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How Can Industrial Digitalisation Enable More Sustainability? – Join Us and Let’s Exchange at this Year’s G-STIC Conference on 26 October 2021!

Industry 4.0 holds a great potential to reduce the environmental impact of our production systems and enable the Circular Economy. The session “Paving the twin transition road” at the Global Sustainable Technology & Innovation Community (G-STIC) conference during the World Expo Dubai 2021 will bring together experts and stakeholders to jointly reflect and discuss how such a transition could look like and how to accelerate it.

A recent study for the European Environmental Agency (EEA) conducted by the European Topic Centre on Waste and Materials in a Green Economy (ETC/WMGE)’s partners Wuppertal Institute, VITO, VTT and the CSCP analyses the opportunities of Industry 4.0 to reduce the environmental impact of our production systems. The focus is set on enabling and sustaining circular economy strategies. The ability of digitalisation and Industry 4.0 as a systemic approach to collect, analyse and transfer data into information, knowledge and wisdom is foundational for scaling up the circular economy. This has also been acknowledged by the 2020 EU Industrial Strategy, where the acceleration of the twin transition is also a key focus. Accordingly, the report investigates potential benefits and illustrates them based on case studies of existing technology applications. It also shows that technologies for digital manufacturing require close attention with regard to their own environmental footprint.

The G-STIC session “Paving the twin transition road” builds on the findings of this study. Throughout the session, participants will have the opportunity to hear about the main insights and learnings stemming from the study. They will also jointly reflect and discuss with expert stakeholders on related implications and leverage points for a twin (green and digital) transition.

Date: 26 October 2021
Time: 12 – 13:30h. (CEST) / 14:00 – 15:30h. (GST, Dubai)
Format: Online
Language: English

For more details, please have a look at the programme here.

Do you work or are interested in digitalisation and sustainability-related topics? Do you want to learn more how digitalisation can support the shift toward more sustainable development and circular economy? Then, register here, join us at the G-STIC conference and become part of the change!

For further questions, please contact Arlind Xhelili.