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For the curious, adventurers, innovators, …


400 inspiring people from speakers to visitors.

Evening Event

28th of Nov 2017,
from 16:30 to 21:00.

6 Speakers

A diverse mix of great speakers

Experience Corners

A place to try things out and play.

Food & Drinks

Snacks and drinks,
organic of course.


“The Japanese concept of Mottainai expresses that it is a shame for something to go to waste without having made use of its potential in full – something that happens with regularity in a linear economy.”

The circular economy is a new way of creating value, and ultimately prosperity. It works by extending product lifespan through improved design and servicing, and relocating waste from the end of the supply chain to the beginning—in effect, using resources more efficiently by using them over and over, not only once. In TEDxDonauinselSalon we are going to explore on how each of us can contribute to a more sustainable future.

speakers & acts

Camila Carvalho

Camila Carvalho

Camila Carvalho is a founder of Tem Açúcar, a social network for neighbors focused on the sharing economy model. Tem Açúcar is Portuguese for “do you have sugar?” The DNA of the technology is built upon the idea of collaboration– and in the process, it has become the largest social network for neighbors in Latin America.
María Mendiluce

María Mendiluce

Dr María Mendiluce is the Managing Director of Climate and Energy at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). Maria also leads the Low Carbon Technology Partnerships initiative (LCTPi), one of the flagship projects of COP21. Maria’s role also involves the development of WBCSD’s Climate and Energy strategy and business solutions.
Santiago Mccausland

Santiago Mccausland

Santiago is an entrepreneur that is continuously seeking for innovative projects that can generate high impact in environment and people. He co-founded Nuevas Tecnologías Fisicoquímicas, an environmental company that designs waterless cleaning products and that is the way he chose to contribute to the reduction of water pollution.
Martin Ackermann

Martin Ackermann

Martin Ackermann is an Associate Principal at Africawide Consulting where he is responsible for entrepreneurial ventures and investments. He is also the Financial and Strategy Director of Thevia, a waste converting startup that won the Green Building award at the Global Cleantech Forum in California this year.
Lee Hui Mien

Lee Hui Mien

Dr Lee Hui Mien is the Head of Sustainability at IKEA Southeast Asia. As one of the pioneers working in the area of circular economy in Singapore, she has over 10 years of local and international experience working on closed loop product design and development research.
Yakob Reed

Yakob Reed

Yakob Jake Reed is a high school senior at the American International School in Vienna who hails from the United States and Malaysia. His interests in school involve theater arts, jazz guitar, journalism, and public speaking. His academic focuses are in Mathematics and Physical and Chemical Science. Jake hopes to study Aerospace Engineering at university.


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