The International CARE Electronics Office is pleased to announce the Going Green – CARE INNOVATION 2023 conference and exhibition on Electronics and the Environment. It will take place in Parkhotel Schoenbrunn Vienna (Austria). 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.

Going Green – CARE INNOVATION 2023

International Programm Committee


Conny Bakker, TU Delft

Miquel Ballester, Fairphone

Todd Brady, Intel

Gianluca Brotto, Electrolux

Ignacio Calleja, EIT RawMaterials

Martin Charter, Centre for Sustainable Design

Jean Cox-Kearns, Global Electronics Council

Thomas Fischer, Landbell

David Fitzsimonis, European Remanufacturing Council 

Maxime Furkel, Lexmark

Christian Hagelüken, Umicore

Carol Handwerker, Purdue University

Hidetaka Hayashi, EcoDeNet

Constantin Herrmann, Sphera

Hideki Kobayashi, Osaka University

Yoshinori Kobayashi, Toshiba

Pascal Leroy, WEEE Forum

Mitsutaka Matsumoto, AIST

Katrin Mueller, Siemens

Nils Nissen, Fraunhofer IZM

Pranshu Singhal, Karo Sambhav

Chris Slijkhuis, EERA 

Eelco Smit, Philips Domestic Appliances

Markus Stutz, Dell

Pia Tanskanen, Nokia

Jan Visser, Mirec

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, 
  • management and engineering representatives from the recycling industry, component and material suppliers, chemical industry and financial institutes and
  • attendees from governments, public authorities, associations, leading universities and research organizations from all around the globe. 

CARE Electronics


Advances in electronics have revolutionized the way in which we live and do business. However, today’s technological advance and mass consumption has a subsequent impact on the global environment. CARE Electronics (= Comprehensive Approach for the Recycling and Eco-efficiency of Electronics) is a strategic initiative to understand the international and national implications of sustainability for the electr(on)ics industry in the future.

CARE Electronics is an independent, industrial R&D network with members from large and small companies and research organisations.


CARE Electronics

  • forecasts products, technologies, services & societal expectations
  • identifies and researches strategic issues
  • provides a platform for dialogue with government, business, academia and society,
  • initiates and supports a series of projects, which deliver sustainable solutions.


Going Green – CARE INNOVATION 2023


This 4-days event follows CARE INNOVATION´96 (Frankfurt, Germany), CARE INNOVATION´98 (Vienna, Austria), Electronics Goes Green 2000+ (Berlin, Germany), CARE INNOVATION 2002 (Vienna, Austria), Electronics Goes Green 2004+ (Berlin, Germany), CARE INNOVATION 2006 (Vienna, Austria), Electronics Goes Green 2008+ (Berlin, Germany), CARE INNOVATION 2010 (Vienna, Austria), Electronics Goes Green 2012+ (Berlin, Germany), CARE INNOVATION 2014 (Vienna, Austria), Electronics Goes Green 2016+ (Berlin, Germany), CARE INNOVATION 2018 (Vienna, Austria) and Electronics Goes Green 2020+ (Berlin, Germany). 


Going Green – CARE INNOVATION 2023 will return to Vienna for the 8th time in order to continue the tradition as the world´s leading and most prominent congress on electr(on)ics and the environment. 


Going Green – CARE INNOVATION 2023 will address the following key questions:

  • How can we shift towards a circular economy?
  • Will the circular economy solve global supply chain issues?
  • Can we expect innovative ICT to reduce our energy costs?
  • What are the future trends in technologies, markets and sustainability?
  • Which changes are necessary in order to become a sustainable enterprise?
  • What is the status of implementation and what are the practical experiences with global legislation on electr(on)ics waste, hazardous substances and ecodesign around the globe?
  • What will the Right to Repair lead to?

Going Green – CARE INNOVATION 2023

International Symposium

Going Green – CARE INNOVATION 2023 is the only platform for presenting the up-to-date progress on circular economy and the development of resource-efficient electr(on)ic products and services. The International Symposium will compare the three major economic regions Europe, America and Asia with high level plenary speakers from global electr(on)ic and recycling companies, research institutes and environmental & consumer organizations. 


Leading industrialists, research directors, environmental experts and scientists will analyze the current situation of producer responsibility, environmentally-friendly electr(on)ic & automotive product development, issues of resource scarcity and criticality, clean production, green marketing, logistics and End-of-Life strategies. 


Through a wide-range of presentations it will be discussed how the electr(on)ic & automotive industry can contribute in the area of sustainable development in general, and which products, technologies and services will be needed in particular. 

Going Green – CARE INNOVATION 2023

International Meeting Place

Going Green – CARE INNOVATION 2023 can provide individuals seeking business and/or research partners as well as RTD funding (EUREKA, Eurostars, European Union, global initiatives) with an important point of first contact. This will be made possible by assistance with meeting bookings in advance of the event, and with private meeting facilities made available during the event. 

Going Green – CARE INNOVATION 2023

Environmental Exhibition

Located directly within the conference area the exhibition is like a village market place: central point for communication, presentation of new ideas and catering. Companies are presenting their new products and services and research institutes are demonstrating their latest results in electronics and the environment in a Vienna coffee house like atmosphere.


Take the opportunity and present your products and services to a forum of the world’s leading companies in electronics and the environment!

Conference Language

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

Past conferences


Date & Place

Number of 


Electronics Goes Green 2020+ 



Please find more information at 

Going Green –

November 26-29, 2018 
Schoenbrunn Palace Conference Center Vienna (Austria) 


Microsoft, SIMS, ERP, Treee, Umicore, …

Electronics Goes Green 2016+ 

September 7-9, 2016
Dahlem Cube Seminaris Hotel Berlin (Germany)



Going Green – CARE INNOVATION 2014

November 17-20, 2014 Schoenbrunn Palace Conference Center Vienna (Austria)


Microsoft, hydroWEEE, ISL, ResouTech, ZeroWIN, enhesa, Greentronics, iNEMI, PE International/thinkstep

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


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


November 18-20, 1996