Dinapsis Valencia, Hidraqua’s innovation center, hosted a focus group with the aim of publishing various practical events and initiatives related to circular economy and industry. This conference has brought together many relevant actors from the public and private sectors from the province of Valencia on this subject. It has the participation of institutions such as the Las Naves Social and Urban Innovation Center of the Valencia City Council and the Valencian Innovation Agency AVI; AIDIMME Technology Institute; Paterna city of companies and institutions in the water and environment sector such as Veolia and Aguas Municipales de Alicante, EM
With the help of this Hidraqua Dinapsis Valencia innovation center, in collaboration with Veolia, Cristina Baixauli, director of Dinapsis Valencia, published a map and vision of the circular economy in Spanish cities. Likewise, Jose Javier Celtron, development director of Veolia, assessed decarbonization as a process that reduces carbon emissions into the atmosphere.
Throughout this focus group, Lidia García from the Social Innovation Center of Los Naves presented some circular economy projects developed in the city of Valencia within the framework of Missions Valencia 2030; Paula Rico from the Valencian Innovation Agency AVI shared the role of the Special Strategic Innovation Groups (CEIE), specifically the development of the Circular Economy CEIE.
On the other hand, Lucia Jorda from the AIDIMME technical company has highlighted the activities of the Industrial Symbiosis Laboratory of the Valencian Community promoted by IVACE and José María Martínez, representative of the Paterna Ciudad de Empresas administration, has highlighted the role of the public. Development and integration of Paterna commercial complex into an innovative and investment-attractive environment. Finally, Inaki Casals, head of the R&D&I department at Aguas de Alicante, highlighted the main objectives of the circular in the integrated water cycle.
Likewise, representative of the industry-business phenomenon, this event featured a workshop led by Area101 to define future challenges and opportunities for cities to promote a circular economy through collaboration.