3rd PLATE conference - 2019

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While discussions on product lifetimes have been going on for a number of years, the topic is currently debated in the context of the circular economy, ecodesign and collaborative consumption.

This conference discusses these topics – whether they relate directly or indirectly to issues of product lifetimes and the environment – and is open to all product types, consumption, and production sectors and applications.

Presentations and sessions at the 2019 PLATE Conference will focus on:

  • Product lifetimes and product design

  • Circular Economy and circularity in business

  • Sustainable consumption

  • Sharing economy and collaborative consumption

  • Repair, DIY and maker communities

  • Policy, regulation and legislation

  • Obsolescence 4.0 – Digitalisation and product lifetimes

The conference will feature 2 evening networking events, a few workshops and participants have the opportunity to participate in the Fixfest_Reparatur Festival afterwards too.

For more information view the draft programme here.