Criticality and Circular Economy: a perfect match? IRTC on October 9, 2018, in Tokyo


The second Round Table on Criticality will be held in Tokyo on October 9, 2018 at the biennial EcoBalance conference. It will present a nexus of ideas on how innovation can be promoted by thinking in life cycles, and discuss if and how criticality and circular economy concepts match. If you are interested to participate, make sure to register before September 20 for the EcoBalance conference.

In the morning of October 9, a variety of presentations will introduce criticality and life cycle concepts from different perspectives and countries such as Japan, Korea and China. The afternoon will be dedicated to the Round Table discussion on Criticality and Circular Economy. It will discuss how these concepts match and will further develop the first results on approaches on Criticality as elaborated at the first Round Table in Vancouver.

You find the preliminary programme here:


An online participation will be possible, details to be published on this site soon.

We are looking forward to seeing/hearing you in Japan!

Register and learn more about EcoBalance on the conference website.