Data-informed approaches for eco-efficient production
The autumn 2021 third Sustainable Transformation Seminar is held by lecturer Mélanie Despeisse with the title "Data-informed approaches for eco-efficient production". The format is 25 minutes presentation and 20 minutes of guided and open discussion with a KTH moderator/host.
Time: Fri 2021-11-12 12.15 - 13.00
Lecturer: Mélanie Despeisse, Associate Professor at Chalmers University of Technology
About the seminar
The pressures and sense of urgency to address environmental issues, such as climate change, are pushing organisations to formulate ambitious environmental goals and strategies. Eco-efficiency and circularity are promising approaches to reduce our impacts on the planet. However, they are still considered as add-ons to business-as-usual and their implementation is still the exception rather than the norm.
In this talk, we will look at production systems through the lens of sustainable development to translate sustainability concepts and principles into industrial actions. We will explore how digital technologies can help us sense what humans cannot to unlock new levels of performance going beyond "doing less bad" and towards "doing more good".
About Mélanie Despeisse, Associate Professor at Chalmers University of Technology
Mélanie Despeisse's research focuses on the relationship between industry and environmental sustainability at various levels, from resource efficiency in manufacturing operations to technology roadmapping for strategic planning. The aim of her research is to develop tools and methods to help companies transition towards more eco-efficient and circular industrial systems.