The New Plastics Economy: Circular Business Models and Sustainability

The Summer School of the BIO-PLASTICS EUROPE project

Year 2023
Campus Bologna
Credits Programme without credits
Starting date Jul 10, 2023
Finishing date Jul 14, 2023
Application deadline Apr 30, 2023 (Expired)
Enrolment start and end 01/03/2023 to 30/04/2023
Course overview
The programme will focus on sustainable strategies and solutions for bio-based plastics to support the EU-Plastics Strategy and promote a new plastics economy. Dynamic lectures given by passionate guest speakers from the science, policy and the industry fields will be alternated with site visits at innovative companies and plants. Hands-on sessions assisted with mentoring and tutoring have been designed in helping participants gain insightful knowledge through practical application. Specifically, participants will work in different groups to discuss and address real-life business challenges, giving them the opportunity to apply the concepts learned during the lectures in a practical setting, and projects will be evaluated by a Scientific Committee.
Subject area
Sciences and technology, Sociology, Economics, Law
Learning outcomes
The Summer School aims to improve the professional skills and command of experts already working and of those who want to be trained to work within the circular economy and bioeconomy. Notably, training activities aim to broaden knowledge on sustainability and circularity with specific applications to fossil-based, bio-based, and biodegradable plastics value chains.
Number of participants
5 days
Admission qualifications
Admission is limited to 30 participants who have accomplished the free and open-access Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) The new plastics economy: circular business models and sustainability.
Linguistic skills
The Summer School will be taught entirely in English.
Other requirements
Selection will be an on-going process:

- The first round of selection will close on March 31st, 2023, and the results will be communicated by mid-April 2023.
- The second round of selection will close on April 30th, 2023, and the results will be communicated by mid-May 2023.
Selection criteria
Candidates will be selected based on their background, motivation, and fit with the goals of the program. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in sustainability and the future of plastics, as well as a willingness to learn and work collaboratively with other people from around the world. Priority will be given to those candidates who have already concluded the MOOC at the moment of the application submission.
Place of teaching
Bologna Business School
Via degli Scalini 18 - Bologna, Italia

Bologna Campus
Via Zamboni 33 - Bologna, Italia