Innovation Conference: Sustainable Manufacturing: Innovations and Insights

Learn about the latest trends and solutions in sustainable manufacturing and be inspired by circular business models that are already up and running.  

The sustainable road ahead

At this joint conference co-hosted by DI Produktion and MADE – The Danish Cluster for Advanced Manufacturing, we will be exploring the future of sustainable manufacturing.

You will be introduced to the demands and possibilities that lie ahead on the road towards a more sustainable manufacturing Denmark. The LEGO Group will be explaining how they have planned out their journey towards sustainability and independent advisor Janda Campos will give her perspective on trends and changes in this field, and on how companies will be impacted.

Circular business models that work 

At the conference, you will meet some of the companies that are already well underway with a circular business model.

Learn how NewRetex has built a business on used textiles and how Tier-1-Asset has done the same with used computers. Finally, the SME Letbek Plast will be sharing insights on how they are making some of their products circular.

The brightest minds

We’ll be rounding off the day by celebrating MADE FAST researchers. This will be marked with conferral of the Otto Mønsted Award on two PhD or Postdocs who have come up with the most innovative solutions this year.

In the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to gain inspiration and share your thoughts on sustainable manufacturing, and network with experts and like-minded representatives of other manufacturing companies. 


7 december 2023 kl. 12:00 - 16:00


Industriens hus

H. C. Andersens Blvd. 18
1553 København




4 december 2023


Free for DI Production- and MADE members. Non-member admission: DKK 1,700 kr. excl. VAT. A non-attendance charge of DKK 250 excl. VAT will be applied.

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11:30 am On-site registration and lunch

12:00 pm Welcome speech by Nigel Edmondson and Peter Trillingsgaard

12:10 pm Challenging times or promising times for Danish production companies?
Director Peter Trillingsgaard, DI Produktion

Learn more about the demands and possibilities facing Danish production companies.

12:25 pm The world's largest toy manufacturer and their journey towards sustainable manufacturing
Head of Sustainable Operations Anita Friis Sommer, LEGO System A/S

Take a peek into The LEGO Group’s sustainable manufacturing and their journey towards zero impact while still meeting customers’ needs and demands.

12:45 pm The future of sustainable manufacturing
Sustainability Manager Jesper Jerlang, Aasted ApS

Jesper Jerlang will be presenting key takeaways from the report: The Future of sustainable manufacturing published by the Danish Academy of Technical Sciences (ATV). Jesper will also be drawing on his own experience of working at Danfoss Drives and his current position as Sustainability Manager at Aasted.

01:05 pm Trends towards sustainability and ESG: How will it impact your company?
Board Member and Independent Advisor, Janda Campos

The increased focus on sustainability and EU demands for ESG reporting results in important changes for the business model and approach of Danish production companies. Janda Campos will give her perspective on these trends and changes, and on how companies will be impacted.

01:25 pm Coffee and networking

02:00 pm Sustainability in the manufacturing division – an SME’s perspective
CEO & Co-Founder Rikke Bech, NewRetex

NewRetex is a Danish SME founded with the mission to create a sustainable business both economically and environmentally based on sorting and reusing textiles. Hear about the learnings and challenges they face as an SME.

02:20 pm Take-back of computers – setting up a circular business  
Factory Manager Casper Gudmunthe, Tier-one-Asset

Tier 1 Asset will be sharing their circular business model, based on 20 years of remanufacturing computers. In this presentation, you will hear about their journey and the obstacles overcome along the way.

02:40 pm Letbek Plast
Chairman serving the Danish Government’s climate partnerships for Danish manufacturing companies and CEO Michael Bayer Thomsen, Letbek Plast

Michael will be outlining how Letbek Plast as an SME have introduced a range of initiatives to make their products more circular. Hear their thoughts on traceability in the value chain and the communication efforts entailed by such initiatives. Additionally, Michael will be introducing you to the Government’s climate partnerships for Danish manufacturing companies.

03:00 pm Otto Mønsted Foundation MADE Award 2023

Vice Chairman of the Board of MADE and Group Vice President of Advanced Manufacturing Engineering, Ulrich Hedegaard Brorson, Grundfos Holding A/S and CEO, Nina Movin Otto Mønsteds Fond

We celebrate the best MADE researchers, whose research solves or has the potential to solve industrial challenges. The Award consists of a first and a second cash prize totalling DKK 150,000 to support the awardees’ further research.

03:40 pm Concluding remarks
Director Peter Trillingsgaard, DI Produktion and Managing Director Nigel Edmondson, MADE

04:00 pm Thank you for attending

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