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    sep 2017

    The LCM concept is an integrated system for improving operations, products and services, ensuring information and decisions from a life cycle perspective and contribute to improve decision-making. A life cycle framework addresses improvement to technological, economic, environmental and social aspects of an organisation and the goods and services it provides.

    The 2017 conference thread will be “Designing sustainable technologies, products and policies: from science to innovation”, aiming at demonstrating the implementation of Life Cycle approaches along businesses value chain.

    The objective is to discuss and advance the implementation of Life Cycle approach and Circular Economy along the businesses value chain, supporting environmental, social and economic sustainability related to the development of industrial technologies, products, services and policies; and the development and management of smart agricultural, smart manufacturing and smart mobility systems, including urban infrastructures and energy for the built environment.

    On Wednesday, September 6th,  Werner Schmidt, Director of the Environmental and Sustainable Territorial Development Department (ETD) within the EIB’s Projects Directorate, will be delivering a key-note speech to the morning plenary session on the "EIB's role in Financing the transition to a Circular Economy".

    Later, the EIB is organizing a 1.5 hour break-out session on “Financing Innovation and the Circular Economy” with the participation of EIB experts, as well as from EC DG Environment and Rabobank, an EIB partner bank from the Netherlands. The two EIB contributions are described in the programme of the LCM conference: