno, COO Sinergy Flow
  • Stationary Energy Storage: Electrolytes for RedOx Flow Batteries, Carlo Ricci, Professor, Universita’ di Cagliari
  • Stationary Energy Storage: Vanadium Electrolytes Recycling from RedOx Flow Batteries, Peter Fisher, Group leader of the Redox Flow Battery Group at the Applied Electrochemistry Department at Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology (ICT)
Peter Fischer
Carlo Ricci
Matteo Salerno
Sotirios Grammatikos


  • ITRB Sustainability Assesment Tool, Rocco Lagioia, COO ITRB Group
  • Social Sustainability Analysis, Enrico Mosconi, Professor, Universita’ della Tuscia
Rocco Lagioia
13:20 - 14:00


Plastic Circularity Multiplyer Initiative

  • Plastic Circularity Multiplyer Initiative, Abdul Rahim, Crowdhelix Co-founder and Director
Abdul Rahim


  • NONTOX Project, Malin zu Castell-Rüdenhausen, Research Scientist at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

  • Circular Flooring Project & Creasolv Technology, Swetlana Wagner, Senior Scientist Fraunhofer IVV

Malin zu Castell-Rüdenhausen
Day 2
13 Oct 2022


Rafael Guinea

Local Approach to Plastics Waste Management

Jaume Bassa

Upcycling projects

Sotirios Grammatikos
14:20 - 15:15


Day 3
14 Oct 2022

Regulatory Issues

  • "Recycling of plastics with legacy additives: Overview of existing legislation and regulation" Roeland Juchtmans
  • "Regulatory aspects on plastics films" María Vera Durán (view presentation)

Private initiatives related with plastic recycling in Mallorca

Recycled filament pilot project - turning local waste into resources