SMEs Full Stream Ahead!

SMEs Full STREAM Ahead! combines technology, design and business modelling expertise in the field of waste streams to help SMEs make the transition to a closed loop economy.

Take part in the hybrid KICK-OFF & Community event and discover the project!


From 12.00 uur

  • Registration and lunch

13.00 to 15.00 uur: Euregional Kick-off (+ live stream)

  • Welcome by Dhr. Tom Vandeput, Deputy for Economy, Innovation and European Affairs
  • Dhr. Jo Brouns, Flemish Representative and 
    Mayor of Kinrooi
  • Dhr. Mark Vos, Coordinator of the programme Interreg VA Euregio Meuse-Rhine
  • Presentation of the project partners by Mr. Marc Vandewalle, Managing Director of UCLL University.
  • Keynote ‘the circular economy from an entrepreneur point of view’ by Dhr. Jan Leyssens, expert in circular economy and social innovation Switchrs.

15.30 to 17.00 uur: Online Community Event

  • Interactive online debate between Jan Leyssens (Switchrs), Bart Lodewijckx (Unizo) and Frederik Delbart (designer/creative director) on the challenges of/for SMEs in the circular economy. Moderator: Saartje Boutsen (Sustainable Business Support)