SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION 2014

Cities & Regions as Catalysts for Smart & Sustainable Innovation

Part of the ‘Towards Sustainable Product Design’ series of conferences

19th International Conference
3rd-4th November 2014
KADK
Copenhagen
Denmark

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Programme

Day 1

Chair: Professor Martin Charter, Director, The Centre for Sustainable Design ®, UCA, UK
08:30 Registration
09:30 Introduction and Opening Remarks
Professor Martin Charter, Director, The Centre for Sustainable Design ®, UCA, UK
10:00 Green Economy, Growth & Innovation: Countries, Regions & Cities
David Albertani, Program Coordinator & Financial Analyst, R20 Regions of Climate Action, Switzerland
10:30 Transition to Sustainable Cities
Professor Fred Steward, Policy Studies Institute & Climate KIC, UK
11:00 Coffee/Tea and Networking
11:30 Cities, Sustainability & Innovation in China
Professor Wang Yi, Director-General, Institute of Policy and Management, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
12:00 Smart & Sustainable Cities Driving Innovation
Dr Trevor Davis, IBM Distinguished Engineer and Consumer Products Futurist, IBM, UK
12:30 City of Copenhagen: Systems, Innovation & Start-ups
Professor Tina Saaby, Chief City Architect, City of Copenhagen, Denmark
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Smart & Sustainable Cites as Drivers for Sustainable Innovation
Martin Gertz Andersen, CTO, Green Seminars, Denmark
14:30 Urban Grassroots Innovation & the Circular Economy
Guido Braam, CEO, Circle Economy, Netherlands
15:00 Cities & Regions as Catalysts for Sustainable Innovation: Personal Visions, Perspectives and Stories
Chair:
Professor Martin Charter, Director, The Centre for Sustainable Design ®, UCA, UK
Eco-innovation 2035: Laurent Bontoux, JRC, European Commission, Belgium
Sustainable Amsterdam: Sascha Glasl, Founding Partner, Space and Matter, Netherlands
Collaborative Malmö: Moa Björnson, Project Manager, Malmö Innovation Platform, Environment Department, City of Malmö, Sweden
Repair Cafés: Martine Postma, Founder, Stichting Repair Café, Netherlands
Excubation-Innovation: Henrik Poulsen, Green Startup House, Denmark
Production-Consumption: Almut Reichel, European Environment Agency, Denmark
16:00 Coffee/Tea and Networking
16:30
Panel:
Driving Sustainable Innovation in Cities
Chair:
Lars Fogh Mortensen, Sustainability Director, Copenhagen Institute on Risk and Sustainability, Denmark
Panel:
Birgit de Boissezon, Head of Unit, Sustainable Management of Natural Resources, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission, Belgium
Professor Simon Joss, University of Westminster, UK
Dorte Vigsoe, Team Leader and Chief Consultant, Fund for Green Business Development, Danish Business Authority, Denmark
Christian Loewe, Senior Expert, Federal Environment Agency (UBA), Germany
17:30 Summary
Professor Martin Charter, Director, The Centre for Sustainable Design ®, UCA, UK
17:45 Drinks & Entertainment
20:00 Conference Dinner

Day 2

Chair: Professor Martin Charter, Director, The Centre for Sustainable Design ®, UCA, UK
08:30 Registration
09:00 Introduction and Opening Remarks
Professor Martin Charter, Director, The Centre for Sustainable Design ®, UCA, UK
09:05 Keynote
Gil Friend, Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Palo Alto, US
09:40 Refereed Papers – ‘Top 30′ – 30 second pitches
10:15 Refereed Papers sessions
13:15 Lunch
14:15 Sustainable Innovation & Regions: Challenges & Opportunities
Gianluca Salvatori, President and CEO, Progetto Manifattura and European Research Institute on Cooperation and Social Enterprises, University of Trento, Italy
14:45 Islands as Living Laboratories for Sustainable Solutions
Søren Femmer Jensen, Founder & Director, Co-creative, Denmark
15:15 Coffee/Tea and networking – Marketplace
15:45
Panel:
Driving Sustainable Innovation in Regions
Chair:
Eva Grambye, Special Envoy & Head of Department, Global Green Growth Forum, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark
Panel:
Robbert Droop, Policy Coordinator, Environmental Protection Office, Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment & Project Leader, ECO-INNOVERA, Netherlands
Lars Holte Nielsen, Member, Management Board, ERRIN, Denmark
Professor Ulrik Jorgensen, DIST Centre, Department of Development & Planning, University of Aalborg, Denmark
Michal Miedzinski, Senior Consultant, Technopolis, Belgium
16:45 Conference Summary
Professor Martin Charter, Director, The Centre for Sustainable Design ®, UCA, UK
17:00 Close

Contact

For more information on Sustainable Innovation 2014   please contact:

Professor Martin Charter
Director
The Centre for Sustainable Design ®
University for the Creative Arts
Farnham Campus
Farnham
Surrey
GU9 7DS
UK
Tel: + 44 (0) 1252 892772
Fax: + 44 (0) 1252 892747
Email: mcharter@ucreative.ac.uk

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