Workshop on Stimulating Innovative and Sustainable Business Decisions
The workshop will provide opportunities for discussion, as well as information about monetary valuation of environmental impacts in the product development process. During the workshop, representatives from the research project Integration of environment and economy in product development gives opportunity for innovation, funded by Vinnova, will present their case studies carried out within the project. In addition, the newly started project Support for innovative and sustainable business decisions will be presented and discussed.
Date: October 10, 2016
Place: 3rd floor at IVL, Aschebergsgatan 44, Gothenburg. Closest bus stop: Kapellplatsen
For whom: Partners within Swedish Life Cycle Center and other stakeholders
Aim: To discuss and spread results from the project Integration of environment and economy in product development gives opportunity for innovation, highlight organizations working with- and raise awareness about the field of monetary valuation, and to present the newly started project Support for innovative and sustainable business decisions.
12:30 Welcome and introduction
13:00 ISO and EPS – Bengt Steen (Chalmers)
13:30 Discussion groups
14:15 Introduction to case studies within the project Integration of environment and economy in product development gives opportunity for innovation – Klas Hallberg (AkzoNobel), Ellen Riise (SCA), Lisbeth Dahllöf (Volvo Group)
15:15 Panel debate
15:45 Presentation of the new project Support for innovative and sustainable business decisions
16:25 Sum up and conclusions
16:30 Celebrating mingle
Questions? Please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT THE PROJECT
The project is run within Swedish Life Cycle Center. The project aims at facilitate a change from a reactive to proactive product development strategy with regards to environment and sustainability. The project also aims at making the integration of environment and sustainability aspects more efficient early in the product development phase, and stimulate to radical eco-innovation and not merely to incremental changes. The project goal is to contribute to more efficient product development by developing and establishing a methodology that make environmental costs more visible, early in the product development phase.
The project team consists of project manager Maria Lindblad (IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute) and project manager Bengt Steen (Chalmers University of Technology), Tomas Rydberg, Stefan Åström, Haben Tekie (IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute), Karin Halldén Andersson (AkzoNobel), Ellen Riise (SCA), Lisbeth Dahllöf (Volvo Group), Rebecka Hallén Jorquera (Swedish Life Cycle Center) (and previously: Sara Palander and Anna Wikström from Swedish Life Cycle Center).