Three Climate-KIC Sessions at Sustain DTU Summit

Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
29 Nov 2018

With three strong sessions at the DTU Sustain Summit, Climate-KIC brings focus on sustainable protein alternatives for greener feed and food for the future, the transition to greener and smarter city solutions and on means for driving regional transformation towards sustainable infrastructure and economic growth.
Under the overarching theme “Delivering Sustainable Solutions”, Sustain 2018 addresses the issue on how we assess and ensure technological innovation for optimal climate impact. The conference will discuss emerging targets and schemes for sustainable research and development and discus how we ensure impact as a guiding principle for future R&D strategies.  The conference will gather experts in the field from academia, industry and organizations in a series of interactive sessions on 29-30 November 2018.
EIT-Climate-KIC is involved in the following three sessions at the Sustain event this year:

Session P: Business Models Based on Protein Alternatives

This session aims to uncover the potential for replacing the emissions-heavy import of soy with locally produced alternative sources of protein for food and feed.
-Alternative proteins are going mainstream and investors are taking notice. Driven by consumer demand, the market for alternative proteins is increasing. We will explore what is behind this rapid shift to alternative proteins for feed and food systems – says Jesica Murcia López, who is chairing the session. EIT Climate-KIC supports the session. Here you can meet scientists from leading Nordic Universities and hear the Nordic Council of Ministers describe their innovation and research on value-added products from biomass production systems, products from green biomass, wastewater, Food policy drivers, and more.
Jesica Murcia López is part of the Department of Food and Resource Economics (IFRO) at the University of Copenhagen.

Session S: Smart cities in Smart Societies

This session aims to inspire and identify potential project ideas and new partnerships and draws on the project Smart Cities Accelerator. 
Anne Marie Damgaard, the Project lead, says about the session:
-Through a cross-disciplinary approach, anthropologists are working closely with a Danish municipality and the users of the city. This session will look into how the actual case catalyses transformative, systemic change through systems innovation, looking into the role of human agency in the transformation of systems. The session features Associate Professor, Simon Lex from Anthropology at the University of Copenhagen and Peder Bacher from DTU Compute in addition to a number of other experts. Come and join a lively discussion of how to make the green transition happen.

Session X: Regional Transformation for Sustainability

This session focuses on strategies and means for ensuring regional sustainability for well-defined geographic areas – and especially areas in need of economic growth.
-We will narrow in on the most important drivers and barriers for ensuring sustainable regional growth and development – says Marco Carreira Silva, innovation manager at Climate-KIC Nordics who chairs the session together with Jens Rønnow Lønholdt from LYCEUM.
-We will discuss strategies and means on how sustainable business development and sustainable economic growth can be coordinated in synergy with established infrastructure and how the necessary and timely organisational capacity within regional and local authorities providing the enabling framework for regional sustainability.

Join the sessions

You can find the full sustain DTU Summit program here and register here