Current and upcoming events

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Going Green CARE INNOVATION 2018 in Austria
26th – 29th November 2018 | Schoenbrunn Palace Conference Centre, Vienna, Austria


The Going Green – CARE INNOVATION conference and exhibition on Electronics and the Environment is presenting the up-to-date progress on sustainable development and the development of eco-efficient electr(on)ic & automotive products. The international Symposium will focus on the three economic regions: Europe, America and Asia.

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Don't miss sustainablySMART’s day at this year’s CARE INNOVATION:

Thursday, 29th November 2018, starting the first session in Room 4 at 8:00 am with several inspiring presentations on the subject of “Circular Design of Mobile Devices”
Followed by the second session beginning in Room 4 at 11:00 am with focus on “Smartphones: Repair, Remanufacturing and Reuse of Components”.
The conference day ends with a final "Repairability Assessment Workshop" presented by project partner iFixit at 14:00 pm. The places are limited and special registration is necessary at

Friday, 30th November 2018, a technical tour on “(Semi-) automatic Disassembly of Mobile Devices” will be showcased by project partner ProAutomation starting at 09:00 am. The places are limited and special registration is necessary via the registration button above.

Durability is presented at:

3rd PLATE 2019 Conference in Berlin
18th – 20th September 2017 | Starting 12:30 | Berlin, Germany


The 3rd Conference on Product Lifetimes and the Environment focuses product lifetimes in the context of sustainability. The conference brings a new community together: PLATE 2019 is organized by Fraunhofer IZM in cooperation with Technische Universität Berlin.
The conference incorporates the current topics of product lifetimes and product design, sharing economy and collaborative consumption, Circular Economy and circularity in business including Obsolescence 4.0 – Digitalisation and product lifetimes.
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Meanwhile the call for contributions is online:

The deadline for submission of abstracts is 14th January 2019.

Past events

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The Ecodesign Directive in a changing policy climate: 
challenges & opportunities
24th – 25th January 2018 | 10:30 - 18:30 | Thon Hotel EU, Brussels, Belgium


"What is the role of the Ecodesign Directive in reaching climate and resource efficiency objectives in Europe?" – is the leading issue at the upcoming Ecodesign Directive workshop in Brussels, Belgium. Presentations about innovative developments in research and market monitoring are held during the workshop and will open the discussion on how the European Union could continue to develop standards under the Ecodesign Directive.
Don't miss the presentation about product design features of mobile devices for extended product life – modularity as an approach for better reparability, upgradeability and customization on 25th January at
11:00 am!

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Going Green EcoDesign 2017:

10th International Symposium on Environmentally Conscious Design and Inverse Manufacturing
29th November – 1st December 2017 | Tayih Landis Hotel, Tainan, Taiwan

The 10th EcoDesign 2017 symposium focuses on new technologies and eco-innovation towards sustainable design of products, services, manufacturing systems, supply chain, consumption, economics and society.

Can new technologies deliver a sustainable future for Planet Earth? For the sustainablySMART project relevant topics and the latest issues on EcoDesign dealing with new technologies will be discussed in an international audience.

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Longevity is presented at:

2nd PLATE 2017 Conference in the Netherlands
8th – 10th November 2017 | 08:00 - 21:30
Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering of TU Delft, The Netherlands


The 2nd Conference on Product Lifetimes and the Environment is the meeting place for researchers, designers, practitioners, and educators from a broad range of traditions and communities from all around the world. Enjoy the speech about how modularity of electronic functions can lead to longer product lifetimes. Debate the implications of product longevity for environmental, economic and social sustainability!

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21st European Microelectronics and Packaging Conference (EMPC) & Exhibition 2017
10th – 13th September 2017 | Main Hall of Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland


This year for the first time the leading EMPC 2017 takes place in eastern part of Europe in the capital of Poland. EMPC brings together the entire microelectronics supply chain, technical and marketing professionals from around the world. ‘Embedding technologies for heterogeneous integration of components in PCBs - an innovative modularisation approach with environmental impact’ – will be demonstrated in an oral session on  
Tuesday, 12th September, 17:10 pm – 17:30 pm.
Besides, the industrial exhibition showcases the latest products and service applications of value to the electronics community.

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8th LCM Conference 2017 in Luxembourg
3rd – 6th September 2017 | European Convention Center, Luxembourg City

This year the International Conference on Life Cycle Management has been organized under the following theme: Designing sustainable technologies, products and policies: from science to innovation. Don’t miss the poster presentation about Modular Smartphones: Design Strategies Driven by Life Cycle Assessment Evidence!

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sustainablySMART presented:

5th Electronics Goes Green 2016+

7th – 9th September 2016, Cube Seminaris Campus Hotel, Berlin, Germany


The EGG conference is the most important event worldwide on microelectronics and environmental aspects providing experts from science, industry and politics with a forum to discuss the latest technologies and current political trends with regard to microelectronics and its impact on the environment. ‘Inventing Shades of Green’ was the guiding issue during the three days in Berlin. The Green Electronics Council Catalyst Award 2016 was taken place at the iconic Wasserwerk and the winners were PuzzlePhone (represented by Alejandro Santacreu and Tapani Jokinen) and AMD (represented by Tim Mohin). Congratulations!

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