ISC3 – International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre

Metals: A Prerequisite for Digital Transformation, 8-10 November 2019, Tutzing, Germany

Metals are a key component of digitalization. They are essential for Industry 4.0, Driver Assistance Systems, Smart Grids, and the Internet of Things, as well as for the function of smart phones and tablets. This is true of base metals, such as copper, as well as technology metals, such as neodymium and lithium. The functionalization of many metals is a prerequisite for the effectiveness of digital technologies.

The workshop addresses this increasing amount of metals needed for digital transformation and seeks solutions for their use in wise and sustainable manner. It is jointly organized by the ISC3 Research and Education Hub, the Evangelische Akademie, the Leuphana Universität Lüneburg, the German Federal Environmental Foundation, the Entwicklungsfonds Seltene Metalle (ESM Foundation), the Materials Resource Management (Institute of Materials Resource Management University Augsburg), and the Die Transformateure – Akteure der Großen Transformation. The workshop aims for a better understanding of interrelationships and different perspectives in order to contribute to a sustainable and future-proof securing of metals to achieve digitization, as well as energy transition and mobility turnaround. It is aimed at both digital experts and experts in the metal sector.

The conference language is German.

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1st Sustainable Chemistry Week, 11-15 May 2020, World Conference Centre Bonn, Germany

Building up an international Sustainable Chemistry community

Chemicals and related industry sectors play a crucial role in today’s world. Chemical products contribute to our modern living standards and are an increasingly important aspect of the world’s economies. Thus, chemistry is an important leverage to establish sustainable development by implementing ecological principles - in developing as well as in industrialized countries.

Collaborate to Transform

The Sustainable Chemistry Week will link politics, business, science, and civil society to accelerate the Sustainable Chemistry transformation. As a leading global platform, the event brings together all key actors to boost networking and the exchange of knowledge and experience.

During one week in the World Conference Center Bonn discussions, workshops, pitches, and exhibitions will shed light on all aspects of Sustainable Chemistry and create an industry-policy-science interface with an international, intersectoral and intergenerational scope. The Sustainable Chemistry Week is an annual conference and will take place for the first time in 2020.

Connecting existing communities for out-of-the-box thinking and inspirational interaction

The Sustainable Chemistry WeeK links the political-strategic debate with case studies and solutions from practice, and thus, co-creates new ideas and out-of-the-box thinking across all sectors. Sustainable Chemistry can become a great solution provider in the chemical sector and beyond and the  Sustainable Chemistry Week will start to exploit this potential.

Details of the conference program:

  • Exhibition and interaction areas for industry, academia, and start-ups
  • Youth engagement through a youth parliament
  • High-level speakers
  • Investor forum
  • Elsevier Green and Sustainable Chemistry Conference (conference fee)
  • Hackathon
  • Gender workshop
  • Africa regional day
  • Award ceremonies ("ISC3 Innovation Challenge" and the "Elsevier Foundation-ISC3 Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge")
  • And much more

More information coming soon. If you want to keep informed, please send an E-Mail to events©