Upcoming events

Smart Circular Cities Symposium, 8.10.2022, Vorhoelzer Forum, TUM

The Smart Circular Cities Symposium, organized by the MIT Club of Germany in partnership with BMW, the BMW Foundation’s Responsible Leaders and RISE Cities Programs, the Technical University of Munich, and Circular Munich, aims to inspire collective understanding and a common vision around what it means to make Munich a circular city.

The day will be filled with insightful speakers, opportunities to engage on panel discussions, pitches from startups active in the field of circularity, and an interactive workshop where we will co-create a vision for circularity in Munich. 

Participants are welcome to join remotely or (preferably) attend in person for networking, dialogue, and a day of innovation.

The programme in short:

    08:30 – 09:00: Arrival and registration
    09:00 – 09:15: Welcome & Opening: Wolfgang Ungerer (President, MIT Club of Germany (MITCG)) & Dr. Daphne Gondhalekar (Nexus@TUM & Director of Sustainability MITCG)
    09:15 – 09:45: Framing the Topic: Relevance of a Circular Approach to Cities. Speaker: Dr. Susanne Kadner (Acatech)
    09:45 – 10:05: Circulate Products & Materials. Speaker: Dr. Jens Thiemer (BMW)  
    10:05 – 10:30: Break
    10:30 – 10:50: Circular Cities Eliminating Waste & Pollution. Speaker: Dr. Magash Naidoo (ICLEI)
    10:50 – 11:10: Thriving neighbourhoods. Speaker: Julia Okatz (SYSTEMIQ)
    11:10 – 12:30: Regenerate Nature & Circularity Compass. Speaker: Paula Mertens (Circular Munich)
    12:30 – 13:15: Podium Discussion: Key Circular City Potentials. Moderated by: Dr. Matthias Ballweg (UnternehmerTUM)
    13:15 – 14:30: Lunch / Networking
    14:30 – 15:00: Start-Up Presentations: Market Place of Ideas
    15:00 – 16:00: Podium Discussion: Matching Key Potentials & Start-Ups. Moderated by: Niclas-Alexander Mauß (CirculaTUM)
    16:00 – 16:30: Break
    16:30 – 18:15: Workshop: Forging a joint Vision of Circular City Munich. Facilitated by: Dr. Eduardo Noboa (BMW Foundation RISE Cities), & Lina María Echverri-Roeder, Margarita Cejudo Perdomo, Paula Mertens & Elisabeth Hadley (Circular Munich)
    18:15 – 18:30: Summary and Closing: Wolfgang Ungerer & Dr. Daphne Gondhalekar
    18:30 – 19:30: Drinks Reception at the Forum 

Full programme and registration

Past events

1st Nexus@TUM workshop held on 03.02.2022 at Alte Post at TUM