Virtual IPEC 2021 Conference and Matchmaking: Digitalisation meets Sustainability

03.03.2021 - 03.03.2021

The International Production Environmental Community IPEC organizes a conference on theme “Digitalisation meets Sustainability” to continue the European exchange of ideas and best practices. They will intensify the dialogue in order to contribute to a more competitive and sustainable industry through digitalized solutions.
The bilateral meetings with other participants to share ideas, to find development, business and technology partners are enabled by the Enterprise Europe Network at Bayern Innovativ and several other EEN teams internationally. It is possible to join the pitching session as well.

– Digital & Sustainable Business Models
– Circular Economy & Recycling Technologies
– Artificial Intelligence & Blockchain
– Automation & Robotics
– Sustainable Logistics

Virtual Matchmaking & Pitches
Q: How can you share your knowhow & ideas and find new partners  at IPEC 2021?
A: By booking online meetings at the virtual Matchmaking and by presenting your organisation during our Pitch Session.

Participation is free of charge. Registration is open until 3rd March, but it’s recommendable to register as soon as possible to improve matchmaking opportunities. More information and registration in address

(The time displayed is in the Europe/Berlin time zone)

09:30 – 15:00 IPEC 2021 – Online Conference

10:00  Dr. Ronald Künneth
Introduction & Welcome

10:10 Dr. Dina Barbian
Key Note: Sustainable digital business models for industrial processes

10:30 Stijn van Els
Sustainable Logistics at the Port of Rotterdam – Benefits for Production in Europe

10:45 Thomas Olofsson
Blockchain to proof sustainability and transparency in the pulp & paper industry in North America

11:00 Meelis Viisileht
Giving digital life to old process factories

11:15 Prof. Tim C. McAloone
Circular Economy Business Model Innovation within Manufacturing Companies

11:30 Andreas Elm
Using Edge Machine Learning to monitor and optimize pollutant emissions

11:45 Radoslav Mizera
Transformation of knowledge work through digital platforms with focus on sustainability

12:00 Dr. Markus Döbbelin
Digitalisation, Sustainability & Internationalisation – Support for SMEs in Europe

12:15 – 13:00 Q & A Session

13:00 – 18:00 IPEC 2021 – Virtual Matchmaking

14:00 – 15:00 IPEC 2021 – Virtual Pitches


Contact person in Finland:
Johanna Niemistö
johanna.niemisto (at)
Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce

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