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This was the CIRCULAR REPUBLIC FESTIVAL 2023
NOV. 15-18, 2023

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#CRF23 at a glance

The event for circular economy innovation, bringing together all visionaries to accelerate circular transformation in our economy.

  • Four-day flagship event on circular economy

  • Five innovation and impulse areas

  • 90 top speakers and thought leaders in circular economy

  • 2000+ participants

  • 18 panel discussions

  • 32 start-up pitches

  • 5 hands-on workshops on circular business models

  • 10 Circular Hackfest challenges

  • Networking and best practices


WHERE:
MUNICH URBAN COLAB | City of Munich + online

WHEN: November 15-18, 2023

Coming together and starting the collaboration

At the CIRCULAR REPUBLIC FESTIVAL, we sparked the necessary collaboration and innovation by bringing together the tech ecosystem with politics and corporates.

Why should you join the CIRCULAR REPUBLIC FESTIVAL?

SHARE IDEAS

Showcase your circular economy innovation and initiative to speed up the system change. Motivate to follow you.

MEET RELEVANT PLAYERS

Benefit from networking opportunities and develop relationships with start-ups, corporates, politics, science and society.

GET INSPIRED

Be inspired by thought leaders, pilot projects, best practices, revolutionary ideas and concrete approaches to take action.

Thank you all for making #CRF23 happen!

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The #CRF23 
Speakers

CIRCULAR REPUBLIC FESTIVAL Speaker Christian Adler twinu

Christian Adler

Co-Founder & Managing Director

twinu
CIRCULAR REPUBLIC FESTIVAL Speaker Seda Akinci acatech

Seda Akinci

Scientific Officer for Circular Economy

acatech
Circular Republic Festival Speaker Stefan Alscher Effizienz-Agentur NRW

Stefan Alscher

Head of Circular Design Hub NRW

Effizienz-Agentur NRW
Circular Republic Festival Speaker Carlos Alvarez Pereira The Club of Rome

Carlos Alvarez Pereira

Vice President

The Club of Rome
Circular Republic Festival Speaker Hannes Ametsreiter

Hannes Ametsreiter

High-Tech Entrepreneur & former CEO Vodafone

VV Holding
CIRCULAR REPUBLIC FESTIVAL Speaker Thibault de Assi Siemens

Thibault de Assi

General Manager and Global Head of Industrial Computing

Siemens
CIRCULAR REPUBLIC FESTIVAL Speaker Matthias Ballweg CIRCULAR REPUBLIC

Matthias Ballweg

Co-Founder and Director

CIRCULAR REPUBLIC
CIRCULAR REPUBLIC FESTIVAL Speaker Britta von Beckedorff Messe München

Britta von Beckedorff

Deputy Exhibition Director IFAT Munich

Messe München
CIRCULAR REPUBLIC FESTIVAL SPEAKER Michael Bernath MAN Truck & Bus SE

Michael Bernath

Head of New Powertrain Components Development

MAN Truck & Bus SE
CIRCULAR REPUBLIC FESTIVAL Speaker Christine Betz BSH Home Appliances Group

Christine Betz

Chief Sustainability Officer

BSH Home Appliances Group
CIRCULAR REPUBLIC FESTIVAL Speaker Alexander Bilgeri BMW Group

Alexander Bilgeri

Vice President Communications Human Resources, Production, Purchasing and Sustainability

BMW Group
Circular Republic Festival Speaker Sophia von Bonin Project Together© Samuel Groesch

Sophia von Bonin

Strategic Lead Circular Futures

Project Together
CIRCULAR REPUBLIC FESTIVAL SPEAKER Maximilian Bork Circularity Capital

Maximilian Bork

Investment Associate

Circularity Capital
CIRCULAR REPUBLIC FESTIVAL Speaker Christine Braun Bundesverband Nachhaltige Wirtschaft e.V.

Christine Braun

Leitung Netzwerkarbeit & Kreislaufwirtschaft

Bundesverband Nachhaltige Wirtschaft e.V.
CIRCULAR REPUBLIC FESTIVAL Speaker Manuel Braun Systemiq

Manuel Braun

Lecturer & Visiting Researcher

Technical University Munich
Speaker Circular Republic Festival Aurel Ciobanu Dordea European Commission

Aurel Ciobanu-Doreda

Director in charge of Circular Economy

European Commission
CIRCULAR REPUBLIC FESTIVAL SPEAKER Johannes Daiberl initiative zirkuläres bauen

Johannes Daiberl

M.A. Architecture TUM

initiative zirkuläres bauen
CIRCULAR REPUBLIC FESTIVAL Speaker Sebastian Daus FixFirst

Sebastian Daus

Co-Founder & CEO

FixFirst
CIRCULAR REPUBLIC FESTIVAL Speaker Felicitas Deiler UnternehmerTUM

Felicitas Deiler

Manager

UnternehmerTUM
Speaker Circular Republic Festival Flore de Durfort Point Twelve

Flore de Durfort

CEO & Co-founder

Point Twelve
CIRCULAR REPUBLIC FESTIVAL Speaker Francois Xavier Dosne on

Francois-Xavier Dosne

Head of Innovation Business Strategy

On
CIRCULAR REPUBLIC FESTIVAL SPEAKER Hans Christian Eberl Circular Economy

Hans Christian Eberl

Policy Officer / Team Leader R&I Circular Economy

European Commission
Circular Republic Festival Speaker Lars Eiermann Managing Director TUM Venture Lab Sustainability Circular Economy

Lars Eiermann

Managing Director

TUM Venture Lab Sustainability Circular Economy
CIRCULAR REPUBLIC FESTIVAL Speaker Philipp Eisenmann Messe München

Philipp Eisenmann

Exhibition Director IFAT Munich

Messe München
Circular Republic Festival Speaker Anja Eisenreich BSH

Anja Eisenreich

Project Manager Circular Economy

BSH Home Appliances Group
CIRCULAR REPUBLIC FESTIVAL Speaker Felix Ferstl Anada Impact Ventures

Felix Ferstl

Principal

Anada Impact Ventures
CIRCULAR REPUBLIC FESTIVAL Speaker Florian Festl FOCUS Online

Florian Festl

Editor in Chief

FOCUS Online
Sarah Fleischer CEO tozero

Sarah Fleischer

Co-Founder and CEO

tozero
CIRCULAR REPUBLIC FESTIVAL Speaker Malte Gallée MdEP

Malte Gallée

MdEP

European Parliament
CIRCULAR REPUBLIC FESTIVAL Speaker Armando García Schmidt Bertelsmann Stiftung

Armando García Schmidt

Senior Expert Sustainable Social Market Economies

Bertelsmann Stiftung
Circular Republic Festival Speaker Saba Ghirmai FOCUS online Earth

Saba Ghirmai

Head of FOCUS online Earth

BurdaForward
CIRCULAR REPUBLIC FESTIVAL Speaker Nora Sophie Griefahn Cradle To Cradle

Nora Sophie Griefahn

Co-Founder and Executive Director

Cradle To Cradle
CIRCULAR REPUBLIC FESTIVAL Speaker Slike Grimhardt UnternehmerTUM

Slike Grimhardt

Manager

UnternehmerTUM
Dietmar Harhoff

Dietmar Harhoff

Director

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition
Circular Republic Festival Speaker Arjan Hassing City of Amsterdam / CircuLaw

Arjan Hassing

Circular Innovation Strategist

City of Amsterdam / CircuLaw
Christian Haub CEO Tengelmann

Christian Haub

CEO

Tengelmann Twenty-One
Circular Republic Festival Speaker Ines Haydn Effizienz-Agentur NRW

Ines Haydn

Project Coordinator for Circular Economy

Effizienz-Agentur NRW
CIRCULAR REPUBLIC FESTIVAL SPEAKER Andrea Heil Architects for Future

Andrea Heil

Bauingenieurin TUM, Consultant

Architects for Future
CIRCULAR REPUBLIC FESTIVAL Speaker Heinrich Matthias EPEA GmbH

Matthias Heinrich

Circular Economy Specialist

EPEA GmbH – Part of Drees & Sommer
CIRCULAR REPUBLIC FESTIVAL Speaker Mathias Held SAP

Mathias Held

Head of Engineering

Green Token, SAP
Circular Republic Festival Speaker Carina Hermandi Project Prosperkolleg at Hochschule Ruhr West

Carina Hermandi

Research Associate

Project Prosperkolleg at Hochschule Ruhr West
CIRCULAR REPUBLIC FESTIVAL SPEAKER Linda Hildebrand RWTH Aachen

Linda Hildebrand

Juniorprofessorin für Rezykliergerechtes Bauen

RWTH Aachen
CIRCULAR REPUBLIC FESTIVAL Speaker Philipp Hödl Plug and Play

Philipp Hödl

Ventures Team

Plug and Play
Circular Republic Festival Speaker Inge Hofkens Aurubis

Inge Hofkens

COO Multimetal Recycling

Aurubis AG
CIRCULAR REPUBLIC FESTIVAL Speaker Patrick Hypscher Circularity.fm

Patrick Hypscher

Entrepreneur, PaaS Expert

Circularity.fm / Circularity e.V.
Speaker Circular Republic Speaker Thomas Innerebner BMW

Thomas Innerebner

Business Model Development Circular Economy

BMW Group
Stephen Jamieson

Stephen Jamieson

Global Head of Circular Economy Solutions

SAP SE
Circular Republic Festival Speaker Lubomila Jordanova CEO and Founder Plan A

Lubomila Jordanova

CEO & Founder

Plan A
Circular Republic Festival Speaker Susanne Kadner CIRCULAR REPUBLIC

Susanne Kadner

Co-Founder and Head of Ecosystems

CIRCULAR REPUBLIC
CIRCULAR REPUBLIC FESTIVAL Speaker Hans-Peter Kleebinder Universität St. Gallen

Hans-Peter Kleebinder

MD Smart Mobility Executive Education

Universität St. Gallen
CIRCULAR REPUBLIC FESTIVAL Speaker Xavier Kohll Circu Li-ion

Xavier Kohll

CTO

Circu Li-ion
CIRCULAR REPUBLIC FESTIVAL SPEAKER Dominik Krause Landeshauptstadt München

Dominik Krause

2. Bürgermeister

Landeshauptstadt München
CIRCULAR REPUBLIC FESTIVAL SPEAKER Christine Kugler Landeshauptstadt München

Christine Kugler

Referentin für Klima- und Umweltschutz

Landeshauptstadt München
CIRCULAR REPUBLIC FESTIVAL Speaker Marianne Kuhlmann Circularity e.V.

Marianne Kuhlmann

Co-Founder & Lead

Circularity e.V.
CIRCULAR REPUBLIC FESTIVAL SPEAKER Andrea Kustermann Hochschule München

Andrea Kustermann

Professorin für Bauchemie, Baustoffe und Bauen im Bestand

Hochschule München
Circular Republic Festival Speaker Gary Lewis CEO Resourcify

Gary Lewis

CEO

Resourcify
Circular Republic Festival Speaker Ramona Liberoff Executive Director PACE

Ramona Liberoff

Executive Director

PACE (Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy)
CIRCULAR REPUBLIC FESTIVAL Speaker Markus Lintl Orcan Energy

Markus Lintl

Head of Industry & New Business

Orcan Energy
CIRCULAR REPUBLIC FESTIVAL Speaker Manon Sarah Littek Generation Fund

Manon Sarah Littek

Founding Partner

Green Generation Fund
Martijn Lopes Cardozo 1 1

Martijn Lopes Cardozo

CEO

Circle Economy
CIRCULAR REPUBLIC FESTIVAL SPEAKER Jens Loschwitz BDE

Jens Loschwitz

Managing Director

BDE
CIRCULAR REPUBLIC FESTIVAL Speaker Marianne Magnus-Melgar cscp

Marianne Magnus-Melgar

Project Coordinator

cscp
CIRCULAR REPUBLIC FESTIVAL Niclas Alexander Mauss CIRCULAR REPUBLIC

Niclas-Alexander Mauss

Co-Founder and Head of Operations

CIRCULAR REPUBLIC
CIRCULAR REPUBLIC FESTIVAL Speaker Tony Murdzhev Accenture Song

Tony Murdzhev

Business Design Lead, Sustainability

Accenture Song
CIRCULAR REPUBLIC SPEAKER Aron Nemeth LiBCycle

Aron Nemeth

Co-Founder

LiBCycle
Circular Republic Festival Speaker Claas Oehlmann BDI

Claas Oehlmann

Executive Director

BDI Initiative Circular Economy
CIRCULAR REPUBLIC FESTIVAL SPEAKER Bernd Oswald PropTechGROPYUS

Bernd Oswald

Co-Founder & Vice President Development & M&A

GROPYUS
Jordi Pascual Lead of the cities proramme Circle Economy

Jordi Pascual

Circle Cities Lead

Circle Economy
Circular Republic Festival Speaker Nicolas Peter Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the BMW Foundation

Nicolas Peter

Chairman of the Board of Trustees

BMW Foundation
CIRCULAR REPUBLIC FESTIVAL SPEAKER  Ben Pohl sàrl

Ben Pohl

Urban Designer

sàrl
Janez Potocnik Co Chair International Resource Panel IRP

Janez Potočnik

Co-Chair

UNEP International Resource Panel
CIRCULAR REPUBLIC FESTIVAL Speaker Bruno Rudnik SEF Ventures

Bruno Rudnik

Managing Partner

SEF Ventures
CIRCULAR REPUBLIC FESTIVAL SPEAKER Vanja Schneider Moringa GmbH

Vanja Schneider

CEO

Moringa GmbH
CIRCULAR REPUBLIC FESTIVAL Speaker Andrea Schneller numi.

Andrea Schneller

Co-Founder

numi.
Helmut Schonenberger CEO Unternehmer TUM

Helmut Schönenberger

CEO

UnternehmerTUM
Guenes Seyfarth

Günes Seyfarth

Co-Founder

Community Kitchen
Circular Republic Festival Speaker Arthur Singer STABL Energy

Arthur Singer

Co-Founder & CEO

STABL Energy
CIRCULAR REPUBLIC FESTIVAL Speaker Christoph Soukup Director Steinbeis Consulting Center Circular Economy

Christoph Soukup

Director

Steinbeis Consulting Center Circular Economy
Circular Republic Festival Speaker Ilka Stein Project Together

Ilka Stein

Alliance Builder Circular Futures

Project Together
CIRCULAR REPUBLIC FESTIVAL Speaker Martin Stuchtey The Landbanking Group

Martin R. Stuchtey

Founder

The Landbanking Group
Circular Republic Festival Speaker Rebecca Tauer WWF Germany

Rebecca Tauer

Program Lead Circular Economy

WWF Germany
CIRCULAR REPUBLIC FESTIVAL Speaker Leonhard Teichert CIRCULAR REPUBLIC

Leonhard Teichert

Program Manager

CIRCULAR REPUBLIC
Circular Republic Festival Speaker Anabel Ternes SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences

Anabel Ternès

Managing Director

Institute for Sustainability Management
Circular Republic Festival Speaker Nele Terveen Sustainability Researcher TUM

Nele Terveen

Sustainability Researcher

Technical University Munich
CIRCULAR REPUBLIC FESTIVAL Speaker Anna Trawnitschek DIN

Anna Trawnitschek

Project Manager Circular Economy

DIN
CIRCULAR REPUBLIC FESTIVAL Speaker Kiri Trier L’Oréal

Kiri Trier

Sustainability General Manager DACH

L’Oréal Austria Germany Switzerland
CIRCULAR REPUBLIC FESTIVAL Speaker Tilmann Vahle SYSTEMIQ

Tilmann Vahle

Director, Sustainable Mobility and Batteries

SYSTEMIQ
CIRCULAR REPUBLIC FESTIVAL SPEAKER Lukas Vallentin initiative zirkuläres bauen

Lukas Vallentin

M.A. Architecture TUM

initiative zirkuläres bauen
CIRCULAR REPUBLIC FESTIVAL Speaker Carl Warkentin CIRCULAR REPUBLIC

Carl Warkentin

Founder Circular Textile Platform

CIRCULAR REPUBLIC
CIRCULAR REPUBLIC FESTIVAL Speaker Sabine Wichmann SAP

Speaker Sabine Wichmann

Innovation & Sustainability Lead, SAP

SAP
CIRCULAR REPUBLIC FESTIVAL Speaker Mateusz Wielopolski CIRCULIX

Mateusz Wielopolski

Co-Founder & CCEO

CIRCULIX
Circular Republic Festival Speaker Hartung Wilstermann Webasto Battery Systems

Hartung Wilstermann

EVP Webasto Battery Systems

Webasto Group
CIRCULAR REPUBLIC FESTIVAL Speaker Andreas Winter-Extra Kompas VC

Andreas Winter-Extra

Partner

Kompas VC
Circular Republic Festival Speaker Miki Yokoyama Managing Director Aurum Impact

Miki Yokoyama

Managing Director

Aurum Impact

Our
moderators
guided you through the exciting program

Circular Republic Festival Moderator Leonhard Nima

Leonhard Nima

Moderator & Founder

Circular Republic Festival Moderator Totinia Hoerner

Totinia Hörner

Moderator

Festival Program

Four days of inspiring key notes, panel discussions, presentations, exhibitions start-up pitches, and networking opportunities with other circular economy enthusiasts.

Do you have any questions about the CIRCULAR REPUBLIC FESTIVAL?

Feel free to send us a message to the following email address:

circularrepublic@unternehmertum.de

Thank you to all our Partners 
for Supporting #CRF23!

Our Co-Hosts

Circular Futures Logo

Impact Partners

Circle Economy Logo
RISE CITIES BMW Foundation Logo
Circular Munich Logo
Logo Circularity
European Commission Logo
IFAT Logo
BDI Circular Economy Logo
BNW Logo
HRW logo
Prosperkolleg Logo
Community Kitchen Logo
Systemiq logo
Rehab Republic Logo
Landeshauptstadt München Referat für Klima und Umweltschutz - Logo
Efa logo
TU Munich Logo
Digital Product School Logo
UnternehmerTUM Logo
WWF Logo
Logo Max Planck Foundation
Spreadly Logo
PACE Logo
Logo Ananda
Bertelsmann Stiftung Logo
Circulaw Logo
Circular Economy Initiative Deutschland Logo
ECENT Logo
BDE Logo
Logo plugnplay
Logo Circular Hubs
Dieter Schwarz Stiftung Logo
Logo DIN
Langer IT Solutions
TUM Venture Labs Logo
Circulaze Logo

Industry Partners

BMW Group Logo
Aurubis Logo
Logo loreal
Palfinger Logo
PreZero Logo
SAP Logo
Tengelmann Logo neu
Webasto Logo

Media Partner

Focus Online Earth