October 20th - 23rd 2024 | Athens, Greece

1st International Conference on Green Innovation and Circular Economy

Through a series of scientific paper presentations, networking events, B2B meetings and thematic discussions, GR-I-CE 2024 creates an ecosystem where knowledge exchange and partnerships thrive, promoting the fields of green technology and the circular economy.
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GR-I-CE 2024 aspires to be a unique, hybrid, International Conference that will combine high quality academic presentations with the development of collaborative networks.

During the conference, academics, researchers, start-ups and business representatives will exchange knowledge and develop synergies in the fields of environmental remediation, waste management and sustainable development, presenting circularity and innovation solutions.

The Conference is organised by the UNESCO Chair on Green Innovation and Circular Economy of National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), in collaboration with Mantis Beyond Innovation.

Why Participate?

Where Research Meets Impact

GR-I-CE 2024 offers opportunities for researchers to publish their research in prestigious international journals and have their papers included in special issues of Discover Sustainability and Sustainable Futures.

Selected papers will also be published as chapters in a book by CRC Press/Taylor & Francis and included in the conference proceedings book.

A unique feature of the Conference is the opportunity to schedule meeting sessions with other participants (i.e. Academics, Researchers, Startups and Companies Representatives). A dedicated platform with scouting and searching features will be dedicated for carring out B2B, B2A and A2A meetings, offering an opportunity for all participants to meet each other, exchange ideas and discuss cooperation opportunities.

The participants will also have the opportunity to visit cultural and archaiological sites, as well as the historic center of Athens, that are within walking distance from the Conference’s venue. Since it is expected that during October the weather conditions will permit outdoors expeditions, these will be offered as an option.

Key Speakers

Who is it for?


Discover GR-I-CE 2024 as a catalyst for interdisciplinary collaboration and real-world impact. Workshops and networking activities bridge the gap between theory and application, allowing research findings to actively address global challenges.


At GR-I-CE 2024 find a hub of innovation and collaboration, showcasing groundbreaking ideas and forging partnerships. Networking activities maximize collaboration, offering entrepreneurs the chance to engage with academics and explore avenues for transforming visions into sustainable businesses.


GR-I-CE 2024 is an immersive experience fostering personal and professional growth. The conference connects academic expertise with practical entrepreneurial wisdom, empowering participants to turn innovative concepts into tangible solutions.


20th of February 2024
Registrations opening
20th of February 2024
20th of July 2024
Abstract submission Deadline
20th of July 2024
31st of July 2024
Notification of acceptance
31st of July 2024
8th of September 2024
Final Full-text Paper or Poster submission deadline*
8th of September 2024
20 - 23 October 2024
GR-I-CE 2024 International Conference
20 - 23 October 2024

*Please note that during the submission of abstracts, registering is not mandatory. A successful registration needs to be confirmed during the reviewing process of full-tex papers or posters.