PLATE Conference 2023

We look forward to seeing you at PLATE 2023.
The 5th Product Lifetimes and the Environment Conference

Aalto University, Finland, 31 May – 2 June 2023

Registration for PLATE2023 is now open.

Visit our Registration Page for more information.

Special Issue Submissions!

Please see the News section for two Special Issue Announcements: Resources, Conservation, and Recycling; and Circular Economy

The 5th international PLATE conference (Product Lifetimes and the Environment) addresses product lifetimes in the context of sustainability. The PLATE conference, which has been running since 2015, has successfully been able to establish a solid network of researchers around its core theme. The topic has come to the forefront of current (political, scientific & societal) debates due to its interconnectedness with a number of recent prominent movements, such as the circular economy, eco-design and collaborative consumption. For the 2023 edition of the conference, we have encouraged researchers to propose how to extend, widen or critically re-construct thematic sessions for the PLATE conference, and the call is constructed based on these proposals.

The 2023 conference will be organized by Aalto university. Aalto University is where science and art meet technology and business. Our campus is located in Espoo, Greater Helsinki, Finland. Sustainability is one of the core areas in Aalto university’s strategy, research and it is included in all our teaching. At Aalto, we create solutions that enable well-being within the planetary boundaries. With us, you get the opportunity to learn, research and do meaningful things in a unique environment: we combine the expertise in science, art, technology and economy to develop creative solutions to the world’s major challenges, such as the climate crisis. We are a community of thousands of students, researchers and experts with passion and expertise for both system-level solutions and rapidly implemented new innovations.

Topical News

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  • PLATE 2023. Keynote speaker: Martin Charter

    We are glad to announce that Professor Martin Charter will join us at the PLATE 2023 conference. Find all the information about the keynote speakers here.

  • Information about the PLATE 2023 conference

    PLATE 2023 final schedule Conference app The conference program is accessible through a mobile application. The Eventos-application can be downloaded through this link, or by searching “Eventos Mobile” through an application store. The pin code for the PLATE2023 conference is 7885. If you are not able to access the app, you can find the timetable, sessions, workshops, and exhibition …

  • PLATE2023. Registration closed.

    Due to a high interest in this year’s PLATE conference, the conference is full and registration is closed. Thank you for your high interest!

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