September 2-3, 2021: Conference “Pathways into a Sustainable Future”

Conference “Pathways into a Sustainable Future. Green Technologies&Innovations in Czechia, Saxony and Bavaria” will take place on September 2-3th, 2021.

Presentation “CORNET MiscanValue: Green Technology to Production of Fibers and Paper with Soil Revitalization” will be delivered by Prof. Dr. Valentina Pidlisnyuk, UJEP and Daniela Erner, Technische Universität Dresden.

More info: Agenda of the conference (below)

P R E L I M I N A R Y (all speakers to be re-confirmed!)

Pathways into a sustainable future
Green Technologies & Innovations in Czechia, Saxony and Bavaria

2nd/3rd September 2021

Conference Location:
Czech National Library of Technology, Technická 6, 160 80 Praha 6, Czech Republic

Thursday, 2nd September 2021

11:30–12:00Entrance, Registration  
13:30–13:45Official Opening Richard Brabec, Minister of the Environment of the Czech Republic Dr. David Michel, Head of the Liaison Office of Saxony in Prague Dr. Hannes Lachmann, Head of the Bavarian Representation in Prague  
13:45–14:15  Keynote 1 (20 minutes + discussion) Prof. Dr. Jochen Schanze, Technische Universität Dresden, Chair of Environmental Development and Risk Management: Green Technologies: From Global Environmental Challenges to Sustainable Solutions  
14:15–14:45  Keynote 2 (20 minutes + discussion) Prof. Dr. Michael Bittner, German Aerospace Center: Towards a Regional Bioclimatic Information System – Air Quality and Human Health  
14:45–15:15  Keynote 3 (20 minutes + discussion) RNDr. Josef Fuksa, CSc., T.G. Masaryk Water Research Institute, Department for Water Management and Wastewater Cleaning: Waters in the Czech Republic – Present State, Trends and Problems  
15:15–15:356 x 3 Minutes of Pitching (short presentations of projects and institutions) Dr. Nicole de Boer, Bayern Innovativ GmbH, New Material Cluster, NürnbergDr.-Ing. Carsten Bether, Kiwigrid DresdenDr. Victor Trapp, Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC WürzburgMiroslav Havránek, Czech Information Agency for Environmental Questions (CENIA)Irena Brányiková, Ph.D., Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals, Department of Multiphase Reactors: The Role of Microalgae in Sustainable AgricultureProf. Dr. Valentina Pidlisnyuk, Jan Evangelista Purkyně University Ústí nad Labem (UJEP), Daniela Erner, Technische Universität Dresden: CORNET MiscanValue: Green Technology to Production of Fibers and Paper with Soil Revitalization  
15:35–16:30Coffee break offering networking possibilities and visiting of stands  
16:30–18:00Panel Discussion: On the Way to a Green Europe   Participants: Prof. Dr. Anja Faße, Technical University of Munich, Campus StraubingProf. Dr. Dr. Felix Ekardt, Friends of the Earth Saxony (BUND)Martin Záklasník, E.ON Czech RepublicN.N.  
18:00–19:00Transfer to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
19:00–22:00Evening Reception with political participation Location: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic   Official addresses Tomáš Petříček, Ph.D., Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech RepublicRichard Brabec, Minister of the Environment of the Czech Republic Wolfram Günther, Minister of Energy, Climate Protection, Environment and Agriculture of the Free State of SaxonyMinister of the Free State of Bavaria N.N.German Ambassador to the Czech Republic  

Friday, 3rd September 2021

08:30–09:00Entrance, Registration  
09:10–09:45Keynote: (20 minutes + discussion) Prof. Dr. Thomas Scheibel, University of Bayreuth, Department Biomaterials: Spider-Man Technology – from Vision to Reality
09:45–10:15Bar camp Opening Session for workshop topics  
10:15–11:00Workshop Session I, fixed topics Jana Kolaříková, Ministry of Education of the Czech Republic: Funding Opportunities of Joint Research Projects Dr. Panteleïmon Panagiotou, Bavarian Research Alliance (BayFOR): EU Funds on Sustainable and Green Technologies and our SupportProf. Dr.-Ing. Michael Beckmann, Technische Universität Dresden, and Prof. Ing. Dagmar Juchelková, Ph.D., VSB – Technical University of Ostrava: Cooperation Opportunities not only for Coal Regions in TransitionJan Kolomazník, GISAT: Monitoring of Adverse Movements and Deformations of Transport Infrastructure via Radar Interferometer  
11:00–11:30Coffee Break and transfer to workshop locations  
11:30–12:30Workshop Session II, flexible topics (bar camp) up to 5 rooms summary and final words  
14:00-16:00Excursions/site visits (for interested participants)   Excursion 1: National Library of Technology as an example of green building –   Excursion 2: University Center of Energy Efficient Buildings CTU Prague (UCEEB)   Excursion 3: T.G. Masaryk Water Research  

Organizers: 6 partners: Free States of Saxony and Bavaria, German Embassy in Prague, Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Czech Technology Agency.

Moderation: Tomáš Sacher

Participants: about 150 representatives of the academic world, of science management, ministries, research institutes and companies/associations from Saxony, Bavaria and the Czech Republic. Researchers/scientists can bring up to three of their (doctoral) students/post-docs/research staff.

Conference language: English during conference; political addresses in German/Czech with consecutive interpretation (tbc)

Framework programme: Accompanying exhibition and presentation opportunities: Partners can present flyers, banners, products, partially with stands/posters etc.

Technological environment: Use of interactive mobile application for questions, surveys, evaluation before, during and after the conference; high speed WIFI is provided.