The International CARE Electronics Office is pleased to announce the Going Green – CARE INNOVATION 2018 conference and exhibition on Electronics and the Environment. It will take place in Schoenbrunn Palace Conference Centre Vienna (Austria), which is situated in the Apothecaries’ Wing of the famous building. This Symposium is the only platform for presenting the up-to-date progress on sustainable development and the development of eco-efficient electr(on)ic & automotive products. 


The program will feature the latest in circular economy, environmental design, clean manufacturing, resource efficiency, climate change, new eco-efficient technologies, collection, reverse logistics, refurbishment, carbon trading, re-use, recycling and policy making from leading experts in industry, academia, consulting, recyclers and public area around the globe. Leading companies and institutions in green electr(on)ics will present their innovative products, processes and services at the exhibition. 

All companies in the electr(on)ics, telecom, automotive, solar and PV, chemical and recycling industry, power suppliers, electricity generators and distributors, contract manufacturers, material and component suppliers, service and logistic companies, collective systems, academia, consulting and public authorities (local, regional, international) are invited to attend and contribute.

International Programm Committee

Rudolf Auer, Apple

Conny Bakker, TU Delft

Miquel Ballester, Fairphone

Subrata Barman, IFC International Finance Corporation

Todd Brady, Intel

Gianluca Brotto, Electrolux

Ignacio Calleja, EIT RawMaterials

Martin Charter, Centre for Sustainable Design

Jahau Lewis Chen, National Cheng Kung University

Jean Cox-Kearns, OTE Consulting

Gregor Eckerth, agiplan

Bibiana Ferrari, Relight/Treee

Thomas Fischer, Landbell

Colin Fitzpatrick, University of Limerick

Georg Fröhlich, Electrocycling

Maxime Furkel, Lexmark

Toni Gil, HP

Nancy Gillis, Green Electronics Council

Christian Hagelüken, Umicore

Carol Handwerker, Purdue University

Hidetaka Hayashi, EcoDeNet

Constantin Herrmann, thinkstep

Arpad Horvath, Berkeley University of California

Kensaku Ishibashi, Panasonic

Zsolt István, BayLogi

Hideki Kobayashi, Osaka University

Yoshinori Kobayashi, Toshiba

Bernd Kopacek, CARE Electronics

Joan Krajewski, Microsoft

Rüdiger Kühr, United Nations University

Edorta Larrauri, Gaiker

Kun Mo Lee, Ajou University

Pascal Leroy, WEEE Forum

Mitsutaka Matsumoto, AIST

Tom Moriarty, Dell

Katrin Mueller, Siemens

Osamu Namikawa, Hitachi

Nils F. Nissen, Fraunhofer IZM

Guillermo O ́Shea, Indumetal

Thomas Okrasinski, Alcatel-Lucent

Bob Pfahl, iNEMI

Magnus Piotrowski, Lenovo

Stefan Salhofer, Univ. of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) David Scuderi, amazon

Chris Slijkhuis, Müller-Guttenbrunn

Eelco Smit, Philips

Elisabeth Smith, step initiative

Pia Tanskanen, Nokia

Aidan Turnbull, BOMcheck

Jan Visser, SIMS

Norbert Zonneveld, EERA

Who will participate?


The majority of participants will be 

  • senior business managers, product managers, design engineers and environmental experts from leading electr(on)ic and automotive companies from America, Asia and Europe. 
  • management and engineering representatives from the recycling industry, component and material suppliers, chemical industry and financial institutes.
  • attendees from governments, public authorities, associations, leading universities and research organizations from all around the globe. 


What are the benefits from participating?

  • An expert overview of the current state-of-the-art of environmental technology, sustainable processes, resource efficient products and services.
  • The chance to hear key thinkers within leading companies presenting their visions on resource efficiency in the 21st century.
  • An opportunity to discuss new ideas and concepts with experts from your industry or research field through participation in parallel workshops.
  • An opportunity to identify and meet possible business development and research partners.
  • An update on ecological legislation and consumer behaviour from various countries.

Conference Language

The conference language will be English. There will be no simultaneous translation provided.

Past conferences

Date & Place
Number of 
Electronics Goes Green 2016+  September 7-9, 2016
Dahlem Cube Seminaris Hotel Berlin (Germany)
  Please find more information at
Going Green –
November 8-11, 2010 
Schoenbrunn Palace Conference Center Vienna (Austria) 
Microsoft, hydroWEEE, ISL, ResouTech, ZeroWIN
enhesa, Greentronics, iNEMI, PE International/thinkstep 
Please find more information at
Electronic Goes Green 2012+ September 9-12, 2012
Dahlem Cube Seminaris Hotel Berlin (Germany) 
BMWi, Berlin, UNU, SAT, UCDavies, TU Delft, sirris, FED, BITKOM, ihobe, University of Wisconsin, Elektronik Praxis, ITRI, Elektronik, IEEE CPMT, ITR, StEP 

Going Green –

November 8-11, 2010  
Schoenbrunn Palace Conference Center Vienna (Austria) 

IEEE Computer Society, CARE Electronics, EcoDesign, e5, ISIE, EPEAT, Green Electronics Council, ISL, Microsoft, Panasonic, ZeroWIN, Bis Repetita, dataserv group, EARN, Greentronics, HP, HydroWEEE, iNEMI, SAP, STENA, Chemical Watch, Elektronik ecodesign congress, elektroniknet, E-Scrap News, INFOMEDIU Europa, Journal of Green Engineering, Star Alliance 

Electronics Goes Green 2008+  September 7-10, 2008
Estrel Hotel & Convention Center Berlin (Germany)

IEEE Computer Society, Dell, Intel, Panasonic, Avantec, Microsoft, PE International, Philips, Texas Instruments, Umicore

Going Green 
November 13–16,2006
Kursalon Vienna 

HP, EARN, ECOLIFE II, CCR, ENDS, ENVIRON, ERA, ISL, Microsoft, PE International, Green Electronics Council, Interseroh, DHL

Electronics Goes Green 2004+ September 6-8, 2004
Estrel Congress Hotel 
Berlin (Germany)
IEEE Computer Society, hp invent, INTERSEROH, BITKOM, Federal Ministry for Education and Research, ZVEI, VDI, EURIKA, UNEP, Japan for Sustainability, Elektronik Praxis, semi, Fraunhofer FhG
Going Green 
November 25-28, 2002
Austria Center Vienna (Austria)
IEEE EEC, IEEE TCEE, IEEE CPMT, TC GEMP, EUREKA, ECOTRONICS, European Commission, Sony, TU Wien, Vienna Business Agency, KERP, MTR, Fraunhofer IZM, ReUse
Electronics Goes Green 2000+ September 11-13, 2000
Estrel Congress Hotel 
Berlin (Germany)
IEEE Computer Society, EXPO 2000, JEMAI, Federal Ministry for Education and Research, IPC, EUREKA, European Commission, Nokia, Philips, Fraunhofer Society, TU Berlin, TU Delft
CARE INNOVATION`98 November 16-19, 1998
Austria Center Vienna (Austria)
EXPO 2000 Hannover, BMWA, EUREKA, EUROENVIRON, PREPARE, EACEM, EUROBIT, EC, FEEI, FVIT, IEE, IEEE, Sony, SUSTCH, UNEP, Austrian Airlines, Creditanstalt, Durmont, IBM, Team 7, Sony, Vienna Convention Bureau, Xerox, WBCSD
CARE INNOVATION`96 November 18-20, 1996

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