September 22, 2017

 MOVING TOWARDS A DIGITALLY POWERED CIRCULAR ECONOMY (Brussels 23-25 October 2017)

Two Days of Interactive Thematic Sessions @ G-STIC 2017

The G-STIC 2017 conference aims to accelerate the development, dissemination and deployment of technology innovations that enable the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). On October 23 & 24, G-STIC 2017 will dedicate a number of interactive thematic sessions to how digital technology will be instrumental in realising circular economy concepts, to achieve sustainable growth.

 

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September 5, 2017

 WORTH PARTNERSHIP PROJECT STRENGTHENS THE SMEs COMPETITIVENESS THROUGH CREATIVITY  (close 31st December 2017)

After the success of the Pilot Project that involved a total of 79 small-medium businesses (SME) and 34 European enterprising partnerships, WORTH Partnership Project is back with renewed expectations.

Embarked in 4 years journey, the new objective is to support 150 cross-boundary partnership projects involving a minimum of 450 companies (SMEs and startups)

Worth Partnership Project is funded by COSME programme of the European Union to support collaborations between SMEs and start-ups of designers, art & craft and creative people with peers’ tech firms and manufactures to create innovative and disruptive products and ideas.

The Worth Partnership Project application call will be on going throughout 4 years, with different windows of opportunity. The first call, that will open the 18th of September 2017, will close the 31st December 2017 for the first partnership formation

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July 14, 2017

 LUBMAT 2018

SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN 5th-6th JUNE 2018

LUBMAT is a common initiative between TEKNIKER and JOST Institute for lubrication and tribology which realized that even though there were numerous international congresses dealing with the scientific approach for lubrication and wear, there were not any specific industrially focused. LUBMAT intends to address the industrial public without losing sight of the academic and scientific vision. LUBMAT is a well-established event that is in its 6th edition. Contributions are expected on all aspects of these three main topics:

  • Lubricants and lubrication management.
  • Tribology.
  • Condition monitoring.

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WG 5: Life cycle, Impacts, Risks

Chair: Aleksandar Jovanovic (Steinbeis R-Tech)


Scope and objective of this WG

  • risks in/of innovation (e.g. risks of unexpected side-effects)
  • risk of non-performance or performance below expectations (e.g. risks of system or component failures)
  • risk of adverse/unexpected effects and impacts (e.g. on public health and/or environment)
  • risks over the life-cycle of products and technologies (e.g. unexpected problems in decommissioning or recycling phase)
  • project risks, especially in innovation, R&D and new technologies oriented projects

Analysis of the contribution of the life cycle stages to the overall environmental load to prioritize improvements on products or processes.

The above is done in particular for advanced/new materials and materials technologies applied in:

  • new emerging technologies (e.g. CO2, H2, nanotechnologies...)
  • petro chemical and process plants
  • power plants

Main standards referred to by the WG are the ISO 14044 and the guidelines of the EU (e.g. ILCD/ELCD) covering the following main aspects:

  • Defining the goal and scope of the study
  • Making a model of the product life cycle with all the environmental inflows and outflows (life cycle inventory, LCI stage)
  • Understanding the environmental relevance of all the inflows and outflows (life cycle impacts assessment, LCIA stage)
  • Interpretation of the results

 

Contact 
Prof. Dr. Aleksandar Jovanovic
Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies R-Tech
Haus der Wirtschaft,
Willi-Bleicher-Str. 19
70174 Stuttgart
Germany
Tel: +49 711 1839 781
Fax: +49 711 1839 685
jovanovic@risk-technologies.com
 
Presentations 
List of presentations

Life cycle Assessment (LCA) & Risk Analysis in Nanomaterials-related NMP projects (Brussels, March, 2, 2011), click here

 




 
Events 
WG5 Workshop:
"Life cycle Assessment (LCA) & Risk Analysis in Nanomaterials-related NMP projects
"
March 2, 2011, Brussels

Presentation available here
 
Methodological references on LCA 

For further information on Life Cycle Assessment, please visit this webpage, managed by JRC-IES and containing the most updated references for materials and methods used in LCA.

 
Open source software for LCA studies 

The WP5 would like to inform all the “RiskLCAnano” community about the availability of openLCA, a free tool which can be used for life cycle analysis and sustainability assessments. Further details can be found here.