Welcome to TBMCE!

We are pleased to announce that the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering of the University of Maribor, in cooperation with SRIP – Circular Economy, managed by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Štajerska, will once again organize an international scientific research, professional and development conference Technologies and Business Models for Circular Economy – TBMCE 2024, which will take place from 4 to 6 September at the Grand Hotel Bernardin.

Save the date, tell your colleagues, and join us at TBMCE 2024!
We look forward to meeting you!



About the Conference

  • About 150 participants, many speakers
    For the seventh consecutive year TBMCE will bring together representatives from business, research and educational institutions, trade associations, governmental and non-governmental organizations. At this year’s conference you will have the opportunity to listen to distinguished Slovenian and foreign speakers, meet creative companies and key decision makers.
  • Relevant topics from science and development
    The topics of TBMCE will address the current challenges of technological development and the responsibility of society on its transition from fossils to renewables, from linear to circular. We will discuss trends, exchange ideas, share best practices and the latest insights on specific technologies, business models and successful projects that are already making a difference in the field.
  • Make contacts with potential partners
    TBMCE is a great opportunity to meet SRIP – Circular Economy members and bring together businesspeople, researchers, innovators, developers and decision makers. We will build new collaborations and connections for breakthrough projects of the future.

We are preparing a content-rich program that includes plenary lectures, a roundtable and expert panel discussions with established speakers, and presentations of scientific achievements. We invite you to participate and prepare a contribution related to the conference topics.

Why should you not miss TBMCE?

I recommend the visit to all companies interested in what can be done with waste materials today. We learn about specific research and get verifiable data that can be used for further analyses.

Mojca Žganec Metelko, Zavod Knof

The Technologies and Business Models for Circular Economy conference is crucial for understanding how innovative technologies in the area of the circular economy can kickstarted the development of new business models. In the transition from a linear to a circular economy, this connection is key.

Bart Stegeman, Climate-KIC

The operation is partly financed by the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund

The event is under the patronage of Ministry of the Economy, Tourism and Sport of the Republic of Slovenia.

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