The “Innovation Forum Upcycling” is a project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The aim is to create a new interdisciplinary network of SMEs, research institutions and associations in order to develop creative and innovative upcycling business models for durable furniture. The Innovation Forum is based at the Fresenius University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Design (AMD) in Berlin.
Upnovation Conference | 27.-28.06.2019 | German Museum of Technology Berlin
2nd Upnovation Workshop | 15.04.2019 | AMD Berlin
World Circular Economy Forum 2021
@ Toronto, Canada / virtual
Circular Materials Conference 2021
@ Göteborg, SE
Circular Materials Conference is a Nordic forum for industrial, scientific and commercial progress in the circular use of materials. This conference offers debate in seminars, face-to-face meetings and networking for international stakeholders, both academic and commercial, who want to be in the industry forefront at a time when we face the challenge of shifting to circular business models.
DNC2020: Circular Economy in a Sustainable Society
The Dresden Nexus Conference (DNC), since its inception in 2015, creates dialogue on nexus thinking that fosters research and capacity development activities in the sustainable and integrated management of water, soil, and waste. Water and soil play prominent roles as critical environmental resources in our societies and supply chains; the availability and quality of these resources are increasingly threatened by rapid urbanisation and modern lifestyles. The addition of waste as a resource makes DNC unique among other recent nexus discussions.
The third Dresden Nexus Conference (DNC2020) will take place 3–5 June 2020 under the theme “Circular Economy in a Sustainable Society”. Dresden is one of Germany’s most dynamic cities; the capital of Saxony is known for its indomitably pioneering approach, advancements in high technology, and strong research landscape.
DNC2020 aims to accelerate the transition to a more sustainable economy by focusing on identifying and discussing the concepts that nexus thinking offers to support the transition towards a circular economy. A Nexus Approach shares many synergies with the concept of a circular economy – a system that eliminates waste, keeps resources in use, and contributes to regenerating natural systems.
Cradle to Cradle (C2C) Congress
imm cologne – Die int. Einrichtungsmesse
Wo zeigen sich die Einrichtungstrends von morgen als Erstes? Wo kann man Star-Designer antreffen? Wo findet man Möbel, Visionen und Menschen zum Anfassen? Und gleichzeitig die Netzwerke, um Möbel für erfolgreiche Geschäfte zu ordern?
Auf der internationalen Einrichtungsmesse imm cologne in Köln präsentieren Trendsetter und kreative Newcomer die Innovationen des kommenden Jahres. Hier wird die internationale Vielfalt der Einrichtung umfassend, kompakt und strukturiert abgebildet.
Die imm cologne ist nicht nur die erste Interior-Design-Messe eines jeden Jahres, sondern auch die erste Wahl für internationale Aussteller und für fachkundige Besucher aus aller Welt. Sie zeigt zündende Wohnideen von neuen Innovationstreibern, Marktführern und Brands und liefert neue Impulse für den Möbelmarkt.
DIF 2019 (by Ellen MacArthur Foundation)
What is the DIF?
What if we could redesign everything? The Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s DIF is an interactive online event series that aims to shift mindsets and inspire action towards a circular economy by sharing and exploring disruptive ideas and stories across a range of topics.
3rd International PLATE Conference
Welcome to PLATE (Product Lifetimes and the Environment), the 3rd international conference to address product lifetimes in the context of sustainability. The conference will be held September 18-20, 2019 in Berlin, Germany, organised by Fraunhofer IZM in cooperation with Technische Universität Berlin.
PLATE aims to address the tremendous impacts of product lifetimes on the environment. The biannual conference brings together academics, industry, civil society and policy makers working in the field of sustainability and focusing on a variety of products like electronics, textiles, furniture and vehicles.
6th Int. Conf. on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing
SDM-2019 will consist of keynote talks, oral presentations, invited sessions and workshops. It will cover the theory and applications of sustainable design and manufacturing, and related areas, whilst providing an excellent platform for the presentation and discussion of new data and concepts, leading to knowledge exchange and the generation of new ideas.
4th International Conference on New Business Models
The 4th International Conference on New Business Models is hosted and supported by the Chair for Corporate Sustainability, ESCP Europe Berlin. It is devoted to bringing together both theoretical and practical insights from the fields of sustainable entrepreneurship, innovation, and transition, on the one hand side, and business models for sustainability, on the other hand side.
The aim of NBM @ Berlin 2019 is to discuss latest developments related to new business models for sustainable entrepreneurship, innovation, and transformation. Contributions to sustainable development, as demanded by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), require entrepreneurship and innovation to foster transitions to future-fit societies that build on values such as responsibility and justice and that no longer destroy the ecological foundations on which they depend. This endeavour benefits from inter-, multi-, and transdisciplinary research. The domains of entrepreneurship, innovation, and transition studies – and particularly their intersections – hold huge potential to offer new approaches to tackle ecological and socio-economic challenges.
3rd World Circular Economy Forum
Sitra is proud to host the 3rd World Circular Economy Forum in Helsinki, Finland on 3-5 June 2019. The WCEF2019 will bring together around 2,000 key circular economy thinkers and doers from around the world. This year the forum will have a strong emphasis on the next era of the circular economy and scaling up the transition.
3daysofdesign (Denmark’s Annual Design Event)
3daysofdesign is Denmark’s annual design event showcasing a curated selection of work from a variety of creative talents – from designers, artisans and architects to producers. Meet the people creating cutting-edge concepts within lifestyle, lighting, furniture or interior design. Experience new ideas, exhibitions, showrooms, pop-up events and more.
Screening Documentary “Closing the Loop”
@ AMD Berlin
2nd Workshop Innovation Forum Upcycling
@ AMD Berlin
Explore innovative approaches to the Circular Economy in the furniture sector and find answers to the question “What can the furniture industry learn from the fashion industry in terms of sustainability and circularity?”
The second Upnovation workshop will take place at the Akademie für Mode & Design (Pappelallee 78/79, 10437 Berlin – Prenzlauer Berg) on April 15, 2019 from 10:00 to 16:00.
Go to www.upnovation.de/workshop for further information and registration.
Sustainable Innovation 2019 (22nd Int. Conference)
@ Epsom (UK)
Sustainable Innovation 2019 will provide a platform to discuss future visions of how sustainability will impact on business models, products, services, technologies, innovation and design in 2030. Sustainable Innovation 2019 will include invited and refereed papers from academics, consultants, entrepreneurs, technology providers, designers, and innovation and sustainability directors. The international conference will create a unique space for learning, networking and thinking. Delegates will come globally from large companies, SMEs and start-ups, as well as academia, government and non-governmental organisations. The conference is supported by an international Advisory Board.
Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2019
The Salone Internazionale del Mobile, the first of the Salone del Mobile.Milano’s events, founded in 1961, is riding high as the furnishing and design sector’s acknowledged showcase for excellence, quality and innovation again this year. It is the most keenly awaited international event for professionals within the sector and, not least, has the ability to attract more than 330,000 visitors from over 165 foreign countries and get more than 5,000 journalists from all over the world talking about it, thanks to its all-encompassing, broad range of goods.
Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference 2019
The European Commission and the European Economic and Social Committee will host the 2019 European Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference on March 6 and 7 in Brussels.
The 2019 conference will build on the success of the 2018 event, which was titled Delivering on the Circular Economy – What’s next?. It gathered 650 participants on Day 1 and 350 on Day 2. The first day provided an avenue for high-level political discussion, in particular on the implementation of Circular Economy Action Plan, the second day allowed for the gathering of perspectives from civil society organisations present.
TEDxParcDuCinquantenaire – Sustainable Transition
@ Brüssel (+ Livestream)
TEDxParcDuCinquantenaire is a TEDx Event happening on the 5th of March at the Breydel Building in Brussels. A two-hour event, starting at 6:30 pm, with five incredible speakers whose powerful talks and mind-blowing performances explore the theme of ‘Sustainable Transition’.
World Resources Forum (WRF) 2019
WRF envisions the world where influential decision-makers, established civil societies, key industrial players, leading scientists and the empowered public interact and communicate on setting the agenda and developing solutions on sustainable use of resources worldwide, paying close attention to the delicate interplay between the economic, social and environmental implications of resource use as well as acknowledging the challenges of increasing pressure on available resources. Through this interaction of multiple stakeholders, innovative and effective solutions emerge, addressing the issue of efficiency and sufficiency of resource utilization amongst consumers, producers and waste management sector, establishing sustainable practices of resources use worldwide.
Kick-Off Workshop Innovationsforum Upcycling
@ AMD Berlin
Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair
The world’s leading event for Scandinavian design
During Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair, the fair is full to bursting point with the latest innovations within interior design and lighting for both homes and public spaces. New products, new materials, new knowledge, new trends and new environmental and technological solutions are displayed in a both informative and inspirational manner. Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair takes place every year during week 6 in february.
4th European Resource Forum (ERF)
From 27 to 28 November 2018, the German Environment Agency organised the 4th European Resource Forum (ERF) in Berlin.
The conference ERF addresses European decision-makers and experts from the fields of sustainable resource use by focwill place in the “Ludwig Erhard Haus” in Berlin. ERF addresses European decision-makers and experts from the fields of policy development, industry, academia, civil society and the media. In 2018, about 380 people from 45 countries have participated in the conference.