Sessions in 2018

Preliminary overview of sessions on Sustain 2018.

Topics Overview


Environmental Aspects
Coordinator: Steffen Foss Hansen

Coordinator: Ulla Høeberg Jørgensen

Energy, Production and Materials
Coordinator: Alexis Laurent

Cities and Buildings
Coordinator: Steffen Foss Hansen
Business and Society
Coordinator: Flemming Larsen
  Marine Environment
Bioeconomy Energy Smart cities in Smart Societies
The Future of Healthcare
Sustainability in a chemical world
The societal challenges related to organic chemicals
and nanoparticles in the environment are profound,
multifaceted and wide ranging and the question is
how we can and are to achieve sustainability and a
future circular economy in a world that relies heavily
on assess to industrial chemicals. In this session,
we propose to invite speakers to present on what we
know about uses of chemicals and the benefits of
using chemicals, their risks and challenges related
to assessing their risks and finally, how we can
achieve sustainable uses of chemicals in the future.
These questions raises a series of the societal,
scientific and technical challenges related to chemical substances that we believe many will be interested in discussing.
Food resources
Supplying the world’s population with food
is the most resource consuming human
activity. Finding solutions to ensure that
agri- and aquaculture remain within the
carrying capacity of the ecosystem,
and at the same time that our food
supply is stable, affordable and secure
is the topic of this session.

Polymers Water
Regional Transformation
  Remote Sensing
Biorefining Catalysis Transport
Green Innovation and Entreprenuership
  Business models based on
protein alternatives

The Regional Nordic HUB (RNH) is a solid
Nordic consortium of Nordic Universities
(please see the image below) and it aims to
be a cluster of key actors that gathers upstream
and downstream stakeholders of the food and feed
value chains using and developing new business
models based on protein alternatives (green, blue,
yellow, forestry by-products) as part of the uprising
Climate Smart Agriculture industry in the Nordic countries.
In order to develop and implement innovative strategies
and thus strengthening related business, the RNH
seeks to establish the topic as priority in the region
to generate impactful projects, future PPP’s and
available funding opportunities, as well as long
term policy influence. The RNH main objective
is to gather key Climate-KIC partners in the Nordics, highlighting the engagement of further economic and cross-territorial stakeholder collaboration in the
discussion of the uprising Nordic Bioeconomy.

Smart liveable Cities
        Circular Construction
In this session, we invite public and industry actors to address opportunities and challenges faced by the
construction sector in the transition towards circular
economy. How far can we reach with current knowledge
and where are the major technological gaps?