Valérie Boiten

Researcher and Consultant at Prospex Institute

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Valérie Julie Boiten is a researcher and consultant at Prospex and Prospex Institute, where she supports stakeholder engagement processes such as in the H2020-funded project Resyntex: A new circular economy concept: from textile waste towards chemical industry feedstock. The project is developing and demonstrating an efficient industrial symbiosis between textile waste producers and collectors, and the chemical, biotechnological, pulp & paper and energy industry.

In this capacity, Valérie contributes to the mapping and analysis of the textile waste chain and its key stakeholders, as well as the project’s interactions with consumers and stakeholder groups. These processes of engagement are facilitated through citizen labs and targeted, expert-based focus groups. By designing and running the engagement with stakeholders and citizens, Valérie supports the development of market-based strategies and smart business models for a novel textile waste recycling, as well as to the analysis of consumer behaviour and citizen awareness.