Sustainable Innovation 05

Global 'state of the art' in sustainable product/service development and design.
10th International Conference, 24th 25th October 2005. Farnham Castle International Briefing and Conference Centre, UK.

Part of the 'Towards Sustainable Product Design' series of conferences



Sustainable Innovation 05 will focus on the global 'state of the art' in sustainable product/service development and design and will provide an update on worldwide developments. The event will analyse the obstacles and opportunities for sustainable product/service development and design. It will highlight best practice and provide a range of case studies. Sustainable Innovation 05 will include invited and refereed papers covering sustainable product/service development and design from product designers and design engineers, academics, sustainability managers and other business practioners and will include a number of interactive processes on day 1 and 2 designed to enable delegates to think through sustainable product/service challenges and issues. Another feature of the event will be the Living Laboratory that showcases new sustainable product/service concepts. The event will be a be a unique learning experience and networking opportunity. Delegates will come from large companies, entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized (SMEs), as well as academia, government and non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

The conference is supported by an leading-edge international Advisory Board.


Organised by:
The Centre for Sustainable Design
Sponsored by:
The Department ofTrade and Industry (Dti)
Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
South-East England Development Agency
Supported by:
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
The Future 500
O2 - Global Network of Sustainable Designers
The Government Office for the South East (GOSE)

Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP)

Conference topics
Sustainable Innovation 05 welcomes conceptual and research-based papers covering sustainable product and services in the context of a range of issues:

  • Product policy
  • Product development processes
  • Supply chain management
  • Product-service-systems (PSS)
  • Education and training
  • Tools and techniques
  • Management systems
  • Organisational dimensions
  • Performance measurement and metrics
  • New business models
  • Newly industrialised and 'developing' country perspectives
  • Case studies

There would be particular interest in papers that explore:

  • How sustainable product/service development and design can enable CO2 reductions
  • Relationships between Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and product development/design.


Living Laboratory
Sustainable Innovation 05 welcomes the submission of new concepts for sustainable solutions:

  • Products
  • Services
  • Product-service-systems (PSS)


Conference Fees
Below is the information on conference fees and exhibtion space.

  • Business/Consultants/Govt.
    • Day 1 - 200 or Day 2 - 200
    • Both Days - 400

  • Academic/NGOs
    • Day 1 - 150 or Day 2 - 150
    • Both Days - 300

  • Speakers: 'refereed papers'
    • Day 1 - 125 or Day 2 - 125
    • Both Days - 250

  • Exhibition Space - 500


Submission details
Conference papers: please email, fax or post 500 words describing your proposed paper by 28th February 2005. The paper will then be sent to the Advisory Board for evaluation and authors will be given feedback by the end of April 2005. The highest rated papers will be invited to present at the conference.

Contributor Guidelines downloadable word doc
Contributor Guidelines - Paper example downloadable word doc

Living laboratory: please email, fax or post 2 pages that a) visualise, b) describe your proposed sustainable product, service or PSS concept and c) outline the financial, social and environmental impacts (both positive and negative) of your idea. Please send your outline by by 28th February 2005. Proposals will then be sent to the Advisory Board for evaluation and feedback will be returned by the end of April 2005 with highest ranked entrants asked to present their concepts at the event.

Living Laboratory Concept Form


The Sustainable Innovation 05 conference will be held at the Farnham Castle, International Briefing & Conference Centre, Farnham Surrey GU9 0AG.


Map of Venue


To get to Farnham Castle

By Car
From Shepherd & Flock roundabout on A31 take direction Central Farnham. Fork left at traffic lights, follow one way system to left past Leisure Centre and left again (see map in PDF). At traffic lights turn left into South Street & then first available right into Union Road. Follow one-way system straight on into Downing Street and right. At T-junction turn right into The Borough (main street in town centre) and first left into Castle Street (becomes Castle Hill). The entrance to the Castle is 400 metres up on the right hand side.

By Train
Trains leave London Waterloo for Farnham (via Woking) approximately every half hour. The journey takes between 45 minutes and an hour.

Walk down Station Hill, cross the A31, and continue along South Street. Turn left at the traffic lights into The Borough and first right into Castle Street. The entrance to the Castle is 400 metres up on the right hand side.

Taxis are usually available at Farnham station. If not, you can contact Farnham Station Taxis on (01252) 712 843 or Cavalier Taxis on (01252) 711 483.

From Airports
Heathrow Airport: There is a Rail-link Coach Service to Woking Railway Station with a train service from there direct to Farnham. Taxis are also available. Gatwick Airport: There is a train service to Victoria Station in London. It is then necessary to transfer to Waterloo Station (see British Rail).


For more information on Sustainable Innovation 05 please contact:
Professor Martin Charter Director
The Centre for Sustainable Design
University for the Creative Arts,
Farnham Campus
Tel: + 44 (0) 1252 892772
Fax: + 44 (0) 1252 892747





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