Collaborate, Innovate, Co-Create

Our LCIC conference theme is meant as a call for action to come together as a community and collaborate, innovate and co-create not just with fellow life cycle experts, but more broadly with anyone interested in sustainability and systems thinking.

Having said that, we have come up with five themes under which we have grouped a wide range of topics for which we are looking for submissions. The list of themes and topics is meant to provide you with an idea of what kind of submissions we are looking for and thus what we will discuss at the conference itself.

Abstracts will be reviewed by our Scientific Committee, which will ensure the quality of presentations at LCIC 2020.

Theme 1: Sustainable Innovation driven by Policy Targets

  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • Resource Efficiency
  • Circular Economy
  • Regulatory Innovation
  • Sustainable Consumption and Production
  • Impact-oriented Reporting

Theme 2: Sustainable Innovation in Businesses and Industries

  • Triple Bottom Line approach
  • Business Model Innovation & Disruption
  • Strategic and market implications
  • Stakeholder involvement
  • Stakeholder analysis: ecoinnovation demands, drivers, barriers, motivation
  • Sustainable finance and responsible investment
  • Consumer Driven Innovation
  • System innovation
  • Process innovation
  • Innovation in supply chains management
  • Frugal innovation
  • Responsible Innovation

Theme 3: Sustainable Innovation through Systems Approaches

  • Sustainable Innovation
  • Systems thinking and corporate innovation
  • Simplified / holistic evaluation
  • Design Thinking for Sustainability
  • Eco-design and sustainability
  • Life Cycle Education
  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment
  • Life Cycle Thinking
  • Life Cycle Management
  • Anticipatory Life Cycle Assessment
  • Social Impact Assessment Methodologies

Theme 4: Sustainable Innovation with Sector Focus

  • Bioeconomy
  • Energy Transition
  • Urban Development
  • Future Mobility
  • Sustainable Packaging
  • Raw Materials for a Modern Community
  • Health
  • Water Use for a Green Economy
  • Innovation through Sustainable Chemistry

Theme 5: Sustainable Innovation of the Future

  • Visions for the future
  • Sustainable Lifestyles
  • Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and smart cities
  • Social media and the sustainability of the future
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the LCA of the future
  • Big data for LCA
  • Disruptive Technology & Business Models

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