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Meetings

Launch event “Design the Change” by designaustria Expert Cluster Sustainable Design

BCSSS Managing Director Stefan Blachfellner, member of the designaustria Expert Cluster Sustainable Design, introduced the Bertalanffy Center at the launch event of the event series “DESIGN the CHANGE!” in the designforum of  designaustria. The focus of the event series DESIGN the CHANGE! is ecological sustainability in design. In an interactive…

2019 Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference: Follow Success Stories and New Challenges via Webstreaming

The European Commission and the European Economic and Social Committee will host the 2019 European Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference on March 6th and 7th in Brussels. The leaders of the BCSSS Research Group Circular Economy Systems Ladeja Godina Košir and Karin Huber-Heim are both key figures in the circular economy…

Strong Representation of the BCSSS at the Zero Waste HubClub – Jointly Implement the Circular Economy in Austria

Stefan Blachfellner and Marina Naomi Noack from the BCSSS team together with BCSSS Research Group Leader on Circular Economy Systems, Karin Huber-Heim, joined an Impact Hub Vienna event hosted by the Zero Waste Austria HubClub on Circular Economy in January 2019. The main question of the event was: How can…

Exploring the Future of Design, Service, Science and Systems together with designaustria

Stefan Blachfellner, Managing Director of the BCSSS, was invited by BCSSS Member and designaustria Board Member Martin Fössleitner to join the designaustria strategy workshop as participating innovation expert in January 2019, as a follow up of the designaustria 90th anniversary collaboration. Designaustria hosts a vast network of organisations and individuals…

International participation of the Circular Economy Systems Research Group strenghtens BCSSS ties in science, governance and business

After launching the newest Research Group of the BCSSS “Circular Economy Systems“, the affiliated persons were very active throughout autumn and winter so far. Closing the Loop – A Circular Economy Revolution. In September Karin Huber-Heim joined the this human world film festival, hosted by the United Nations Information Service…

On the way to the 8th European Environmental Program Action Paper – Catalysing a Just Transition to a One Planet Economy

On Monday, 10th of December, Stefan Blachfellner, Managing Director of the BCSSS, was invited to attend the first follow-up event by the Austrian Umweltdachverband (UWD, Environmental Umbrella Organisation) and the Europen Environment Bureau (EEB): Presentation and discussion of the 8th European Environmental Program Action Paper. The 8UAP Action Paper is…

Ethical Challenges in the context of Responsible Innovation and Artificial Intelligence

BCSSS Managing Director Stefan Blachfellner followed a personal invitation of a. Prof. Dr. André Martinuzzi to the event “#Think Tank Responsible Innovation 4.0 and Artificial Intelligence – Ethical Challenges for Enterprises dealing with Artificial Intelligence” which was organized by respACT and the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Vienna) in…

Innovation in Government – Behavioural Insights and Systems Thinking for Policy Making – an Invitation from the OECD

Stefan Blachfellner, BCSSS Managing Director, followed the personal invitation of The Observatory of Public Sector Innovation (OPSI) to the ‘Innovation in Government: Steps, leaps and bounds’ Conference, on 19th and 20th November 2018 in Paris, France at the headquarters of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). OPSI convened…

The BCSSS co-hosted the Disruptive Innovation Festival 2018

The BCSSS co-hosted, together with the Circular Economy Club Vienna (CEC), the Disruptive Innovation Festival 2018 (DIF) in Vienna. The DIF is the world’s largest online festival of ideas, organized by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. It is part of a global initiative, where events are taking place at different spots throughout…

David Rousseau connects with European, Middle-Eastern and African communitites at INCOSE EMEA Sector Systems Engineering Conference in Berlin, Germany

Following his active engagement with the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) throughout 2018, BCSSS Scientific Council Member David Rousseau concluded the year by participating at EMEASEC from November 5 to 7 in Berlin, Germany, the regional conference of the EMEA Group which connects Europe, Middle-East and Africa. The visit…