The InspirON Sustainability Training Hackathon is an online learning event that fast-forwards participants from across Europe through the growing urgency around sustainability. For design engineers at any stage of their career, this is a great opportunity to learn directly from experts in the field from across Europe. It will help prepare for fast evolving ‘green’ legislation – society’s accelerated ambitions of energy efficiency, plastic waste reduction, and the mitigation of greenhouse gases and other pollutants. The event is brought to you by InspirON – the Protolabs centre for connecting, sharing, inspiring and innovating – in partnership with Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and Wevolver.
Through a series of CPD accredited seminars, webinars and panel discussions, participants will come to understand how products can achieve optimum sustainability through life-cycle analysis, focusing on materials, the management of data, calculating carbon footprint, sustainability best practice – all within a framework of current and future legislation. The event will bring together participants under the principle of learning whilst responding to a challenge: What can you redesign with life-cycle analysis (LCA) and sustainability in mind? The challenge will give participants the opportunity to work in teams and put their learnings into practice, to receive feedback on their work, to share their own knowledge and ultimately help reshape the global design engineering community into what it must become.