Conference Program


International Symposium

Going Green – CARE INNOVATION 2018 is the only platform for presenting the up-to-date progress on circular economy and the development of resource-efficient electr(on)ic products and services. The International Symposium will compare the three major economic regions Europe, America and Asia with high level plenary speakers from global electr(on)ic and recycling companies, research institutes and environmental & consumer organizations.

Leading industrialists, research directors, environmental experts and scientists will analyze the current situation of producer responsibility, environmentally-friendly electr(on)ic & automotive product development, issues of resource scarcity and criticality, clean production, green marketing, logistics and End-of-Life strategies.

Through a wide-range of presentations it will be discussed how the electr(on)ic & automotive industry can contribute in the area of sustainable development in general, and which products, technologies and services will be needed in particular.


International Meeting Place

Going Green – CARE INNOVATION 2018 can provide individuals seeking business and/or research partners as well as RTD funding (EUREKA, European Union, global initiatives) with an important point of first contact.

Environmental Exhibition

Located directly within the conference area the exhibition is like a village market place: central point for communication, presentation of new ideas and catering. Companies are presenting their new products and services and research institutes are demonstrating their latest results in electronics and the environment in a Vienna coffee house like atmosphere.
Take the opportunity and present your products and services to a forum of the world’s leading companies in electronics and the environment!

Technical Tour

In a world of fast-changing mobile devices many top-model phones and their enclosed, valuable electronic components are reaching waste disposal sites. Besides the fact that some components, including Lithium-Ion batteries, have to be extracted before the residual fraction enters the shredders and furnaces, also disassembly plays a labour-intensive role in the recycling business. ProAutomation focuses its development on fully and semi-automatic disassembly machines to gain batteries and other valuable electronic components from disposed mobile devices. During the visit to ProAutomation you will be able to see a reconfigurable disassembly unit consisting of a collaborative robot and disassembly modules. Cameras are used to identify and grab mobile phones automatically. A robot and operator cooperatively disassemble phones and gain batteries and valuable PCBs before further processing it.
Places are limited! Special registration is necessary at!

Evening Program

Welcome Party
Monday, November 26, 2018

A Welcome Party will be held at the conference centre. Come and join the exhibitors, speakers, organizers and conference attendees for a buffet dinner. Do not miss the opportunity to network with your colleagues!
Schoenbrunn Palace Conference Centre, Schloss Schoenbrunn

Evening Reception by the Mayor of Vienna
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

The Reception by the Mayor of Vienna will take place in the Vienna City Hall, one of the most splendid landmarks amongst the numerous monumental buildings along Vienna's Ring Road. Designed by Friedrich Schmidt (1825 – 1891), it was erected between 1872 and 1883. The architecture of the Ringstraße is dominated by Historicism. The City Hall was built in gothical style, with a tower similar to gothic cathedrals.
Today the City Hall is the head office of Vienna's municipal administration. More than 2000 people work in the building. Visitors are stunned by the magnificent appointments of the state rooms, which frequently provide an atmospheric backdrop to various events such as concerts or balls.

Wappensaal, Rathaus
Entrance: 1010 Vienna, Lichtenfelsgasse 2, Feststiege 2 (Map)
Underground station “Rathaus” (U2), tram 2 "Rathaus", tram 1 or D “Rathausplatz, Burgtheater”


Town Hall

Town Hall night


Dinner at a typical Viennese “Heuriger”
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Three basements up to 18-m depth protect monuments of the history. The origins of the history go back till the Romanesque and Gothic, it was already mentioned 1339. The masonry of the well cellar, with his for the distinguished constructions of the Romanesque to typical stone ashlars, comes from the years around 1100.

The mainly Gothic arched upper cellar still comes from the time before 1500. After his desctruction in 1561 the house was rebuilt, the well cellar received his early- baroque curvature and the foundation-stone with the chiseled annual number 1561. In times of war, as well as during to Turk´s sieges of Viena (1529 and 1683) these underground floor served as shelter sides.

In the years 1716 -1721 the baroque facade was formed by Viennese Master builder from Lucas von Hildebrand, one nicest in Vienna which got the building the name Hildebrandthouse and stands under conversations of monuments and historic buildings.

Famous artists, poets and painters have appeared in the course of the years since the existence of the Twelve Apostel - cellar in 1952 here and the magic of the past years and the romanticism which breathe in this old vault in himself allow to work.

12 Apostelkeller
Sonnenfelsgasse 3, 1010 Wien (Map)

Underground station "Schwedenplatz" (U4), underground station "Schönbrunn" to underground station "Schwedenplatz" (about 29 minutes)



Going Green – CARE INNOVATION 2018
November 26 - 29, 2018
Schoenbrunn Palace Conference Centre, Vienna
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