The Transport Industry has been facing major environmental
challenges worldwide, amongst others the sustainable use and
management of natural resources and wastes. The path to better
resource efficiency is challenged by several hurdles and it is critical
to develop a more holistic and integrated approach of the entire
value chain of the automotive industry.
Against this background, a consortium of European clusters supported by the European Union‘s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013), initiated the S_LIFE project in January 2012. This project aims at contributing to a sustainable use and management of natural resources
and wastes in the automotive industry by enhancing research &
innovation and developing collaboration, synergies and common
strategies across Europe.
One special feature of this project is to propose an integrated
approach of the entire value chain along the life of the vehicle.
Indeed, only such an approach will enable the whole sector to
move up a gear in greening its entire life cycle from conception
and construction via use, end-of-life and deconstruction to waste
It is, hereby, my honor to invite you to the first S_LIFE conference
that will be hosted in Mulhouse (France) on November 12th, 13th
& 14th 2012.