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The Design 4 Sustainability Conference covers all aspects enabling a circular economy by applying design methods on material, product and value chain level. The conference will focus especially on design for automotive applications.
This has strong implications on:

Material design

  • Decrease material usage
  • Improve sortability with current sorting technology
  • Biodegradability, yes or no

Article / Product Design

  • Design for dismantling
  • Decrease material usage or number of components
  • Use of digital techniques for design

Value Chain Design

  • Changing perception of waste versus valuable material
  • How to organize and incentivize the value chain so that sustainable activity is encouraged
  • Innovation in ‘waste’ collection methods
  • Innovation in ‘waste’ sorting methods

During the Design 4 Sustainability Conference the (inter)national speakers will present their view and experience in this application area.


This conference is part of the Sustainable Materials Series and contains the following adjacent conferences:

This conference is all about turning waste plastic via pyrolysis /chemical recycling into new plastics competing with plastics made from virgin fossil oil. This requires that current recycling value chains change to a new sustainable ecosystem. As a result the creation of innovative new ecosystems will be a challenge with so many new and existing stakeholders.
The Design 4 Sustainability Conference covers all aspects enabling a circular economy by applying design methods on material, product and value chain level. The conference will focus especially on design for packaging applications. This has strong implications on: Material design, Article / Product Design and Value Chain Design

Who should attend:

  • R&D and management of
    • Producers of plastics
    • Producers of chemical raw materials
    • Converters
    • Automotive Design companies / agencies
    • Car manufacturers
    • Suppliers to the Car Manufacturing Industry
    • Actors in plastic waste management including waste collectors, suppliers of sorted plastic waste, plastic recyclers, users of recycled plastics
  • Governmental bodies
  • Regulatory institutions
  • Investors
  • Start-Ups
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In conclusion these developments could become of paramount importance to change the way we recycle. Therefore the conference will take place at a location which strives to become leader in sustainability, Brightlands Chemelot Campus, our strategic partner. Brightlands Chemelot Campus is a world-leading innovation location in smart materials and sustainable manufacturing and home to a vibrant and fast-growing open community of groundbreaking companies and knowledge institutes. With its location, ecosystem and easily available expertise and knowledge, Brightlands Chemelot Campus is a unique location for innovative start-ups and corporations, forward-thinking knowledge institutes, daring entrepreneurs, brilliant researchers, talented students and visionary investors.

This conference is organised by Jakajima, Matchmaker for Innovators.