Entries by prospexinstitute

A new narrative for multilateralism and globalisation

Dr. Kostakos has extensive experience working on United nations’ projects, as he was for instance involved in the preparation of the 2005 World Summit as a member of the Executive office of former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan. Moreover, he held the position of Acting Deputy Executive Secretary on the High-level Panel on Global Sustainability […]

First SecREEts Citizen Lab in Norway

Following up on our very first SecREEts Citizen lab in Ellesmere Port, UK, in January 2019, Prospex Institute went to Porsgrunn, Norway on 21 August 2019. Together with our partners Yara, REEtec and SINTEF, Prospex Institute has joined forces with Vekst i Grenland to organise the first Norwegian SecREEts Citizen Lab. This meeting took place […]

Policy Council 2019

On Friday 14 June 2019, Prospex Institute organised the first Policy Council of the Horizon 2020 SecREEts project in Brussels. This high-level meeting gathered experts and stakeholders from the European Rare Earth market to discuss challenges and trends related to critical supply of Rare Earth Elements in Europe. After and introduction to the industrial applications […]

First year of SecREEts: what we’ve done so far

A year ago, we were in Trondheim, Norway, for the kick-off of the Horizon 2020 SecREEts project. Earlier this week, on 5-6 June, we were celebrating the first birthday of SecREEts with our partners in Verneuil-en-Halatte, where our French partner INERIS is based. A lot has happened in one year, with the SecREEts consortium making […]

Registrations are open for the first SecREEts Policy Council

The Horizon 2020 SecREEts project is developing a European alternative to chemical separation of Rare Earth Elements and production of permanent magnets. Prospex Institute is organising the first SecREEts Policy Council in Brussels on Friday 14th of June 2019, from 10am to 12.30am followed by a networking lunch. The Policy Council will engage with stakeholders […]

A 2050 Vision for Textiles

Imagine this. It is 2050 and you live in Flanders, Belgium. A circular economy. Almost all the textiles you own are not yours to keep: you are renting your t-shirts, your curtains, your winter jacket… You buy a mere 2 kilograms of clothing per year – those items that are most private. The European market […]

From pilot to scale: Resyntex engages with value chain players

Resyntex has moved into the real-world testing of its technology for the chemical and biotechnical recycling of textile waste, with the construction of a pilot installation in Maribor. This pilot demonstrates the integrated value chain from waste textiles to secondary raw materials. Whilst technical feasibility is proven, now is the time to gain business validation.  […]

Local Energy Communities – Exploring Research, Technologies and Regulations for their Implementation in Europe

Local energy communities and smart energy systems are key elements to increase the use of renewable energy resources at a local level, helping locations with weak connections to the national grid to maximise their energy independence whilst also reducing carbon emissions. With the participation of European policy-makers and leading companies of the energy sector, the […]

Increasing Innovation in Forest Ecosystem Services

How can we find the right balance between using our forests and protecting them? Redefining the way we look at our forests and the services they provide us, the SINCERE projects is developing innovating actions that aim at achieving a sustainable balance between using these services while increasing the protection of this ecosystem. On 28-29 […]