The AMICE learning and demonstration networkis the circular training event of the AMiCE (Advanced Manufacturingin Central Europe) project,funded by the Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE program.The AMiCE project tacklesthree major challenges faced by SMEs when adopting advanced manufacturing technologies: access to knowledge, promotion of investments,competitiveness of these projects.

Advanced manufacturing technologies are a key driver of competitiveness in many industries, creating opportunities for applying circular design strategies and contributingto keeping skills and jobs in central Europe. Additive manufacturingcan supportcircular design strategies by creating opportunities to extend a product's lifespan, forinstance by enabling repair or upgrades, even ifproducts were not originally designed forthis.

The training eventaims at consolidating the network and align its development to the future challenges foreseen for circular economy. It will bring together the main actors of the network and ensure the high-quality operation of their network. The event also includes presentations from relevant innovations in this field, considered as an enabler to achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Agendathrough eco-design and new business models. Recognizedexperts and decision-makers will participate in the event.

During the event, different sessionswill allow to identify new challenges and opportunitiesin order to be able to tackle them within the learning and demonstration network. This includes circularsuccesses storiesin areas such as circular economy strategies, industrial symbiosis, advance manufacturing, ecodesign, etc.givingparticipants the opportunity to grow their network of circular partners.

The AMICE training event, organizedin Genova, Italy, isscheduled with the5thEdition Genova Smart Weekevent, when Genoa becomes the top showcase of the Smart Cities field,thus a perfect chance to visit the city.


Thursday 28 November2019


Institutional welcome

Matteo CAMPORA, Deputy Mayor for Environment, City of GenovaGuido CONFORTI, Deputy Confindustria Genova, Senior Executive Manager of Economic Development, City of Genova

Marco INVERNIZZI, University of Genova, Vice-Chancellor for Research and technology transfer

Introductionof AMICE project and objectives of the training

Flavio Tonelli, University of Genova, Board Member and Regional Delegate -National Technological Cluster on Intelligent FactoryKatharina Schöps, Technical University of Chemnitz


Session 1 Good practices and examples of innovation services in EU

Moderator of the session: Ricardo del Valle, Bax & Company

Raffaella BRUZZONE, EU Affairs and EEN Coordinator, Genova Chamber of Commerce's Executive Agency

Susy Longoni, InnovHub, Executive Agency Milano Chamber of CommercePaola MIGLIORINI, Deputy Head of Unit, European Commission, DG Environment, Sustainable Production, Products and Consumption -Team Leader Circular Economy Ilaria Re, Vanguard Initiative


Poster session: pitch presentations from network operators Networking and light lunch


Session 2: future challenges for circular economy and consequences for the network of pilot lines and demonstrators

What are the future challenges for Circular Economy

Prof. Fabio IRALDO, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies of Pisa, GREEN-Bocconi Observatory on Green Economy

AMICE’s regional foresight scenarios for circular economy (WP1)

Johana Reiland, Bax & Company

Regional challenges and future perspectives

AMICE tandems 5 minutes statements

16:00 –17:00

Session 3: Building a common vision and perspectives for the network of pilot lines and demonstrators

Moderators of the session: Katharina Schöps and Flavio Tonelli

Friday 29 November 2019


Tour: visit to the production line repairing broken blades using the additive manufacturing process – Ansaldo Energia


Session 4: Keynote Lectures

Cradle to Cradle design concept

Michael BRAUNGART, co-founder ofCradle to Cradle®(Germany)


Session 5: Circular successes stories

Moderator of the session: Prof. Adriana DEL BORGHI, University of Genova, Chancellor’s Delegate for Environmental Sustainability

Circular Economy design of train components

Davide Bonaffini-Hitachi Rail Italy, Polytecnic of Milan

Circular Boats & Technologies -3D printing of jigs

Paolo Licinio Nazzaro -SUPERFICI S.c.r.l


Networking + light lunch


Session 6: Closing session and network perspectives

Moderatorsof the session: Melissa Demartini and Johana Reiland