Sustainable Innovation 2012

29 October, 2012 — 30 October, 2012

The Centre for Sustainable Design organizes 17th international conference "Sustainable Innovation 2012: Resource Efficiency, Innovation and Lifestyles", as a part of ‘Towards Sustainable Product Design’ series of conferences. The conference will take place in Bonn, Germany; 29th-30th October 2012.


Sustainable Innovation 2012 will provide a platform to discuss the opportunities and challenges related to resource productivity, innovation and lifestyles related to products, services, technologies, infrastructures and business models. Sustainable Innovation 12 will include invited and refereed papers from academics, consultants, entrepreneurs, investors, technology providers, designers, innovation, sustainability managers as well as other business functions. The event will create a unique space for learning, networking and thinking. Delegates will come globally from large companies, small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), as well as academia, government and non-governmental organisations (NGOs). The conference is supported by an international Advisory Board.


Conference topics


Sustainable Innovation 12 welcomes conceptual and research-based papers focused on sustainable innovation related to resource productivity and lifestyles. Papers should cover sustainability, product, service and technology design, development and commercialisation issues related to the following topics:


- Radical change
- Open innovation
- Disruptive innovation
- Product Service Systems (PSS)
- Market transformation
- Technologies
- Consumption & production
- Supply chain management
- Green growth & economy
- Innovation processes
- Product policy
- Organisational dimensions
- Business models
- Tools & methodologies
- Collaborative consumption
- User centred design
- Collaborations & partnerships
- Case studies


Call for Papers


Conference papers: please email, fax or post 500 words describing your proposed paper by 30th April 2012 . The paper will then be sent to the Advisory Board for evaluation and authors will be given feedback by 30th June 2012 . The highest rated papers will be invited to present at the conference. Please only submit abstracts if you have budgets to attend the conference.


Email your abstract to Ros via rcarruthers [dot] t1 [at] ucreative [dot] ac [dot] uk.


Conference website:

Sustainable Innovation 2012