Sustainability Talks - 31.01.2023

Das Institut INATECH und das Leistungszentrum Nachhaltigkeit Freiburg laden ein zum Vortrag von Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eckhard Weidner mit dem Titel "Developing sustainability as a brand in applied research" am Dienstag, den 31. Januar 2023 um 18:15 Uhr.

Room SR 00-010/14 Faculty of Engineering, building 101 Georges-Köhler-Allee 101, 79110 Freiburg

followed by a drink

Developing sustainability as a brand in applied research

Living up to the responsibility to help shaping sustainable living conditions is one of the main motivations for many people involved in applied research. Using an example (, it is explained how these expectations can be met by a research institution. Also the development of Sustainability as strategic topic at Fraunhofer and other non-university research organizations will be highlighted. Last but not least, the example of the Cluster of Excellence "Circular Plastics Economy" will show how the developed value framework is operationalized in order to make a substantial contribution to a major challenge, namely to handle polymers responsibly.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eckhard Weidnerwas the head of the Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology UMSICHT. He studied chemical engineering and wrote his doctoral thesis at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen. He held the chair for chemical transport processes at the Ruhr University of Bochum. In 2011, Weidner was honored with the Innovation Award of the City of Cologne (Nicolaus August Otto Preis) for environmentally-friendly tanning.