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Circular Bootcamp 2020

The TRANSUNIV Interreg project launches the 3rd edition of the Innovation Brainstorm and Bootcamp. This year's topic is Circular Economy. The goal of this “Circular Bootcamp” is to set up concrete collaborations between universities, companies and public or private institutions in the region Flanders-Wallonia-France.


The Circular Bootcamp builds on a brainstorm that we organised in October. Senior researchers and professors from the 6 partner universities and some socio-economic actors have chosen the societal challenges with regards to the circular economy that will be solved during the bootcamp.

From 9 to 11 December, we organise the actual bootcamp, fully online, for a group of 30 PhDs. They will work on concrete solutions for these societal challenges.

Societal challenges

This is the list of topics that will be tackled during the bootcamp.

If you and your company or organisation are interested in one of these topics, please contact Peter Bertels.


We will organise the bootcamp, fully online, from 9 to 11 December. A group of 30 PhDs will work on the above challenges.

We will apply design thinking and business modeling in order to put research into practice!

Are you interested to work with other researchers or companies? Do you want to explore the circular economy and see how your research fits in? Do you want to find opportunities for a research project or maybe even a start-up? Then this bootcamp is definitely for you!

Practical information:


The final presentation of the results of this circular bootcamp can be found on Youtube:


The Interreg project TRANSUNIV unites 6 universities: KULeuven Campus Kulak Kortrijk, UCLouvain FUCaM Mons, UGent, ULille, UMONS, and UNamur. The bootcamp will be moderated by Peter and Paul Bertels of Norsu BV.

TRANSUNIV partner universities