Samsung sustainability chief speaks at ExIST event on circular economy

The Exeter Initiative for Science and Technology’s latest quarterly event was held at the Innovation Centre and focused on the science and technology behind the Circular Business Economy.

Speaking at the event were, from left: ExIST chairman Robert McIlwraith, Kevin Considine, UK head of sustainability at Samsung, Richard O‘Connell, director at Bandvulc, Innovation Centre director Robin Jackson and Mark Hodgson, circular business partner of QSA Partners.

Delegates gained an overview of the Circular Business Economy and why it has become such a focus for government in recent months.

Mr Hodgson provided an illustration of how business can adopt new technologies, materials and processes to drive innovation, growth and productivity. Mr Considine outlined how the world’s largest electronics manufacturer is adopting innovative business models to drive a more resilient commercial revenue stream in a bid to cut waste.

The ExIST group was founded by Exeter Chamber of Commerce and Industry in association with Exeter’s leading research and development organisations. The group has come together to showcase science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine in Exeter.

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