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The Faculty of Architecture in Lisbon is proud to be the host of the International Conference on Sustainable Smart Manufacturing (S2M) on 20 - 22 Oct, 2016

S2M 2016 is a three day conference, taking place in Lisbon this October 20-22, jointly organized by the Faculty of Architecture, University of Lisbon, and The University of Manchester, with a wide variety of plenary and parallel sessions and inspiring keynote speakers, aiming to foster transdisciplinary research and innovation in the fields of manufacturing, design, architecture and construction, with a focus on a new culture of eco-design and innovation, towards smarter and sustainable manufacturing systems.

The European Commission recently adopted an ambitious strategy called Europe 2020 to spur a smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, fostering knowledge, innovation, education and a digital society. The innovation challenge will drive a global systemic transformation, bringing forward new business opportunities and fostering prosperity in a world of finite resources. A new culture of greater resource efficiency and disruptive innovation will require new technologies, processes and materials.

Moving towards a circular economy is a framework for future transformation, an opportunity to rethink and redesign the future to address today´s fundamental challenges, from how we use natural resources, to the way we design and manufacture products, through recycling and re-use towards a zero-economy waste and society.

S2M 2016 aims at developing a fruitful scientific exchange between academics and professionals with distinct backgrounds and skills, bringing together research, industry and economy professionals to explore and develop new design ideas for a more sustainable future, to identify novel resource efficient solutions crucial to decrease resource dependence and increase system resilience.


A workshop on "Additive Manufacturing as key driver for future innovations" organized by Profs Paulo Bártolo, Gideon Levy and Carl Diver will take place on Oct. 20, 2016 in the afternoon, starting at 2:00pm 

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