• Sustainability Day on 7 September provides suggestions and potential solutions
  • Registration now online
  • Hannover. The topic of sustainability is on everyone's lips - there is no political agenda or company page where it is not addressed. In our private lives we pay attention to it and try to minimize our ecological footprint. In research and the laboratory, too, the topic is increasingly coming to the fore. Sustainability is therefore one of the three main topics of the digital conference smartLab connects, which will be held from 7 to 8 September 2021.

    How can research be conducted sustainably in view of the large quantities of disposable plastic items, the high water and energy consumption or the use of substances that are hazardous to the environment and health? Can work in the laboratory be done sustainably? These and other questions will be considered during the digital conference at the Sustainability Day on 7 September. Registrations for the are now open online.

    "Sustainability has definitely arrived in the life sciences," says Dr. Kerstin Hermuth-Kleinschmidt, NIUB sustainability consulting. "The Sustainability Day is intended to bring this important topic into focus in a compact way: for researchers in their daily laboratory work who, for example, are concerned about the high plastic and resource consumption and are looking for solutions, but just as much for companies from the life sciences sector as well as laboratory construction and operation, who can contribute their very own approaches to solutions through innovation. Because: in the end, sustainability can only be achieved by acting together."

    Conference participants at the Sustainability Day can look forward to exciting contributions on topics such as "plastics in the lab". The speakers will give suggestions and proposals for solutions that can reduce the use of plastic in everyday laboratory work.

  • "The most sustainable plastic is the plastic you do not use" - Tim Dillon, European Product Manager (Rainin), Mettler Toledo
  • "Plastic consumables - trapped between vision and reality: Plastic laboratory consumables have been essential for modern research - Can we remove plastic from today's lab work again?" - Dr. Jan Bebermeier, Global Marketing Manager Sample Management, Eppendorf AG
  • "How Labcon Took ACTion to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions from plastic parts" - Scott Weitze, Labcon Lead Scientist
  • Participants will learn about specific things employees can do in the lab, what it takes to run a sustainable lab, and how incentives and programs can support the implementation of sustainability in the lab.

  • "Creating a sustainable Life Sciences culture and mindset" - Dr. Kerstin Hermuth-Kleinschmidt, NIUB Sustainability Consulting.
  • "Reduce the costs for recirculating air sustainably now!" - Peter Rebehn, Managing Director S.C.A.T. Europe GmbH
  • "Pathways to Sustainability" - Dr. Peter Neurieder, Managing Director, EGNATON e.V.
  • Take CaRe in your lab and institute" - Dr, Jan Heidelberger, Member of the MPSN Steering Committee, Max Planck Sustainability Network
  • "Power guzzler Internet - The underestimated CO2 source" - Dr. Torsten Beyer, Internet consultancy
  • Many ways lead to the "hormone" - Determination of EE2 according to the requirements of the EU WFD taking into account sustainability aspects - Dr. Fabian Itzel, Team Leader Screening Procedure (LC&GC), Institute for Energy and Environmental Technology e.V.
  • Answers will also be given to the question of how life sciences companies can contribute to more sustainability in the laboratory and how they can implement it in their own company. The speakers will provide practical insights into sustainable science operations and life sciences companies.

  • "Committing to Global and Local Responsibility" - Dr. Annette Leue, Head of Digital Marketing and PR, Promega GmbH
  • "Zero & 100: Cytiva's Sustainability Story” - Ryan Walker, Sustainability Programme Director
  • Following the presentations in German and English, the speakers will reflect on the day in a panel discussion.

    The Sustainability Day is organised by Deutsche Messe Hannover together with NIUB Sustainability Consulting.

    Interested parties can register now for participation in the at the following link: www.labvolution.de/en/tickets/