ATV + Sustain conference

Sustain + ATV 2016

Sustain-ATV conference at DTU November 30th 2016 from 9 to 18
Venue: DTU Building 101 in Glassalen and the Meeting Center
7 keynotes, 140 presentations and 250 participants in 11 sessions

The Sustain-ATV joint conference at DTU 2016

Society is challenged in many ways to become sustainable, and a wide range of novel technical solutions are necessary to create new ways forward. This conference is a meeting place for researchers and industry to share knowledge and find new solutions to these urgent needs. This 2016  conference is a joint event created by the Sustain conference at DTU and ATV

Download book of abstracts here (5Mb)

In the afternoon of the conference, the joint Sustain-ATV sessions will have extra emphasis on the possibilities in the new UN World goals for Danish knowledge and technology

September 2015 saw the adoption at the UN General Assembly of global goals for a sustainable development towards 2030. The new goals address the most important economic, social and environmental challenges that the world faces and set targets to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. The 17 goals and the underlying targets have been developed in a process involving governments, private sector and international organizations.

Industry has played a strong role in the development of the goals, and there is a clear understanding that industry must be an important in achieving them. Sustainability must become a central part of the agenda of the private sector, and innovation must have the sustainability of technology as a dominating target. This presents unique possibilities for Danish technology and Danish industry with its long experience in considering both environmental and social sustainability in the products and services.

Many actors wish to contribute to the process towards meeting the new goals and important questions that will be addressed by the ATV sustainability sessions are: 

  • What does it mean that a technology is sustainable?
  • How can Danish companies, universities and technologies contribute to reach the goals?
  • How does the business case look and how do we ensure that politics and regulation support the innovation towards sustainability? 


The mission of the yearly recurring Sustain conference at DTU is to facilitate the creation of new technical and scientific solutions for a sustainable society. The conference aims at becoming the yearly meeting place for sustainable R&D in Denmark

Akademiet for de Tekniske Videnskaber

How can Danish technology and knowledge help achieving the global sustainability goals while creating a sustainable business?

Invited speakers

Mogens Lykketoft, Former President of the United Nations General Assembly
"UNs development goals for 2030 in a technology perspective"

John F. Pedersen, Communication director, Siemens.



Claus Stig Pedersen, Head of Corporate Sustainability, Novozymes


Helle Katrine Andersen, Head of Section, DANVA



Torben Klitgaard, BLOXHUB







Henrik Kærgaard, Niras.

Katrine Krogh Andersen Katrine Krogh Andersen
Dean of Research

Organizing committee for Joint Sustain-ATV conference 2016:




Overview of sessions - see details on the session page
  • Morning sessions
  • A: When is a technology sustainable?
  • B: Bioprocess(with session F+R)
  • F: Food ressources(in session B)
  • (G: Greeninnovation and entrepreneurshipin session L)
  • H: The future of healthcare and quality of living
  • M: Sustainable materials
  • P: Improving production
  • R: Biorefinery(in session B)
  • S: State of the earth
  • U: Sustainability in a chemical world

  • Afternoon sessions
  • E: Sustainable energy
  • I: Biobased Solutions
  • L: Smart liveable cities
  • W: Water and sustainability

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