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When we talk about new worlds and visions for the future, one aspect should not be forgotten: climate neutrality. There is an especially enormous potential for achieving the climate goals in the field of production, whether we are talking about new materials that make products lighter, more climate-friendly, and more easily recyclable or about new and significantly more efficient methods for producing energy and resources. Digital workflows also offer great opportunities to optimise production and use resources even more frugally.

At the third science day TU Graz – Science for Future, participants learned more about the future-oriented projects that scientists at TU Graz are working on, had the chance to exchange ideas and network with them, and brainstorm and develop “brave new worlds” of production together.

New Worlds in Production

  • Date: 27 September 2023
  • Time: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Location: TU Graz, Campus Alte Technik, Rechbauerstraße 12, 8010 Graz
  • Languages: Morning German, Afternoon mixed English or German

When I enter a factory in a year's time, what will I see? And in ten years? In 20? In 100? These are questions that we, as members of the scientific community, have been asking ourselves for some time, because the field of production is undergoing an exciting time of change that will bring enormous opportunities. Opportunities in terms of environmental sustainability and the circular economy, production that is geared towards creating durable, customised goods and production that considers how products can be recycled from their first conception.

We can only take these paths that lead us to the new worlds of production together – by learning from each other, exchanging ideas, and asking searching questions about what science, business, and society can contribute to the process.


08.30 - 09.00
Registration & Welcome Coffee

09.00 - 10.50
Welcoming Words and Opening
2 Keynotes

10.50 - 11.05
Coffee break

11.05 - 12.15
Panel discussion Produktion in Europa: Von der Herausforderung zur Chance

12.15 - 13:30
Lunch break

13.30 - 15.15
Theme sessions
lectures and research pitches by young researchers of TU Graz with with accompanying poster exhibition

15.15 - 16.00
Coffee break and networking

16.00 - 17.00
Award Ceremony TU Graz SciPix - Spotlight on Research, Photo and Video Competition of TU Graz

From 17.00
Dinner with open end

Moderation: Marlene Nowotny (Ö1 Wissenschaftsredaktion)


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