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CE² Lab 21 #4

Enabling circularity in an international business context

Today more than ever, innovation must go hand in hand with two fundamental priorities: minimising the impact on the natural environment and maximising the social benefits. Our planet needs us all to make a consolidated effort to reduce the environmental impact of our products. But how can circular economy be implemented in an international business context? Geomag plays a leading role in finding solutions to these problems.

The joint CE2 lab with Switzerland Global Enterprise starts with an immersion into the Geomag World, whereby participants have the chance to visit the plant as well as participate at a creation workshop. The programme then continues with a keynote introduction on Circularity in an international business followed by three parallel workshops.

Join us and discuss with the experts the possibilities of an international circular economy.

    2.00 pm | Welcome Refreshment, Geomag Creation Workshop and Plant Visit
    3.30 pm | Input & Welcome, Chamber of Commerce – Luca Albertoni, Director
    3.35 pm | Development of CE in Ticino, SUPSI – Alessandro Fontana, Professor Institute of Systems and Technologies for Sustainable Production
    3.45 pm | Business Case Geomagworld SA – Filippo Gallizia, CEO Geomagworld SA / Andrea Castrovinci, Professor Institute of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Technology
    4.00 pm | Inspiration Rytec circular – Tom Koch, Project Manager at Rytec AG
    4.10 pm | Introduction Workshops
    1) Challenges and Opportunities in a Transnational Economy
    2) Regulation and Possible Business Models
    3) Waste in a Transboundary Situation
    4.20 pm | Workshops
    4.50 pm | Wrap Up – David Avery, Head of Cleantech Switzerland Global Enterprise
    5.00 pm | Networking & Apéro

    Tom Koch

    Project Manager Circular Economy

    Tom Koch is an expert in circular economy with a focus on circular design and circular business models. He is a Project Manager at Rytec Circular. He has a BA in International Business and a MSc in Material Flow Management. He has working experience for BAUM. e.V. and five years at EPEA (DE) in Cradle to Cradle business development and project management.

    Filippo Gallizia

    CEO, Geomagworld SA

    Filippo Gallizia has a law degree from the University of Milan and BA courses at SDA Bocconi in Milan. As CEO of Geomagworld SA he is in charge of Research and Development, Industrialization, Production and Administrative / Financial Management. Before he gained experience at Marzorati Spa as CEO of mechanical transmission components and industrial fans as a CEO for elastic transmission at Trasmeccanica Spa.

    Alessandro Fontana

    Researcher & Lecturer, Institute of Systems and Technologies for Sustainable Production, SUPSI

    Alessandro Fontana is Lecturer & Researcher at SUPSI-ISTEPS. He graduated in Material Engineering from Politecnico di Milano in 2004, he had a six-year industrial experience in sustainability implementation, Life Cycle Assessment and Ecodesign of products and manufacturing processes within Legrand Group, BTicino S.p.A. Currently he is member of Sustainable Production Systems (SPS) Lab of SUPSI where his main research domain is sustainability assessment in manufacturing and circular economy contexts. He teaches Industrial Sustainability topics in the MSc. in Engineering (MSE) and in the BSc. of Industrial Management and Mechanical Engineering.

    Prof. Andrea Castrovinci

    Head of the Polymer Engineering Lab, Institute of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Technology, SUPSI

    Andrea Castrovinci holds a Master Degree in Chemistry and a PhD in Materials Science and Technologies. He has gathered more than 20 years of experience in managing applied research and lecturing on polymeric materials and related topics such as high added-value recycled polymers compounds, sustainable flame retarded polymers, (nano)composites, tailor-made polymer compounds, nanocoatings.


Date24 March 2022
Time2.00 – 5.00 pm followed by an apéro and company visit
LocationGeomagworld, Chiasso
Participants20 - 40 guests