Join us January 22nd, 2023 at 17:00 CET for the first Trend Tour of the new year on circular ICT & Electronics solutions.

The electronics industry accounted for approximately 50 million metric tons of e-waste (metals, rare earth elements, polymers and other materials that need special treatment in order to be reused and not pollute) in 2018, of which only 17,4% is recycled (Source: World Economic Forum). The good news is that we can change these numbers.

We have invited three start-ups working in the field of circular ICT & Electronics to share their solutions. Following each start-ups pitch, you, the audience will have the chance to ask questions directly to the start-ups in a Q&A session.


*Please note you must register via Zoom to receive the link to participate.

Moderation by:

Claus Schuster


Keynote by:

Keynote by Stefan Nilsson, Foxway Group

Stefan Nilsson

Chief Sustainability and Strategy Officer at Foxway Group

The Start-ups

Based In: Munich, Germany

What They Do: As the world turns to renewable energy to revolutionize the energy sector, tozero stands at the forefront, recognizing that recycling is a keystone in the face of resource scarcity. In a future electrified by mobility solutions and home solar panels, the demand for batteries is soaring. Yet, as these batteries reach their end of life, the challenge arises: how to recycle them effectively? Lithium-ion batteries, approximately 90% recyclable, pose both an opportunity and a complexity. tozero embarks on a vital mission: to create a scalable lithium-ion battery recycling machine, ensuring the sustainable recovery of critical materials like lithium, nickel, cobalt, manganese, and graphite. Why is this mission critical? By 2030, the demand for lithium is set to quadruple, with over 250,000 tonnes annually of end-of-life lithium-ion batteries from electric cars in Europe alone. Join tozero on their journey as they endeavor to transform battery waste into a thing of the past, marking a significant step toward a circular economy in Europe.

Based In: Stuttgart, Germany

What They Do: Ever wondered how to transform your products into eco-friendly marvels while keeping costs in check? Look no further than Makersite. Connect products with deep-tier supply chain data like never before. Makersite’s Product Lifecycle Intelligence software is your one-stop-shop for all things cost, environment, compliance, and risk-related and not to mention it’s up to 50 times faster than the old-school way. It’s like the ultimate supply chain detective, giving you the deepest insights to make wiser, greener decisions. Whether you’re into carbon, water, or other factors, Makersite supports your decision-making process with clear, actionable insights that consider various perspectives. Wave goodbye to your dependency on experts as Makersite simplifies the tangled web of cross-departmental data. In the end, you’ll gain a super-specific view into deep-tier supply chains, allowing you to make well-informed decisions and simulate product lifecycles with ease. Think of Makersite as your go-to guide for crafting greener, smarter, and faster supply chain strategies!