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The organization committee is now in the process of informing all authors of the decisions for their submitted papers. When your paper has been accepted, please ensure you proceed with the registration for the conference. Remember: The early bird deadline for a discount of 30% runs out on April 13th. If your paper exceeds six pages, do not forget to add 42 SEK per page (equivalent to 5 USD according to the instruction on the Submission page). We look forward to seeing you in Linköping in May.

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Time is running fast and so are we. We are very happy to announce our first diamond and gold sponsors. During the conference, you will be able to meet them and many other interesting companies and organizations.

Diamond sponsors:

  • Produktion 2030  is a strategic innovation program supported by VINNOVA, Swedish Energy Agency and Formas. The goal is to ensure that Sweden will continue to be a competitive production country. They do this by translating industry challenges to relevant and innovative solutions for industry; build and strengthen networks and cooperation, both in Sweden and internationally; and link ideas, actors and funding opportunities to create valuable solutions for the future manufacturing industry.
  • Mistra REES - Resource-Efficient and Effective Solutions - is a 4-year program based on circular economy thinking run by a consortium of leading Swedish universities, large and small companies and societal actors. The program’s vision is to advance the transition of the Swedish manufacturing industry towards a circular and sustainable economy.

Gold sponsors:

  • Volvo Car has created world-changing innovations since the first Volvo rolled off the production line in 1927. Today, Volvo Cars is one of the most well-known and respected car brands in the world, and is heralding an all-electric future. It is a truly global organisation with Scandinavian roots and manufacturing in Sweden, Belgium and China – with plans to open in the United States. Volvo Car Group (Volvo Cars) is owned by Zhejiang Geely Holding (Geely Holding) of China.
  • ABB is a pioneering technology leader that is writing the future of industrial digitalization. For more than four decades, they have been at the forefront, innovating digitally connected and enabled industrial equipment and systems. Every day, they drive efficiency, safety and productivity in utilities, industry, transport and infrastructure globally. With a heritage spanning more than 130 years, ABB operates in more than 100 countries and employs around 136,000 people.

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It is a great pleasure for the conference organizer to announce the key note speaker from industry. It is Ken Webster, Head of Innovation of Ellen MacArthur Foundation. He will give a speech about Circular Economy in relation to the foundation’s activities with his background in economics education and environmental issues. This will give a context to IPS2 and REES, which is very much related to Circular Economy.

He recently published the 2nd edition of a book entitled as “The Circular Economy: A Wealth of Flows”. In addition, he finds high relevance to Circular Economy in providing services, and therefore his speech is expected to be a very good introduction to the entire conference. His speech followed by discussion will take place in the morning of Day 1 of the conference, and he will also be a panellist in the panel discussion in Day 1. Get the opportunity of direct communication with him by joining the conference!