SWITCH:COLAB – consultative forum on circular economy solutions for industries

Published date
1 JUNE 2023
08:00 - 09:45 CET

What are some of the most important lessons learned from global projects on circular economy?  

As part of the World Circular Economy Forum 2023 in Helsinki, Finland, UNIDO is organizing the first edition of the SWITCH:COLAB, an in-person consultative forum to present and discuss innovative and scalable examples of applied circular economy conversions in industries, implemented in UNIDO-led projects across different regions in Africa and Asia Part of the SWITCH:COLAB programme will be open for WCEF2023 participants, and we invite them to join us for:


·      Fireside chat session (09:00-10:00 AM EET/ GMT+3, Helsinki time): We will explore important milestones, resources and lessons learned from two EU-funded flagships projects led by UNIDO: Switch to Circular Economy Value Chains (SWITCH2CE) project and SwitchMed project  You will get to hear and discuss innovative and scalable circular economy examples that are being implemented under these projects and beyond.


·      Interactive session of the Circularity Game on Plastic or Textile (10:00 - 10:45 AM EET/ GMT+3, Helsinki time): Developed by Circle Economy under the Switch to Circular Economy Value Chains project, this gamified assessment platform aims to assess and raise awareness among suppliers on their knowledge, adoption levels and needs in terms of the circular economy. Please bring your phone to access the Game online during this session.  

Location: Messukeskus Expo, Helsinki, Finland, Room 103 


Please register for one or both sessions by filling out the form below and join us in the discussion and networking.


If you wish to join us in-person in Messukeskus Expo centre in Helsinki, please register via the following LINK

The SWITCH:COLAB is co-organized by UNIDO (Switch2CE and SwitchMed projects) in collaboration with Circle Economy and Chatham House, with the financial support from the European Union and the Government of Finland. 


The SWITCH:COLAB is an Accelerator Session at the World Circular Economy Forum 2023 (

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