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EIC-EuroTech workshop on Sustainable Electronics

We look forward to welcoming researchers, policymakers, innovators, small and big businesses to this joint workshop of the European Innovation Council and the EuroTech Universities Alliance. Join us on 15 October 2024 in Brussels for a full day of updates and insights, discussions, and networking.

Sustainable electronics represent a unique opportunity for the future of EU industrial autonomy in a decarbonised and digital society. It has been predicted that by 2050, the production of electronic components and devices will rise exponentially and thus the use of raw materials in the sector will increase accordingly. As a result, the amount of electronic waste is also set to rise massively. The environmental footprint of electronics can be drastically reduced by shifting to innovative manufacturing methods, using materials with a lower environmental impact, and tackling the energy consumption from the design phase to the end of life of the devices developed. This is in line with the EU Circular Economy Action Plan as well as complementary with the objectives of the European Chips Act and the Critical Raw Materials Act.

Against this backdrop, the European Innovation Council and the EuroTech Universities Alliance are teaming up to provide a sneak peek into the future of electronics and highlight the importance of research and innovation in this field. A full-day workshop will bring together policymakers, researchers, innovators, small and big businesses. The workshop will be accompanied by a one-week exhibition with a selection of compelling demonstrators and informative posters, showcasing the outcomes of research and innovation done in Europe.

A detailed agenda will follow in the coming weeks.

Preliminary agenda

Please note that the agenda is subject to change.

09:00 Registration

  • N.N., European Innovation Council
  • Christine Nellemann, EuroTech Governing Board Chair and Dean for Sustainability, Technical University of Denmark
  • EU Chips Act
  • Critical Raw Materials Act
  • Safe and Sustainable by Design Framework

Speakers tbc soon

Isabel Obieta Vilallonga, EIC Programme Manager for Sustainable Semiconductors

11:00 Coffee break

  • Leo Kenny, Chair Environment, Safety, Health, and Sustainability, International Roadmap for Devices and Systems (IRDS)
  • Anna Fontcuberta i Morral, Head of Laboratory of Semiconductor Materials and President-elect of EPFL
  • Corinna Wolf, Head of Sustainability, Infineon Technologies AG

13:00 Lunch break


Do you have an exciting project or a business idea you’d like to present and get feedback on? Please tell us more in the registration form!

16:30 End

Practical information

Date and time: 
Workshop: Tuesday, 15 October 2024, 09:00-16:30 CEST
Exhibition: Monday-Friday, 14-18 October 2024
Location: European Commission, CDMA, Rue du Champ de Mars 21, 1050 Brussels
Organisers: European Innovation Council, EuroTech Universities Alliance
Registration: Is required; please fill in this registration form.
In the weeks prior to the event, you will receive an invitation to the European Commission Visitor-Pass form. Please fill in the requested information and bring a valid ID to access the premises.
Pitches: If you would like to pitch your solution in the afternoon session, please indicate this in the registration form. Please note that we reserve the right to select pitches to ensure a wide coverage in terms of topics and presenters.

Audience

This conference is open to all.

Further information

For further information, please contact Anita Schneider or Astrid Kristensen (see contact details below).

Contact

Astrid Sloth Kristensen, TUM

Astrid Sloth Kristensen

Organiser
Liaison Officer, TUM
Anita Schneider, EuroTech

Anita Schneider

Organiser
Communications Manager, EuroTech Brussels Office