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Save the date and call for speakers: “Cross sector collaboration and innovation” Zero Waste Railways workshop

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On 24 April 2024, the UIC Circular Economy Sector is continuing its exploration on how to promote circular economies. Part of the Zero Waste series, this workshop being held in Zurich, Switzerland, will focus on systems thinking and discuss how cross-sector collaboration and innovation can accelerate the efficient implementation of a circular economy within the rail sector.

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This event will be hosted by SBB-CFF-FFS and includes a behind-the-scenes look at Zurich main station and a technical visit of the “Werkstadt Zurich” project, which is an emblematic achievement in terms of circularity and reusing heritage railway assets, collaboration with local authorities, and the economic transformation of a former industrial area.

Planned itinerary

23 April (afternoon): Guided tour of Zurich train station and a technical visit of the “Werkstadt Zurich” project

24 April (9:30-16:00): Workshop (hybrid format)

  • Keynote speech on systems thinking
  • Best practices from biomimicry applied in other sectors
  • Cross-sector collaboration: examples from the railway sector and other industries
  • Cross-sector innovation: examples from the railway sector and other industries
  • Interactive session (topic TBD)

Call for speakers

Come and be a part of it!

Join us, and present a case study, best practices, nature-based solutions, or systems thinking based innovation to inspire circular economy, sustainability and industry experts from across the entire value chain, driving the rail industry in its journey towards resource efficient and 100% circular rail transport by 2030!

For more information, to ask become a speaker, or to book your seat, please visit or contact

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