Sessions in 2018

Sessions overview Sustain 2018.

The sessions are linked with the UN sustainable development goals (SDGs) illustrated above and their targets (SDT) and indicators (SDI).

Theme Overview

The sessions cover the following broad themes.
Tentative descriptions - the sessions may be modified or merged depending on the number of participants registrering for them.

Time

Theme on
Cities and Infrastructure

Theme on Bioecenomy

Theme on Business and Society

Theme on Energy and Materials

Thursday
November 29th

Morning

Session A: Circular construction I

Session R: Biorefining

Session U: Sustainability in a Chemical World

Session C: Catalysis

Session L : Smart Liveable Cities

 

Session N: Partnerships and Financing

 

Thursday
November 29th

Afternoon

Session X: Regional Transformation

Session F: Food Resources


 

Session S: Smart Cities in Smart Societies


Session M: Becoming a sustainable company - where to start

 

Friday
November 30th

Morning

Session W: Water

Session P: Business models based on protein alternatives

Session H:
The Future of Healthcare

Session E: Energy 

Session A: Circular construction III

Session B: Bioeconomy

Session G: Green Innovation and Entrepreneurship

 

Session A: Circular construction - part I and III
           
Description:

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?

Part I
Program

Time: Thursday November 29th, 10.30-12.30
Location: TBA

Part I is with invited talks only.
Submitted abstracts, posters pitches and talks will be in Part III below.

10:30-10:40 Welcome by Niels Jørgen Aagaard, Head of Department DTU Byg

11:00-12:30:
 “Paradoxes within the circular construction industry “Thomas Uhd, Director, Danish Construction Association
 “Six cases from Realdania Circular Construction Challenge”, Head of Project, Simon Kofod-Svendsen, Realdania
 ”Circular and Sustainable Construction: Technological and Systemic Challenges and Opportunities”, John Sommer, Director of Strategy and Business Development, MT Højgaard
 “Circular construction: Engineering challenges, systems and technology”, joint presentation by Professor Tim McAloone, DTU Mechanical Eng. and Professor Lisbeth M. Ottosen, DTU Byg

Part III
Program:
Friday November 30th, 10.30-12.30
Location: TBA

Content: Talks and pitches based on submitted abstracts
Contents will be announced after submission deadline.
Committee:
  • Chair and facilitator:
    Professor Lisbeth M. Ottosen, DTU Byg, lo@byg.dtu.dk
    Senior Business developer Anders Pall Skött, DTU AIS, anps@dtu.dk
Related Sessions: 
  SDG's:  

SDG09 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
SDG11 - Sustainable cities and communities
SDG12 - Responsible consumption and production
SDG13 - Climate action

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Session B: Bioeconomy
Description:

We invite industry actors to address opportunities and challenges in the bioeconomy and related technologies: How do we bring the Danish innovation and research solutions to the global, sustainable bioeconomy?

Biobased economy cuts across sectors and industries and includes production of renewable biological resources as well as the use of side-streams and rest products to produce high-value products within food, feed, biobased materials, chemicals, cosmetics, medicinal goods, energy. The precondition for the bioeconomy is new knowledge, new technologies, new business models, and new value chains.

Program:

Time: Friday November 30th, 10.30-12.30
Location: TBA
Session without abstract submission.

10.30 Welcome by Professor Irini Angelidaki, DTU Environment

10.40-11.35 Bioeconomy sector development, systems and technology
• Simon Bolwig, DTU Management Engineering – Bioeconomy, systems and society
• Jesper Ahrenfeldt, DTU Chemical Engineering - Thermochemical valorization of bio-residues and safe recirculation of nutrients
• Irini Angelidaki, DTU Environment – Bioengineering as tools for upcycling of wastes and residues in an bioeconomy approach

11.35-12.30 Cases: Bioeconomic opportunities: Local development with international potential
• Susanne Lindeneg, Municipality of Copenhagen – Bioeconomy as medium for achieving an ambitious vision for a CO2-neutral future
• Anne S. Meyer, DTU Bioengineering - Innovative biorefining: Case examples
• Henrik Busch-Larsen, Unibio – From methane to food

Moderator: Group leader Solange I. Mussatto, DTU Biosustain

Committee:

  • Chair and facilitator:
    Anders Pall Skött, anps@dtu.dk, DTU Office for Innovation and Sector Services
    Professor Irini Angelidaki, DTU Environment, iria@env.dtu.dk

Related sessions
      SDG's:  



    SDG02 - Zero Hunger
    SDG03 - Good health and well being
    SDG07 - Affordable and clean energy
    SDG15 - Life on land

    SDT 2.3 ...double agricultural productivity and income of small-scale food producers...
    SDT 2.4 "ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production, that help maintain ecosystems, that strengthen capacity for adaptation to climate change, extreme weather, drought, flooding and other disasters and that progressively improve land and soil quality"

    Back to Session Overview

    Session C: Catalysis

    Description: The increasing energy demands and impending global warming require us to urgently develop sustainable fuels and chemicals through fossil-free pathways. Conversion of simple molecules into valuable fuels and chemicals by means of chemical or electrochemical ways will play a critical role in the future. To improve reaction kinetics and selectivity, catalysts are indispensable.
    This session focuses on the design, synthesis, advanced characterization, and performance test of catalysts for important chemical, electrochemical reactions with industrial applications. 
    Program:

    Time: Thursday November 29th, 10:30-12:30

    Location: TBA

    Invited talks:
    Dr. Yang Hu, DTU Energy: The quest for simple and scalable routes to synthesizing nanoalloy catalysts

    Assoc. Prof. Jeppe Vang Lauritsen, Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center – INANO, Aarhus University

    Dr. Pablo Beato, Haldor Topsoe A/S

    Prof. Jan Rossmeisl, Department of Chemistry, Københavns Universitet


    Talks and pitches based on submitted abstracts
    Contents will be announced after submission deadline.

    Committee:
    Related session
     SDGs

    SDG07 - Affordable and clean energy

    SDI 7.1.2 Proportion of population with primary reliance on clean fuels and technology
    SDT 7.2 By 2030, increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix
    SDI 7.2.1 Renewable energy share in the total final energy consumption
    SDT 7.3 By 2030, double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency
    SDI 7.3.1 Energy intensity measured in terms of primary energy and GDP
    SDT 7.a By 2030, enhance international cooperation to facilitate access to clean energy research and technology, including renewable energy, energy efficiency and advanced and cleaner fossil-fuel technology, and promote investment in energy infrastructure and clean energy technology

    Back to Session Overview
    Session E: Energy
    - How to create cleaner and more renewable energy supplies
    Description:  As part of the 17 United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), SDG-7 specifically addresses the challenge of “ensuring access to affordable, reliable,  sustainable, and modern energy for all”.
    The focus of this session will be on the sustainability dimension of energy systems. In our striving towards sustainable societies, the development of energy technologies need to be accompanied with comprehensive and quantitative sustainability assessments that address climate change impacts as well as other relevant environmental problems, such as metals depletion, chemical pollution, land use, etc. Addressing such environmental issues is essential to identify, develop, refine and/or prioritise energy solutions that are as sustainable as possible. Oral and poster contributions providing technological advances, case studies and/or potential challenges and solutions to move towards more sustainable energy products/technologies/systems (specific energy technologies, energy system models, etc.) are welcome in the session.

     Program:

    Time: Friday November 30th, 10.30-12.30

    Location: TBA

    Content:
    Invited talks TBA
    Talks and pitches based on submitted abstracts
    Contents will be announced after submission deadline.

    Committee: 
    Related session:
     SDGs

    SDG07 - Affordable and clean energy

    SDT 7.1 By 2030, ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services
    SDI 7.1.1 Proportion of population with access to electricity
    SDI 7.1.2 Proportion of population with primary reliance on clean fuels and technology
    SDT 7.2 By 2030, increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix
    SDI 7.2.1 Renewable energy share in the total final energy consumption
    SDT 7.3 By 2030, double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency
    SDI 7.3.1 Energy intensity measured in terms of primary energy and GDP
    SDT 7.a By 2030, enhance international cooperation to facilitate access to clean energy research and technology, including renewable energy, energy efficiency and advanced and cleaner fossil-fuel technology, and promote investment in energy infrastructure and clean energy technology

    Back to Session Overview

    Session F: Food Resources
    Food supply & security, agri- and aquaculture

    Description:  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.
     Program:

    Time: Thursday November 29th, 13:00-16:00

    Location: TBA.

    Content:
    13:00-14:00 h : Part I: DTU Food-based research + other department contributions

    • Opening
    • ‘Sustainability of diets – challenges of developing sustainable food based dietary guidelines’ by Ellem Trolle from DTU Food
    • Talk selected from abstracts
    • Poster pitch presentations selected from abstracts

    14:00 – 14:40 h: Part II: Discussion on posters + coffee break.
    14:40 – 15:10 h: Part III: Entrepreneurs

    • ‘GRØD - dealing with the complexity of going more sustainable in the restaurant scene’ by Lasse Skjønning Andersen
    • ‘From coffee grounds to protein growth' by Tobias Lau from Beyond coffee
    • Talk by Roberto Flore, Head of DTU Food Lab

    15:10 – 16:00 h: Part IV: Industry and Policy makers

    • Talk from Industry
    • ‘The role of food policy in a rapidly changing world’ by Afton Halloran from Nordic Council of Ministers
    Committee:
    • Chair: Peter Ruhdal Jensen, perj@food.dtu.dk, DTU Food
    • Chair: Pedro Jesús García Moreno, pejeg@food.dtu.dk, DTU Food
    • Anja Pia Biltoft-Jensen, apbj@food.dtu.dk, DTU Food
    • Ana Carina Loureiro Mendes, anac@foof.dtu.dk, DTU Food
    • Egon Bech Hansen, egbh@food.dtu.dk, DTU Food

    Related Sessions: 
       SDGs



      SDG02 - Zero Hunger
      SDG03 - Good health and well being
      SDG12 - Responsible consumption and production
      SDG15 - Life on land

      SDT 2a … enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries...
      SDT 12.3 By 2030, halve per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reduce food losses along production and supply chains, including post-harvest losses
      SDT 12.5 By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse
      SDT 15.2 By 2020, promote the implementation of sustainable management of all types of forests, halt deforestation, restore degraded forests and substantially

      Back to Session Overview

      Session G: Green Innovation and Entrepreneurship 
      Sustainability and business development

      Description: 

      Green Innovation in small companies, can often be challenging, due to lack of resources. This session will show the opportunities for SME’s to be part of innovative projects together with researchers from DTU. Benefits, challenges and funding opportunities from innovation projects creating sustainable development in SME’s will be presented, follow by an ideation session, given the possibility to find a new innovative project or funding opportunity.

       Program:

      Time: Friday November 30th, 10:30-12:30

      10:30 Welcome and introduction to the session

      10:35 2–5 min pitch presentations of funding opportunities and projects supporting innovation and corporation between DTU and companies.


      The following projects will be presented:
      Bæredygtig bundlinje – Create a green profile for your innovative company by Stig Irving Olsen

      WISE – Water, Innovation and SMV’s – Funding opportunity for corporation projects between DTU and SMV’s by Katrine Nielsen

      DTU Link – Innovation and SMV’s in the region of Zealand - Funding opportunity for corporation projects between DTU and SMV’s by Jacob Aabroe

      Climate KIC - European knowledge and innovation community, working to accelerate the transition to a zero-carbon economy by Michael Mejlhede Rolsted

      Clean Cluster – InnoMT – Industrial PhDs, how to get help to get one? By Simon Baagøe Andersen

      DTU Science PARK Team mentoring - by Thomas Klem Andersen

      Ca 11:10 10 min presentations from financed projects


      Buddha Bikes - a Bæredygtig Bundlinje project presented by Simon Søndergaard, Buddha Bikes

      Havsans – from start up to company - a WISE project presented by Asger Bendix Hansen, Havsans

      • Project founded by DTU Link TBA

      FlowLoop – Innovation project between DTU Environment and FlowLoop – a WISE project presented by Manuela Schliemann-Haug, DTU Environment

      AquaGreen – Benefits and challenges in corporation projects between SME’s and DTU presented by Claus Dalsgaard Jensen, AquaGreen

      Ca 12:00 Closing remarks and introduction to ideator bazar.
      Ca 12:05 Ideator bazar


      Presenters will be available and potential projects ideas can  be discussed.

      Committee: 
       Related Sessions:
       SDGs



      SDG02 - Zero Hunger
      SDG03 - Good health and well being
      SDG12 - Responsible consumption and production
      SDG15 - Life on land

      SDT 2a … enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries...
      SDT 12.3 By 2030, halve per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reduce food losses along production and supply chains, including post-harvest losses
      SDT 12.5 By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse
      SDT 15.2 By 2020, promote the implementation of sustainable management of all types of forests, halt deforestation, restore degraded forests and substantially

      Back to Session Overview

      Session: H: The future of Healthcare

      - Ensure healthcare, quality of life and wellbeing in the light of demographic change 

      Description:

      This session will identify and discuss future challenges and trends of healthcare provisioning, including the domains of prevention, quality of life and lifestyle for a growing world population undergoing a demographic change.
      We focus on changes undergoing healthcare institutions and industry, combined with examples of technological advances, the impact of data & analytics, public private partnerships, structural changes impelling innovation and the developing Nordic sustainable healthcare agenda.

      Program:

      Time: Friday November 30th, 10:30-12:30

      Location: TBA

      Confirmed speakers:
      Sam Kondo Steffensen, DTU Business
      Lisbeth Juhl Christensen: Nordic Health Lab
      Daniel Erikson: Nordic Center for Sustainable Healthcare
      Christian Etgen: Siemens Healthineers

      Irina Lindquist/Anca Galinescu: Schneider Electric
      Christian Koerner, Technology Scout, the National Children’s Hospital: How architecture, organization and technology can play together

      Talks and pitches based on submitted abstracts
      Contents will be announced after submission deadline.

      Committee: 
      • Chairs:
        Flemming Larsen, DTU Nanotech, flem@nanotech.dtu.dk
        Sam Kondo Steffensen, DTU Business, sakost@business.dtu.dk
       Related Sessions:
       SDGs  

      SDG03 - Good health and well being

      SDT 3.3 "By 2030, end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases"
      SDT 3.4 "By 2030, reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being"
      SDI 3.4.1 "3.4.1 Mortality rate attributed to cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes or chronic respiratory disease"
      SDT 3.b "Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines for the communicable and non-communicable diseases that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable essential medicines and vaccines..."

      Back to Session Overview
      Session L: Smart Liveable Cities
      Urbanization, Buildings, Transport, Water, Infrastructure 
      Description:  How can urban infrastructure and architectural engineering provide more sustainable and smart liveable cities? Industry and households become ever more integrated with real time control of environmental systems and increasingly optimizing supply control of e.g. district heating systems and intelligent energy systems for variable renewable energy supplies. Drains and automatic flood warning systems may contribute to climate adaptation, and blue-green multifunctional areas may become crucial elements in urban planning together with transport management. All in pursuit to mitigate environmental impacts as the world’s population unavoidably becomes increasingly urbanized.  
      Program

      Time: Thursday November 29th, 10:30-12:30

      Location: TBA.

      Content:
      Invited talks TBA
      Talks and pitches based on submitted abstracts
      Contents will be announced after submission deadline.

      Committee: 
       Related Sessions:
      SDGs



      SDG06 - Clean water and Sanitation
      SDG11 - Sustainable cities and communities
      SDG13 - Climate action

      SDT 1.5 … reduce exposure and vulnerability to climate-related extreme events …
      SDT 11.1 By 2030, ensure access for all to adequate, safe and affordable housing and basic services and upgrade slums
      SDI 11.1.1 Proportion of urban population living in slums, informal settlements or inadequate housing 11.2 By 2030, provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all, improving road safety, notably by expanding public transport, with special attention to the needs of those in vulnerable situations, women, children, persons with disabilities and older persons
      SDI 11.2.1 Proportion of population that has convenient access to public transport, by sex, age and persons with disabilities
      SDT 11.3 By 2030, enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management in all countries 11.3.1 Ratio of land consumption rate to population growth rate
      SDT 11.5 By 2030, significantly reduce the number of deaths and the number of people affected and substantially decrease the direct economic losses relative to global gross domestic product caused by disasters, including water-related disasters, with a focus on protecting the poor and people in vulnerable situations
      SDT 11.6 By 2030, reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management
      SDI 11.6.1 Proportion of urban solid waste regularly collected and with adequate final discharge out of total urban solid waste generated, by cities
      SDT 13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries

      Back to Session Overview

      Session M: Becoming a sustainable company - Where to start?
      Description:

      Sustainability is rapidly becoming more and more important for all types of business. As an SME or startup there is a number of opportunities in creating a more sustainable company:

      • Optimizing the production helps the environment but also the operation costs and creates a higher margin or a more competitive structure within the company
      • Readiness for future legislations and regulations such as green taxes and the customers’ demands
      • Lowering the risk of being targeted by NGO’s and regulations
      • Establishing PR and marketing opportunities
      • Attracting talented employees

      In this session, we will identify and address the opportunities and challenges SME’s and startups face during the process of becoming a more sustainable company.

      The session is a workshop with active involvement of the participants and guidance to answering the big question - where to start in improving sustainability in a startup/SME? The workshop will lead to follow-up activities in the coming year.

      The workshop is primarily intended for Startups and SMEs, and also welcomes scientists with interests in the topic or people thinking of making startups.

      Program:

       

      Time: Thursday November 29th, 13:30-15:30
      Location: TBA.

      The sessions will consist of two separate parts. The first part will focus on the issues that currently blocks your company from becoming sustainable in different areas. The second part will focus on finding solutions to meet a selected goal. There will be several facilitated exercises and in-between speakers will provide help and inspiration. 

      Invited talks:

      • Sofie Berglykke Aagard. Sofie works as a Sustainability Coordinator for the growing startup Volumental. The talk is about the challenges that she and the company face, when trying to become more sustainable
      • Kathrine Jerl Jensen. Kathrine will present InceptSustainability a startup with the goal of creating an online platform able to assist SME’s and startups in becoming sustainable.
      • Stig Irving Olsen Professor at DTU in Quantitative Sustainability Assessment

      By the end of this session you should have a goal together with a list of possible solutions that your can implement in your business.

       Committee:

      Sofie berglykke Aagaard, s141024@student.dtu.dk
      Alechandrina Julieta Pereira Espinoza, s172181@student.dtu.dk
      Kathrine Jerl Jensen, s141036@student.dtu.dk
      Stig Irving Olsen, siol@dtu.dk

      Back to Session Overview

      Session N: Partnerships and Financing
      - How to optimize the synergistic effects in partnerships between Universities, Industry and Organizations.
      Description:

      What is all the hype about partnerships for sustainable development about? Who are the partners, what kind of collaborations do the partnerships address and how are they financed? And what are universities’ value-add and role in this?
      In this session, we bring together researchers, companies and “partnership facilitators” to learn about new funding opportunities supporting the creation of these partnerships, which combines private and public funds in new ways, and to discuss how to become a player in this field. Focus is on developing and emerging markets.
      We will address concepts like impact investment, blended finance, scalable and bankable projects and not least, learn about concrete partnership cases.
      Universities are not a given partner – however, at DTU we believe we have valuable knowledge, sector-insights and network to bring in, but are also aware that there is a need to learn more about how we best engage and collaborate with companies in this respect.

      Come join us for an inspiring panel-session followed by plenary debate.

      Program

      Time: Thursday November 29th, 10:30-12:30
      Location: TBA

      Introduction
      Panel-session
      Plenary debate

      Speakers:
      - Morten Elkjær, Vicepresident Finance Sector, Investment Fund for Developing Countries: The Sustainable Development Goals and new financing models

      - Iver Høj Nielsen, Head of P4G Activities, State of Green: P4G as a catalyst for sustainable development

      - Carlos Ocampo, Director EMA Biorefining, Novozymes: The need for partnerships and blended finance for biorefining investments in high risk areas

      - Gitte Dyrhagen Husager, Head of Private Sector Engagement DanChurchAid: DanChurchAid’s perspectives on Ngo-Business-University collaboration in the new partnership modalities

      - Sara Trærup, Senior Researcher, UNEP DTU Partnership: Supporting developing countries in identifying partnership needs

      Committee:
      • Chairs:
        Senior Executive Officer Christine Rich, DTU AIS (Innovation and Sector Services), crich@dtu.dk
        Co-chair: Special Advisor, DTU AIS (Innovation and Sector Services), uhoej@dtu.dk
      Related Sessions:
       SDGs


       
      SDG08 – Decent work and economic growth
      SDG09 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
      SDG12 – Responsible Consumption and Production
      SDG13 - Climate Action
      SDG17 – Partnerships for the goals

      Back to Session Overview

      Session P: Business Models Based on Protein Alternatives

      Description:  Format for three hours: We will make a short introduction of the Regional Nordic Hub and its aims in the production of alternative proteins in feed and food sectors with few examples (Presenter Jesica Murcia López).
      Then a representative from DTU Food (Peter Ruhdal Jensen, TBC) will present a Climate KIC project about biorefinering residuals to be used as ingredients in protein bars for humans.
      A representative from DTU Environment (Borja Valverde, TBC) will present an innovative way to use water waste to be transformed by microbial proteins to develop feed products for monogastrics animals and fishmeal.
      This will be followed by a coffee break to network.
      In addition, if there is time after the coffee break, there will be a presentation of the Solutions Menu: A Nordic guide to sustainable food policy (Afton Halloran TBC).
      Lastly, there will be a Q&A session for discussion.
       Program: Time: Friday November 30th, 10.30-12.30
      Location: TBA

      Program:

      10:30 -10:40 Jesica Murcia López, Department of Food and Resource Economics (IFRO), The University of Copenhagen
      A short introduction of the Regional Nordic Hub and its aims in the transition of production of alternative proteins in feed and food sectors with few examples

      10:40 – 10:50 Morten Gylling, Department of Food and Resource Economics (IFRO), The University of Copenhagen
      Will present BIOVALUE main remarks. The BIOVLUE platform is funded under the SPIR initiative by The Innovation Fund Denmark.

      10:50 – 11:00 Daniel Stender Nørgaard, DTU Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark
      Will present a Climate KIC project about biorefinering residuals to be used as ingredients in protein bars for humans, advances and challenges.

      11:00 – 11:10 Hanne Helene Hansen, Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (IVH), The University of Copenhagen
      Will present the insights of a Climate KIC project about seaweed for ruminants, its implications, and steps forward and scale-up.

      11:10 – 11:20 Borja Valverde Pérez, Department of Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Denmark
      Will present an innovative way to use water waste to be transformed by microbial proteins to develop feed products for monogastrics animals and fishmeal.

      11:20 – 11:30 Marianne Thomsen, Department of Environmental Science – Emmision modeling & environmental geography, Aarhus University
      Will present a multi-criteria approach to sustainability assessment of alternative proteins in food chains

      11:30 -11:40 Karolina Östbring, Deaprtment of Food Technology, Lund University (tbc)

      11:40 – 11:45 Short break
      11:45 – 12:30 Moderated discussion and Q&A (45 min)

      Session without abstract submission.

       Committee:

      Chair: Jesica Andrea Murcia López, jaml@ifro.ku.dk
      Related sessions: 
       SDGs  

      SDG08 - Decent work and economic growth
      SDG09 - Industry, innovation and infrastructure
      SDG12 - Responsible consumption and production

      SDT 8.4 "Improve progressively, through 2030, global resource efficiency in consumption and production and endeavour to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation, in accordance with the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production, with developed countries
      taking the lead"
      SDI 8.4.1 "Material footprint, material footprint per capita, and material footprint per GDP"
      SDI 8.4.2 "Domestic material consumption, domestic material consumption per capita, and domestic material consumption per GDP"
      SDT 12.1 Implement the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns, all countries taking action, with developed countries taking the lead, taking into account the development and capabilities of developing countries

      Back to Session Overview

      Session R: Biorefining
      - From renewable plant- and algae-based biomass to biofuels, biomaterials and high added-value biochemicals
      Description:  Integrated production of food and feed ingredients, chemicals, materials and energy carriers from residual biomass within the so-called biorefinery (biomass-based refinery) is an essential part of a sustainable future. Identification and development of optimal combinations of substrates, conversion processes and utilization of the final products is a very complex process. This session invites speakers to present new, innovative and promising technologies for sustainable production of valuable commodities in a biorefinery context. Conversion routes include, but are not limited to, biological processes. 
       Program: Thursday November 29th, 10:30-12:30
      Location: TBA
      • Jens Ejbye Schmidt, Head of Department of the Department of Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology and Environmental Technology, University of South Denmark.
        “Sustainable concepts of biorefineries in arid regions“

      • Urd Grandorf Bak, Research & Innovation Manager, Ocean Rainforest
        “Bio-refinery and carbon-capturing from sustainable cultivated seaweed”
        Ocean Rainforest is a company engaged in nearshore and offshore cultivation of large brown seaweeds in the Faroe Islands and California for the production of sustainable blue biomass for the food and feed market, and potentially also for bio-plastics and healthy textiles production. This new blue bio-economy is dependent on successful cascading refinery processes of "low hanging fruits" to create a profitable and scalable industry. This is the focus of the EU BBI funded project MACRO CASCADE where Ocean Rainforest is a partner.

      • Philip Loldrup Fosbøl, Associate Professor, DTU Chemical Engineering
        “Zero carbon footprint through CO2 capture and utilization”

      • Pitch on submitted abstracts for poster
      • Q&A
      Committee

      Related sessions: 
         SDGs  

        SDG07 - Affordable and clean energy
        SDG12 - Responsible consumption and production
        SDG15 - Life on land

        SDT 12.1 Implement the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns, all countries taking action, with developed countries taking the lead, taking into account the development and capabilities of developing countries

        Back to Session Overview

        Session S: Smart cities in Smart Societies
        - A pluridisciplinary approach towards green transition in Danish municipalities

        Description: 

        Creating sustainable and livable cities demands a holistic approach combining advanced technology and smart data with the needs of the users and that those municipalities has the tools and systems in place that allow them to integrate the new technologies. Integrating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in the process also require a close dialogue between cities, companies and academic disciplines breaking down silos between the universities, the political level and the citizens.

        How do you bring technical research from universities into the everyday life of municipalities towards a green transition

        • What does it take from the political level?
        • What does it take from the technical and practical level in the municipality?
        • What are the organizational requirements and steps?
        • What are the challenges and the process?

        This session will provide insight and experience on these questions from an anthropological and a technical approach. This knowledge is based on test and experience from a regional EU project in Greater Copenhagen, “Smart Cities Accelerator”  involving academics, municipalities, citizens and companies. www.smartcitiesaccelerator.eu

        Through a cross-disciplinary approach of scientists, anthropologists working closely with the municipality and the users the project demonstrates catalysing transformative, systemic change through systems innovation, looking into the role of human agency in the transformation of systems.

        The format of the session will be presentations combined with interactive workshop discussion.  At the interactive workshop session we wish to invite input, experiences and observations from users, researchers, municipalities and companies.

        Program:

        Time: Thursday November 29th, 13:30-15:30

        Location: TBA

        The session does not include external abstracts.

        Draft program:
        Welcome: Anne Marie Damgaard, Smart Cities Accelerator, DTU Compute
        Simon Lex Vestergaard, Anthropology, University of Copenhagen
        Peder Bacher, Davide Cali, DTU Compute
        Case studies from municipalities (TBC)

        NorthQ (TBC)
        Workshop

        Committee: 
        • Anne Marie Damgaard, DTU Compute, Project lead for Smart Cities Accelerator amada@dtu.dk,
         Related sessions:
         SDGs



        SDG11 - Sustainable cities and communities
        SDG13 - Climate action

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        Session U: Sustainability in a Chemical World
        - Chemicals and Nanoparticles, their toxicology and risks 
        Description:  The societal challenges related to chemicals and nanoparticles in the environment are profound, multifaceted and with wide ranging consequences. The question is how we can achieve sustainability and a future circular economy in a world that unavoidably relies heavily on access to industrial chemicals. The session discusses improved uses of chemicals, substitution options, the challenges related to assessing risks in relation to human health and the environment, aiming at finding ways to achieve sustainable uses of chemicals in the future. 
        Program:

        Time: Thursday November 29th, 10:30-12:30

        Location: TBD

        Content:
        Invited talks TBA
        Talks and pitches based on submitted abstracts
        Contents will be announced after submission deadline.

        Committee: 
         Related Sessions:
         SDGs

        SDG08 - Decent work and economic growth
        SDG12 - Responsible consumption and production

        SDT 8.8 Protect labour rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers, including migrant workers, in particular women migrants, and those in precarious employment
        SDI 8.8.1 Frequency rates of fatal and non-fatal occupational injuries, by sex and migrant status
        SDT 12.4 By 2020, achieve the environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes throughout their life cycle, in accordance with agreed international frameworks, and significantly reduce their release to air, water and soil in order to minimize their adverse impacts on human health and the environment
        SDT 12.5 By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse

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        Session W: Water
        Description: 

        Water systems in cities are growing increasingly complex. New treatment methods, new water qualities, and new resource recovery methods are being mixed to ensure the reliability of water supply and sanitation throughout society.
        The session invites speakers and participants with an interest in measuring the sustainability of water systems. Key questions are: Why do we measure sustainability? How do we assess sustainability?
        Sustainability aspects include but are not limited to: life-cycle assessment, economy and value added, health impacts. We consider the entire urban water system including water supply, stormwater management, industrial water and resource recovery from wastewater.

        Program

        Time: Friday ovember 30th, 10:30-12:30

        Location: TBD

        Content:
        Water provision for cities are growing increasingly complex. New water resources, new treatment methods, new water qualities, and new resource recovery methods are mixed to ensure the reliability of water supply and sanitation throughout society. The session invites speakers and participants with an interest in assessing the sustainability of water systems. Key questions are: Why do we measure sustainability? How do we assess sustainability? Sustainability aspects include but are not limited to: risk assessment, life-cycle assessment, economy and value added, and health impacts. We will explore the entire urban water system including resource abstraction, water supply, stormwater management, industrial water and water reuse.

        Invited talks TBA
        Talks and pitches based on submitted abstracts.

        Committee: 
        • Chair: Martin Rygaard, DTU Environment, mryg@env.dtu.dk
         Related sessions:
         SDGs



        SDG06 - Clean water and Sanitation
        SDG11 - Sustainable cities and communities
        SDG13 - Climate action
        SDG14 - Life below water

        SDT 6.1 By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all
        SDI 6.1.1 Proportion of population using safely managed drinking water services
        SDT 6.2 By 2030, achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls and those in vulnerable situations
        SDI 6.2.1 Proportion of population using safely managed sanitation services, including a hand-washing facility with soap and water
        SDT 6.3 By 2030, improve water quality by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimizing release of hazardous chemicals and materials, halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse globally
        SDI 6.3.1 Proportion of wastewater safely treated
        SDI 6.3.2 Proportion of bodies of water with good ambient water quality
        SDT 6.4 By 2030, substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity and substantially reduce the number of people suffering from water scarcity
        SDI 6.4.1 Change in water-use efficiency over time
        SDI 6.4.2 Level of water stress: freshwater withdrawal as a proportion of available freshwater resources

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        Session X: Regional Transformation for Sustainability
        - Economic growth, infrastructure, and organisational capacity
        Description:

        What are the best strategies and means for ensuring regional sustainability for well defined geographic areas, especially areas in need of economic growth?
        Three important issues to answer this question will be addressed:
        - A comprehensive and cross-cutting discussion of the most important drivers and barriers for ensuring sustainable regional growth and development especially in needed areas.
        - Discussion of strategies and means on how sustainable business development and sustainable economic growth can be coordinated in a synergetic way and timely done, in tandem with the necessary infrastructure development including transportation and energy systems and water, wastewater and solid waste systems based on the principles of sustainability.
        - The necessary and timely organisational capacity within regional and local authorities providing the enabling framework for the above.
        Case studies will be presented from invited speakers and submitted abstracts.

         Program:
        Thursday November 29th, 13:30-17:00
        Location: TBA

        Part I: Opening
        13.30 - 13.40: Welcome and Introduction, Chair Jens Rønnow Lønholdt and Co-chair Marco Carreira Silva
        13.40 - 14.00: Keynote, Regional Transformation - constraints, barriers and drivers, Jarl Krausing CONCITO

        Part II: Green Regional Transformation
        14.00 - 14.15: Where does green industries develop?, Anne Nygaard Tanner DTU Management
        14.15 - 14.30: Gate 21 - a regional driver for green growth, Lone Kelstrup Gate 21
        14.30 - 14.45: The Sustainability Caravan, Sara Christina Martinez IDA - Voices from the Future
        14.45 - 15.00: A coherent transport system for Greater Copenhagen 2050, Andrés Valderrama Aalborg University and Joe Jensen Region H
        15.00 - 15.15: Ship decommissioning - solving common European challenges, Kristian Johannesen NTU International A/S

        Part III: 15.15 - 15.30 Coffee Break and Networking

        Part IV: Blue Regional Transformation
        15.30 - 15.45: COHERENT Research Project - status and perspective, Lea Skræp Henningsen DTU Management
        15.45 - 16.00: Greater Copenhagen Green Connect, Jens Rønnow Lønholdt LYCEUM Innovation and Process Consultancy
        16.00 - 16.15: Climate action: In Kolding Municipality climate adjustment, CO2-savings and co-creation goes hand-in-hand, Lene Jæger Klausen Municipality of Kolding
        16.15 - 16.30: The Climate Laboratory in Middelfart/The Climate City, Bjarne Rasmussen Municipality of Middelfart

        Part V: Green and Blue Cross Cutting Round Table Talk
        16.30 - 17.00: Forming potential partnerships for post conference activities

         Committee:

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           SDGs

          SDG06 - Clean water and Sanitation
          SDG09 - Industry, innovation and infrastructure
          SDG10 - Reduced inequalities
          SDG11 - Sustainable cities and communities
          SDG13 - Climate action 

          SDT 1.5 … reduce exposure and vulnerability to climate-related extreme events …
          SDT 2.3 ...double agricultural productivity and income of small-scale food producers...
          SDT 2.4 "ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production, that help maintain ecosystems, that strengthen capacity for adaptation to climate change, extreme weather, drought, flooding and other disasters and that progressively improve land and soil quality"
          SDT 11.5 By 2030, significantly reduce the number of deaths and the number of people affected and substantially decrease the direct economic losses relative to global gross domestic product caused by disasters, including water-related disasters, with a focus on protecting the poor and people in vulnerable situations
          SDT 11.6 By 2030, reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management
          SDI 11.6.1 Proportion of urban solid waste regularly collected and with adequate final discharge out of total urban solid waste generated, by cities
          SDT 11.a Support positive economic, social and environmental links between urban, peri-urban and rural areas by strengthening national and regional development planning
          SDT 13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries
          SDT 17.6 "Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation and enhance knowledge-sharing on mutually agreed terms..."
          SDT 17.7 "Promote the development, transfer, dissemination and diffusion of environmentally sound technologies to developing countries on favourable terms, including on concessional and preferential terms, as mutually agreed..."

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