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matchmaker subscribe to our newsletter 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 and automotive applications.
This means the following for:

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 the two application areas. Besides the conference, partners will demo their solutions at the demo location.

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Who should attend:

  • R&D and management of
    • Producers of plastics
    • Producers of chemical raw materials
    • Converters
    • Design companies / agencies
    • Brand-owners
    • Retailers
    • 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
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 part of the Sustainable Materials Series, being organised by Jakajima, Matchmaker for Innovators. This conference series will cover specific themes concerning the circular approach.