Satellite event - International Symposium

GREEN LAB: REDUCING THE IMPACTS OF UNIVERSITY LABORATORIES IN THE ENVIRONMENT

Friday 28th june · Parc Científic de Barcelona

Satellite event

Friday 28th june · Parc Científic de Barcelona

International Symposium

GREEN LAB: REDUCING THE IMPACTS OF UNIVERSITY LABORATORIES IN THE ENVIRONMENT

Laboratories consume three to five times more energy and resources than standard office spaces, with significant environmental impacts from constant equipment operation and disposable plastic use.

Against this background, the project ‘Sustainable Laboratories’ (NACH-LABS), a joint effort of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, the Technical University of Darmstadt, and IUTA e.V., the European School of Sustainability Science and Research (ESSSR), the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme and the UK Consortium for Sustainability Research (UK-CSR), are organising the international symposium Green Labs: Reducing the Impacts of University Laboratories on the Environment.

Due to its focus on sustainability, the event will be held online. Therefore, the Sustainability Committee of IBEC, in collaboration with PCB and Nanomed Spain, believes that organizing a satellite event to collectively follow the main event would be a great opportunity to bring together our community, facilitating networking and sharing local experiences.

This event will consist of two parts. In the first part, the official conference will be streamed. The second part will be an opportunity for local networking and experience sharing of our journey towards more sustainable research.

We invite you to present a 5-minute short talk on your experiences in making your labs more sustainable. You can register and send your proposals.

PROGRAMME

09:30Arrival of attendees
09:45Welcome
Streaming of the international conference
10:00Opening of the conference
Caterina Baars, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
10:05Welcome words
Prof. Dr. Walter Leal Filho, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
10:15Martin Farley, UKRI Associate Director of Environmental Sustainability Programmes, Director (Green Lab Associates), FIEMA.
10:35TBA, Sustainable European Laboratories Network (SELS)
 Impulse Lectures – Focus on cases and best practices
10:50The role of central core facilities of research institutions to engage researchers and raise awareness towards sustainability
Inmaculada Moreno y Isabel Oliveira (Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia), Spain
11:05Sustainable laboratory practices at the University of Groningen, NL.
Thomas Freese, University of Groningen, Netherlands
11:20Sustainability and Science – A New Synergy.
Patrick Penndorf, ReAdvance, Germany
11:35The journey towards sustainability of a research center for bioengineering.
Cristina Arimany,  Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia, Spain
11:50Ebatronics: a green lab for experiments in control engineering.
Luigi Fortuna, University of Catania, Italy
12:05Coffee break
 Impulse Lectures – Focus on parameters
12:20Biomass and biomass waste processing and valorization to achieve progress towards bieconomy and circular economy: strategy for development of green laboratories.
Maris Klavins, University of Latvia, Latvia
12:35Unlocking the Potential of 3D Printing in University Laboratories for Enhanced Efficiency and Environmental Sustainability.
Tobias Werres, IUTA e. V., Germany
12:50Ventilation Systems are the largest energy consumers.
Gabi Lilienthal, University of Frankfurt, Germany
13:05Lunch break
13:40Panel discussion: Towards more sustainable laboratories – innovative opportunities vs. practical implication.
TBA
14:20Conclusion
Prof. Dr. Walter Leal Filho, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
14:30Official End of the Symposium
On-site presentations
15:00Local participants experience sharing
16:30Final remarks

Venue

Sala Dolors Aleu, Parc Científic de Barcelona, C. Bardiri Reixac, 4-8, Barcelona.

REGISTRATION

Contacto

ibeccommunications@ibecbarcelona.eu

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