Baltic University Programme Spring Students’ Conference 2018

From 28th May to 1st June 2018 in Großschönau/Zittau, Germany, there will be a conference titled Innovation for Sustainable Development: Resource and Energy Efficiency in Production and Transportation organized by the Baltic University Programme (BUP), Hamburg University of Applied Sciences and the University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Görlitz.

The goal of the Conference is to contribute to learn and discuss about the role of technological and social innovations for sustainable development. Within the academic sessions we will focus on resource and energy efficiency issues in industrial production. Here we will shed light on cutting-edge
technological innovations in the context of industry 4.0 and digitalization. In cooperation with the Fraunhofer IWU, one of the leading institutes of resource-efficient production of fiber-reinforced polymers, participants will get insight into current applied research in the laboratories, i.e. with a demonstration of the rapid prototyping 3D-printers.

In addition to modern adhesive manufacturing, the next days are devoted to electro mobility. Participants will get the chance to take part in expert sessions on electro-mobility roll out and will discuss possible resource constraints and social ecological side-effects of this mostly lithium-based technological trajectory. The acacemic sessions are complemented by a field excursion to the VW production site of the eGolf in Dresden and by various social events.

Presentations, group discussions, and group works will provide learning opportunities for participants, create platform for exchange of ideas and experiences, and will result in strengthening BUP network for sustainable development. The conference site is located in a holiday resort in the wonderful Zittauer Mountains.

If you are interested, please have a look at the leaflets and fill the application form: