Webinar: Remanufacturing and the Circular Economy

Webinar Recording

Full Webinar
Part 1

If you’d like view the recordings directly on YouTube check out the playlist here.


Remanufacturing (reman), involves bringing products that have reached the end of a useful lifecycle to a “like new” or “better than new” condition through a controlled, reproducible, and sustainable industrial process.

It is a fundamentally circular industry and can result in cost savings, material savings, waste reduction, resource efficiency, climate change mitigation, and local job creation. This webinar covers:

  • The Circular Economy potential in India
  • What remanufacturing is (and isn’t) and how it fits into the Circular Economy
  • The current state of traditional manufacturing and remanufacturing in India
  • Perspective on established remanufacturing markets – the US, Europe, and China

Who should attend

  • Remanufacturing companies
  • Traditional manufacturing companies from various industries (e.g.: automotive, heavy-duty off-road vehicles [HDOR], electrical & electronic products, computer & related products, furniture, medical devices) that want to learn about reman and its immense potential in India
  • Academics/Researchers – Industry, Technology, Policy
  • Product Designers and Entrepreneurs
  • Circular Finance and Impact Investors
  • Policy Makers


Date and time

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 | 2:00pm – 3:30pm IST (10:30am – 12:00pm CEST)

Registration Fee



2:00pmWelcome and Opening Remarks
Rajiv Ramchandra, Founder and Director, Re:CREATe
2:10pmCircular Economy in India
Dr. René Van Berkel, India Representative, UNIDO  
2:30pmRemanufacturing Basics
Rajiv Ramchandra, Founder and Director, Re:CREATe
2:45pmGlobal Perspective on Remanufacturing
Yorien de Ruijter, Director Remanufacturing Events, Rematec  
3:00pmPanel Discussion and Q&A  

– Anirban Ghosh, Chief Sustainability Officer, Mahindra Group
– Dr. René Van Berkel, India Representative, UNIDO  
Yorien de Ruijter, Director Remanufacturing Events, Rematec  

Moderator: Rajiv Ramchandra, Founder and Director, Re:CREATe  
3:25pmConcluding thoughts, Announcements, and Thanks
Rajiv Ramchandra, Founder and Director, Re:CREATe  

About Re:CREATe

Recreate India Research Foundation (Re:CREATe) is a Section-8 Nonprofit Company established to catalyze, advance, and co-create a thriving remanufacturing industry in India. The four pillars of Re:CREATe are Research, Education, Advocacy, and Technology resting on a foundation of national and international Collaboration.

About Rematec

Rematec (through Rematec News and Rematec.com) is the world’s leading platform for remanufacturing and hosts the world’s largest remanufacturing trade show in Amsterdam every two years.

About UNIDO and B3C

UNIDO is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization, and environmental sustainability. Build Back Business from Crisis (B3C) has been made possible by bringing together the expertise base and resources of UNIDO’s ongoing technical cooperation projects in the MSME sector in India, implemented in collaboration with the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Development Commissioner MSME, the Department of Heavy Industry (DHI) and the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), with the generous funding of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), DPIIT and DHI.

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