Going Green-EcoDesign 2021

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Workshops: Call for participation

[C7] OS: Medical Devices Reprocessing
December 2 at 20:40 - 21:45 JST (11:40 – 12:45 UTC)

We would like you to join us at the workshop on medical devices reprocessing: an approach to drive sustainability in medical devices and healthcare products sector. This workshop is organised and delivered by the University of Strathclyde Remanufacturing Research Group. This group specialises in holistic, interdisciplinary, practitioner-based research in sustainable design and manufacturing focusing on EoL processes, particularly remanufacturing; and consists of 40 academics, post-doctoral staff, PhDs, and RAs from across various departments at the University of Strathclyde. The workshop takes place in Room C on December 2, 2021 at 20:40 - 21:45 JST (11:40 – 12:45 UTC).

The workshop aim is to enlighten participants on customer factors, requirements, and considerations (related to decision-making in medical devices reprocessing) and equip them with tools to optimise decision-making in this sector. In this workshop, we will deliver knowledge of medical devices reprocessing (which include remanufacturing, refurbishment, reconditioning and recycling) focusing on the perspectives of the customers. We will also explore decision-making and customer acceptance in medical devices reprocessing. The workshop will include discussions around sustainability thinking, EoL management and reprocessing technologies of medical devices, social perspectives in EcoDesign, and green supply chain management within the medical devices sector. This workshop targets industry experts in medical and healthcare sector, representatives of medical equipment OEMs and independent remanufacturers, academic researchers, and students of sustainable EoL management strategies (such as remanufacturing, refurbishment etc), and sustainability and circular economy professionals and enthusiasts.


Thank you!

Workshop Lead: Damola Ikeoluwa Akano (University of Strathclyde, UK)

[B10 & B11] OS: Data use in circular design (1)(2)
December 3 at 19:00 - 21:20 JST (10:00 – 12:20 UTC)

Reliable, transparent, up-to-date and representative data is needed from different parts of the life cycle to optimize full material cycles and to identify new circular-by-design opportunities at different scales. However, the data available today is scattered, often siloed in sectors, owned by different actors, available in different forms or formats, and contains still numerous gaps. Furthermore, the current data are not readily available and usable, and do not easily support creating transformative and comprehensive circular-by-design solutions. The purpose of this workshop session is to discuss the wider use of cross-sectoral and versatile data sets to enable a data-driven, sustainable circular economy. We will discuss different strategies, requirements, and opportunities for data use in circular economy.

This session is organized in two parts. The first part concentrates on the role of digitalization and data needed for circularity. In this session, we start by taking a holistic view on the transition to a data-based digital society, underlining its challenges and the potential of data economy to support this transition. During the first session we also present smart phones as case examples to explicitly showcase the circularity challenges and how life cycle data may be used as a support mechanism.

The second part concentrates on data management issues and related technical issues. The role of diverse data platforms in the context of circular design are discussed as well as the opportunities and challenges related to the use of blockchain technology.

The session will be carried out as an organized session (OS) and is interactive in nature. Between the short, 10minute presentations there is ample time to have a discussion and gather insights from the participants (e.g., by using Zoom polls). It will be a good opportunity to exchange ideas and recent developments in the field of ecodesign, circular economy and related data issues.

Workshop Lead: Susanna Horn (Finnish Environment Institute, Finland)

Instructions for Presentation

All presentations are given live in virtual session rooms on Zoom, and will be recorded so that the conference participants from different time zones can watch the presentations later on demand. Only registered participants can access the recorded videos which will remain available for viewing for a week.

For speakers, please connect to your session room at least five minutes before the start of the session. At the beginning of your presentation, please click on "Video On" and "Share Screen" on the meeting toolbar of Zoom to show your face and share your PC screen during the presentation. Your session chair will introduce your paper's title and your name. After the introduction, you should start your presentation immediately.

The total time for each presentation is 16 minutes including Q&A. Please make sure to keep your presentation in 12 minutes and leave the remaining 4 minutes for Q&A. Assistant staff at the session room displays the time elapsed since the start of the presentation on his/her screen. Please note that a bell will not ring to announce the end of the presentation.

Questions from the audience will be asked through their microphone by clicking on "Unmute" or asked through the chat box of Zoom and will be read out by the session chair.

If you want to test your presentation on Zoom during the conference, you can visit a rehearsal room, also accessible through Conft Portal Site.

For more information on how to use Zoom, please refer to the following page.

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