Baltic University Programme Spring 2018 Students' Conference

28 May - 1 June 2018, Großschönau/Zittau, Germany

Innovation for Sustainable Development: Resource and Energy Efficiency in Production and Transportation, organized by the Baltic University Programme (BUP), Hamburg University of Applied Sciences and Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences.

The goal of the Conference is to contribute to learn and discuss about the role of technological and social innovations for sustainable development. Within the academic sessions, we will focus on resource and energy efficiency issues in industrial production. Here we will shed light on cutting-edge technological innovations in the context of Industry 4.0 and digitalization. In cooperation with Fraunhofer IWU, one of the leading institutes of resource-efficient production of fiber-reinforced polymers, participants will gain insight into current research activities of laboratories, ie with a demonstration of rapidly prototyping 3D-printers. In addition to modern adhesive manufacturing, the following days will be devoted to electro mobility. Participants will get the chance to take part in expert sessions on e-mobility roll-out and can discuss possible resource constraints and social-ecological side effects of this mostly lithium-based technological trajectory. The acacemic sessions are complemented by a field trip to the VW factory in Dresden, where the company produces its eGolf, and various social events. Presentations, group discussions and group works will provide learning opportunities for participants, create a platform for the exchange of ideas and experiences, and will result in an even stronger BUP network for sustainable development. The conference site is located in a holiday resort amidst the picturesque Zittau Mountains.


Main organizer:

Lyudmyla Babak, Network Manager, The Baltic University Programme Coordinating Secretariat, Uppsala University, Villavägen 16, 752 36 Uppsala, Sweden
Phone: + 46 (0) 704250087,

Email: Lyudmyla.babak(at)

Local organizers:     

Prof. Dr. Bernd Delakowitz, Anke Zenker-Hoffmann, Markus Will,
Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences

Email: m.will(at)

Foto: Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Markus Will
Dipl.-Ing. (FH)
Markus Will
Fakultät Natur- und Umweltwissenschaften
02763 Zittau
Külzufer 2
Building Z VI, Room 208
2. Obergeschoss
+49 3583 612-4759