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Panel - NOAH23 Zurich

Longevity of Products - How to be Successful with a Circular Economy

14 December 2023
10:30 CET
 Corporate Sustainability Stage

Today’s production and consumption patterns follow a linear logic: extract, produce, consume, dispose. This type of economic activity is a disaster for people and the environment.

Why is it so difficult for existing corporations and companies to change, rethink, and shape this concept? And why is it a great time for start-ups to change the markets sustainably?

All of this will be discussed with Dr. Susanne Kadner, co-founder of Circular Republic, Dr. Arthur Singer, co-founder of STABL Energy (second life of batteries), and UVC Partners Principal Amanda Birkenholz.

Our Panelists

Susanne Kadner

Circular Republic

Dr. Arthur Singer


Amanda Birkenholz

UVC Partners


Circular Republic

CIRCULAR REPUBLIC is a team of pacesetters for the transformation towards a circular economy. With their innovative ecosystem, they provide system-changing impulses for a prosperous, resilient, and sustainable economy. Their mission is to ENABLE. They empower others to realize circular economy innovation and make it the core of the whole business model. They ACT. And match individuals and groups with relevant partners to jointly create scalable and investable circular economy solutions for the value chain. They INSPIRE in the way that they provide system-changing impulses and push the circular economy forward with their partners.



STABL Energy GmbH develops energy storage systems from discarded vehicle batteries. The aim is to increase the use of renewable energies with the help of energy storage systems and at the same time to extend the life cycle of car batteries. This reduces dependence on fossil fuels and enables batteries to be used for longer, contributing to the success of the energy transition. To achieve this, the company is setting a new standard in the design, safety, reliability, cost efficiency and handling of battery storage systems with its innovative, integrable technology. The university start-up was founded in Munich in 2019 by Dr. Arthur Singer, Dr. Nam Truong, Martin Sprehe and Christoph Dietrich and now employs almost 30 people.


UVC Partners

UVC Partners is a leading Munich- and Berlin-based early-stage venture capital firm that invests in European B2B tech start-ups from pre-seed to series A. With about € 400 million assets under management, UVC Partners typically invests between € 500,000 and € 10 million initially and up to € 30 million per company. The portfolio includes category leaders in deep tech, climate tech, hard- and software, and mobility with various technologies and business models. As an independent partner of UnternehmerTUM, Europe’s most extensive innovation and startup center, UVC Partners has access to proprietary deal flow, an industrial network of more than 1,000 corporates, and access to talent from the leading European technical university. The investments include Flix, Vimcar, planqc, Tanso, Isar Aerospace, TWAICE, DeepDrive, STABL, and many more. They all benefit from the team’s extensive investment and exit experience, their ability to build sustainable category leaders with a competitive advantage, and their passion for growing the game changers of tomorrow. More:

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13 - 14 December 2023

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