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Afternoon session

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Time: 13:00-16:30, coffee break 14:30-15:00 

Where: Chalmers Conference Center, HSB Living Lab and the Composite Lab


Note: Special registration for HSB Living Lab activities (Build your own sustainable kitchen and Design for circular consumption, see below
 

Palmstedtsalen 

The 2019-2020 Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Alternative Energy Technology Inaugural lecture​: “If you build it, he will come” – Hydrogen Infrastructure with David Blekhman ​

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Chalmers Conference Center and HSB Living Lab 

AFTERNOON SESSION 1

13:00-14:30

Workshop: Social- and ecological transitional sustainable entrepreneurship – what role might it play in Circular Economies?   Cancelled, will not be replaced.

Martin Hultman, Associate professor in science-, technology- and environmental studies at the Department of Technology Management and Economics​

E-waste and recycling of batteries – modern materials demand innovative methods for recycling

Christian Ekberg, professor and Stena’s Chair in Industrial Materials Recycling and Britt-Marie Steenari, Professor, Industrial Materials RecyclingMartina Petranikova, Assistant Professor, Dr Burcak Ebin and Teodora Retegan Vollmer, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering ​
Location: Chalmers conference centre, room: Runan
Come and learn why lithium-ion batteries might win Nobel prizes but not any sustainability awards. In times when transports are going electric, one important question is if the recycling industry can keep up with the material development. In this seminar you will get an introduction to Chalmers research within recycling of e-waste and discuss the problems and possibilities.

Circular transformation lab – workshop     

Saamet Ekici, project leader, Karolina Kazmierczak and Ulrika KronChalmers Industriteknik
Come and join us in generating ideas on how we can use our stuff in a way which demands less resources from our planet. We will kick this off by first taking you through where stand to today, and what challenges and trends we are up against. From there, we would like you to take over. In small groups, you will discuss, illustrate, challenge status quo – and come up with new ways of using and perceiving products as we see them today.
Transforming product: There will be several products which we will work with and those will be presented during the workshop.
Who: You are welcome, just as you are.

Location: Chalmers conference centre, room: TBA

Peniche Ocean Watch: Empowering coastal communities through a blue circular economy and digital mindset  

Professor Robin Teigland, PhD Ida Heathcote-Fumador, MSc Selma Björklund
This session will present the Peniche Ocean Watch Initiative (POW) in Peniche, Portugal and engage with participants to brainstorm around the challenges related to implementing a circular economy in coastal communities. POW was created by Chalmers Professor Robin Teigland of TME together with Jon Erik Borgen of Inocean AS and entrepreneur TG Teigland with the purpose of empowering coastal communities through a blue circular economy and digital mindset. The initiative has several ongoing projects that bring together Chalmers, Norwegian and Swedish high-tech startups, and Portuguese industry and academia. For example, one project focuses on digitalizing small-scale fishing fleets through drones and ML while another focuses on incentivizing the collection and recycling of marine litter through a blockchain and cryptocurrency solution. 
Location: Chalmers conference centre​

Introducing the EIT KICs and the Opportunities for Chalmers Researchers  

Pip Dragonetti and Victor Westergård, Chalmers Innovation Office
The European Institution of Innovation and Technology (EIT) has a number of Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs). Chalmers is a member of three of these KICS, the Climate KIC, Manufacturing and Raw Materials. During this session the Innovation Office will provide a detailed overview of the Climate, Manufacturing and Materials KICs and the opportunities for innovation funding and educational engagement for Chalmers researchers, followed by a Q&A session.
Location: Chalmers conference centre, room TBA​

Design for Circular Consumption - a collective design workshop at HSB Living Lab  (special registration)

Dr. Anneli Selvefors, Dr. Bijan Aryana and Jonas Tuveson, Division of Design & Human Factors, Department of Industrial and Materials Science
Max number of participants: 25
This workshop aims to introduce students and teachers to a Use2Use mindset, i.e. that products and services can be designed to support people to circulate products from use to use. The Use2Use design toolkit, a set of tools to support design of products and services fit for circular consumption recently developed by researchers at Chalmers, will be used to support the workshop activities. The workshop participants will be given a particular design brief to work with during the workshop: they will be asked to explore how they can support people to circulate and re-use mobile phones. The workshop will consist of four main parts:
1) a short introduction to the topic,
2) a first session to identify design opportunities,
3) a second session to ideate design concepts, and
4) short presentations of created design concepts and a follow-up discussion.
Location: HSB Living Labs, meeting room and common area


Build your own sustainable kitchen – workshop at HSB Living Lab 
(13:00-15:00 – special registration, see below) 

Anita Ollár, PhD student, Giliam Dokter, PhD student, and Ulrike Rahe, Professor, Architectural Theory and Methods, Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering
Max number of participants: 12 (2 x 6 people/sessions)
The project “the Circular Kitchen” aims at developing interdisciplinary knowledge for more climate smart and circular kitchen designs, which will be co-created, developed, tested and evaluated in practice.
We will organize a series of workshops in our full-scale prototype kitchen at the HSB Living Lab. Participants will be challenged to build a kitchen lay-out according to their preferences, interact with it and cook a small dish. Together we will reflect on questions like: what is a sustainable kitchen? And how can we build a kitchen that promotes sustainable behavior?
Location: HSB Living Labs, White room, Elektrovägen 4, Johanneberg
 

  
Workshop: Sustainable composites for the future  (Note: full afternoon 13:00-16:30) 
Brina Blinzler, Assistant Professor, Roland KádárAssociate Professor, both Department of Industrial and Materials Science, and  Tiina NypelöAssistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Composites attract significant scientific and commercial interest due to their contribution to weight reduction and increased performance in areas such as transportation, construction and medicine. But what is the future of composites as sustainable materials? Join the Workshop to find out more about current efforts and visions about a sustainable future for composites.
The workshop is organized by the the aWCplatform (All-Wood Composite platform). Founded in 2018, aWCplatform is dedicated to composite manufacturing and utilization. We are looking into wood reinforced composites, renewable resins, and all-wood composites.
At the end of the workshop a lab demonstration will talk place at the new Chalmers Composite Lab.​
 
Confirmed speakers:
Maria Abrahamsson - Sustainability in AoA Materials Science
Brina Blinzler - All-Wood composites platform
Mikael Hannus - Stora Enso, vision for sustainable composites
Anette Larsson - Wood based components in AoA Production
Gunnar Westman - Experience from biocomposites in boat construction
Location: Start in Chalmers conference centre, room TBA, then the Composite Lab

AFTERNOON SESSION 2

15:00​-16:30

Workshop: The SDG Impact Assessment Tool – a free online learning tool for assessing impacts on the Sustainable Development Goals

Anders Ahlbäck and Martin ErikssonGöteborgs centrum för hållbar utveckling, GMV

The SDG Impact Assessment Tool is a free online learning tool that visualizes the results from a self-assessment of how an activity, organization or innovation affects the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It aims to stimulate better understanding of the complexity of sustainable development and the different aspects of the SDGs, as well as enabling users to assess impacts on the SDGs. 
Although the SDGs should be implemented by nations, they also represent a framework towards which almost any activity can be evaluated. When evaluating how your activity, organization or innovation impact the SDGs, you learn more about Agenda 2030 and the opportunities and difficulties of implementing the SDGs. The tool can be used in teaching sustainable development, evaluating organizations or innovations. In addition to an introduction to the tool, the workshop is an opportunity to try the tool in a guided hands-on exercise.
The SDG Impact Assessment Tool was developed by the Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development in collaboration with the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Northern Europe and Mistra Carbon Exit, and with financial support from Region Västra Götaland through the Maritime Cluster of West Sweden.
Location: Chalmers conference centre, room: TBA
 

TBD (Society and the Ecopreneur – the Road to Circular Economy)  Cancelled

(replacement for Martin Hultman)


Workshop: Ekosystemen – är de bortom räddning? Vad kan vi studenter göra?

Emilia Sandolf och Lovisa Berglund, Chalmers Studentkår 
De tjänster som ekosystemen förser vårt samhälle med idag är hotade. Klimatet blir varmare, rent vatten och bördig jord blir allt svårtillgängligare och regnskogen huggs ner till förmån för jordbruk.
Chalmers studentkår kommer under året ta fram en strategi för att dra vårt strå till stacken och vi behöver DIN hjälp.
Kom och var med på en workshop där vi försöker bena ut dels vad vi som studentkår och dels vad vi som studenter kan göra för att rädda vår jord.
Location: Chalmers conference centre, room: TBA

Workshop: Materials Selection – performance, properties and environment

Lars Nyborg, Professor in Surface Engineering, Department of Industrial and Materials Science
  • How are materials selected? 
  • What does it mean to have steel, plastic (polymer), ceramic? Does it matter? 
  • What is a composite? 

The workshop starts with examples how different materials today are used from technical point view. How can we then consider environmental impact and match lowest possible impact with technical performance? Are there ways to do this? Examples of different cases are discussed. The workshop provides insight into concepts of design-oriented materials selection and how environmental impact can be an integrated part such approach and how this is communicated in teaching today on elective course level at Chalmers.

Location: Chalmers conference centre, room TBA.



Build your own sustainable kitchen – workshop at HSB Living Lab 
(Note: 15:00-17:00 – special registration, see below) 

Giliam Dokter, PhD student, and Ulrike Rahe, Professor, Architectural Theory and Methods, Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering
Max number of participants: 12 (2 x 6 people/sessions)
The project “the Circular Kitchen” aims at developing interdisciplinary knowledge for more climate smart and circular kitchen designs, which will be co-created, developed, tested and evaluated in practice.
We will organize a series of workshops in our full-scale prototype kitchen at the HSB Living Lab. Participants will be challenged to build a kitchen lay-out according to their preferences, interact with it and cook a small dish. Together we will reflect on questions like: what is a sustainable kitchen? And how can we build a kitchen that promotes sustainable behavior?
Location: HSB Living Labs, White room, Elektrovägen 4, Johanneberg
 

Exhibitors

09:00-16:00

Återanvändning av utrangerad IT-utrustning    

Andreas Backström, Chalmers IT
Du kommer att få veta hur Chalmers IT-avdelning arbetar med cirkulär ekonomi. Främst när det gäller klienter, om processen från inköp till avveckling av utrustning på Chalmers. De erbjuder återtag av gammal IT utrustning på plats (med säkerhetsskåp).  
Location: Exhibition in the Volvo foyer, Chalmers conference centre

Chalmers återbruk

Anton Franker, hållbarhetssamordnare på Chalmers fastigheter, Tord Hansson, gruppledare vid Chalmers Serviceavdelning
Chalmers studenter i samarbete med Chalmers fastigheter och Chalmers Service- och IT-avdelningar har utvecklat en återbruksapp. Med hjälp av appen kommer det vara möjligt att återanvända möbler och utrustning som annars skulle slängas (exempelvis kontorsmöbler, stolar och bord till olika event, dator- och telefontillbehör som sladdar och laddare).
Vi berättar om bakgrunden till arbetet, hur det ser ut idag, hur man använder verktygen och  miljöfördelar. Du får också se på plats hur appen används, exempelvis hur man lägger upp eller reserverar IT-utrustning och möbler samt hur man bokar på hemsidan.
Location: Exhibition in the Volvo foyer, Chalmers conference centre

EIT Climate KIC – information  

Peniche Ocean Watch – exhibition

Five Star Campus

Göteborgs centrum för hållbar utveckling, GMV
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After Talks at Waste Edible Lab

For those who can't get enough of discussions, and maybe some fun activities connecting to Circular Economy. the new restaurant will be open from 16:30. 


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Published: Wed 09 Oct 2019. Modified: Thu 07 Nov 2019