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June 20, 2018 @ 16:00 - 19:00

How do we recycle building materials in new ways?

In Denmark the building industry is responsible for 30% of society’s waste – and the industry uses more than 40% of our resources. Building materials are left over in abundance. The Upcycle Challenge hope to develop more sustainable solutions to this problem.

Danish construction company Enemærke & Petersen and the innovation association BLOXHUB have joined forces to start the crowdsourcing campaign Upcycle Challenge. The goal is to collect innovative ideas on how to create new sustainable use of old building materials – and then hopefully make the best ideas a reality.



16.00 – 16.15 Welcome and introduction to Upcycle Challenge
16.15 – 16.35 Presentation w. Really CPH
Really upcycles end-of-life textiles to create materials that challenge the design and architecture industries to rethink their use of resources, and to design with a circular economy in mind.

16.35 -16.50 Introduction to the pitch
16.50 – 17.15 Five Pitch Sessions
17.15 – 17.25 Presentation w. Realdania – Invitation to kick-off a new challenge
After the summer break, Realdania launches a new challenge – Circular Construction Challenge. Realdania will tell the overall ambitions of the Challenge and invite everyone to the kick-off event on August 24th.

17.25 – 18.00 Break and voting. Drinks and snacks
18.00 – 18.15 Winners announced
18.15 – 19.00 Networking and refreshments


Free event // Please register here.

The event is being held at BLOX, Bryghuspldasen 8, 3rd floor, entrance C, BLOXHUB, Arena 


June 20, 2018
16:00 - 19:00