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Web-Conference series
Innovation Ecosystems for Sustainability

Tuesday 13 April 2021
from 11:30 to 13:30
by A series of web-conferences organized by the Club of Rome-EU Chapter, in collaboration with EIRMA with the participation of JEE

Web-Conference series

Innovation Ecosystems for Sustainability

Concrete solutions to achieve the transition to sustainability right here, right now.

A series of web-conferences organized by the Club of Rome-EU Chapter, in collaboration with EIRMA with the participation of JEE

First conference: “Is European Industry ready for the Green Deal?”
13 April 2021 from 11:30 to 13:30 CET

What is the real impact of the Green Deal on industry: Is this the right time for the Green Deal to be an effective catalyst for action? How does industry address the Green Deal paradigm change in a holistic way? Has the time come for concrete sustainable solutions to become a reality right now?



  • Peter Dröll (Head of Prosperity, DG R&I, EC)
  • Anne Snick (Independent researcher in Responsible R&I; Board member, Club of Rome – EU Chapter; Fellow of the World Academy of Art & Science)
  • Marja Zonnevylle (former General Manager Technology Portfolio at Shell, NL - Shell as EIRMA member),
  • Carlos Haertel (CTO at Climeworks, Switzerland; former General Manager of European R&D centre at GE Germany; and former EIRMA chair)
  • Julius Stoerrle (President, JEE Junior Enterprises Europe)


- For non Club of Rome members: Event fees: €30
 To register, send an email to Carine Ternest:

- For Club of Rome EU-Chapter and National Chapters’ members: free registration (click here)

About the Series

Innovation Ecosystems for Sustainability® is a new series of web-conferences created and curated by Cristina Vicini-Rademacher, Vice President of the Club of Rome – EU Chapter, and hosted quarterly in collaboration with EIRMA, the European Industrial Research Management Association, and with the participation of JEE, Junior Enterprises Europe Association. 

The series aims at stimulating the multi-stakeholders dialogue to inspire co-creation, identify the challenges and highlight concrete joint solutions, disruptors, and catalysts in view of accelerating our transition to sustainability.

Each web-conference brings together decision makers from different sectors in the economy, from the youth, and from our international members’ communities.

In the best tradition of the Club of Rome – EU Chapter, sustainability is addressed from a systemic angle (technological, societal, financial, ethical, industrial, policy and governance-related, etc.), exploring where and how Europe’s Green Deal’s goals could be reached much faster.

Results from the Innovation Ecosystems for Sustainability web-conferences will be published quarterly, highlighting and sharing multi-stakeholder best practices, methodologies, and processes, concrete tools and metrics, for effective impact and food for thought along the sustainability roadmap.

About the Organisers


The Club of Rome EU-Chapter (CoR-EU) aims to impact European decision-making in pursuit of the vision of the Club of Rome for more peaceful and sustainable societies that respect Planetary Limits. The CoR-EU is an independent non-profit association, registered under Belgian law, affiliated with the Club of Rome.


Member-led industry association established in 1966 under the auspices of the OECD. EIRMA is

the preferred cross-industry network and place for important R&D subject matters. It is the

European open ex-change of best practices in research, development and innovation for a

sustainable world. EIRMA is a central enabler of connections and influence among leading

European industries, EU policy makers, major European initiatives and EU and international

alliances. EIRMA influences the R&D ecosystem in Europe. Its mission is to make European

R&D and Innovation centres lead in generating sustainability solutions for the Economic, Societal

and Business Challenges of the future. EIRMA activities are open to non-European corporations

that have R&D activity and interest in Europe.


Junior Enterprises Europe is an umbrella organization that represents more than 33,000 students coming from 368 student-run businesses, also known as Junior Enterprises, from 16 European countries. A cumulative turnover of €16m per year, coming from over 4,400 consulting projects, showcases the proactivity of the Network that benefits students, universities, SMEs and other stakeholders, thus leaving a significant impact on the local and international business world. Following the motto “learning-by-doing”, our Network bridges the gap between academia and the business environment. As an organisation, we are focusing on using our concept and building partnerships to reach Quality Education, Decent Work and Economic Growth, empowering students to generate a relevant impact.

Pictures of last event

European Green Deal: The reaction from the Club of Rome