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Sustainability Forum ’22

free of charge
Hochschule Offenburg
Badstraße 24
77652 Offenburg
Black Forest Innovation GmbH

The Black Forest Sustainability Forum is the platform for sustainable technologies in southern Germany. In several events from 20 June 2022 to 20 October 2022, we will discuss with first-class experts and decision-makers from politics, science and business what contribution we can make locally to achieve the selected Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations.

What the SDGs mean for us

In 2015, the United Nations committed to 17 global goals for a better and more sustainable future.

These Sustainable Development Goals are a general call to all countries to promote prosperity while preserving the planet and its livelihoods.

The individual goals take into account economic, social and ecological aspects. Some of them affect us in Europe and specifically in Germany more than others. However, any positive impact on one of the 17 goals will positively influence others as well.

With the Black Forest Sustainability Forum, we are making our contribution to achieving the ambitious SDGs together with leading minds from science, industry, society, and politics. To this end, we use the information and knowledge at our disposal to preserve our planet – in the region and beyond.

Kickoff | 20. June 2022

Under the patronage of Offenburg’s Lord Mayor Marco Steffens, the Rector of Offenburg University of Applied Sciences, Prof. Dr Stephan Trahasch and Black Forest Innovation Managing Director Florian Appel will open the Sustainability Forum 2022 on 20 June 2022.

Location: University of Applied Sciences Offenburg – Room D001

Time: 15:30 PM

SDG 9: Industry, Innovation und Infrastruktur | 20. June 2022

Build resilient infrastructure, promote widespread and sustainable industrialization and support innovation.

We deliberately start our series with the industrial target of the 17 SDGs, as we have been living well and on the basis of high economic prosperity for decades, especially in the Southwest og Germany. Securing this and at the same time building a high-quality, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, modernising it and retrofitting industries to make them more sustainable are core issues on the path to industrial sustainability. At the start of our forum, we shed light on the contribution of research, technologies, established industry and start-ups.

In the subsequent panel, we discuss what we want to achieve with the SDG. Where we stand today, what we need to do and how concrete projects can look like.


Dunning and developing solutions – the dual role of science in decarbonistion

  • Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Bessler
    Head of Insitute for Sustainable Energy Systems – Offenburg University of Applied Sciences

Ways to contribute to net zero industry - Application examples using current and future technologies

  • Markus Köster
    Chief Innovation to Business – EDF Deutschland GmbH

Decarbonisation in aviation - an illusion?

  • Lars Mosdorf
    CFO and CHRO – Düsseldorf Airport

Decarbonisation of industrial processes with concentrated solar radiation

  • Dr. Lars Amsbeck
    Managing Director HelioHeat GmbH

Location: University of Applied Sciences Offenburg – Room D 001

Time: 15:30 PM

SDG 7: Affordable and clean energy | 21. July 2022


Innovation makes indoor climate control more affordable and sustainabler

  • Alexander Schechner
    Managing Director Envola GmbH

Cost explosion to blackout - Do we still have the energy system under control?

  • Marco Beicht
    Founder and CEO of powercloud

Location: Technologiepark Offenburg

Time: 15:30 PM

SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities | 21. September 2022

Location: University of Applied Sciences Offenburg

Time: 15:30 PM

SDG 12: Responsible consumption and production | 20. Oktober 2022

Location: Technologiepark Offenburg

Time: 15:30 PM


Black Forest Innovation is the Sustainability Hub for everyone who wants to make a difference. As a technology company, we establish sustainable innovations together with our partners. Together, we intend to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations and leave our children a planet worth living on.

To this end, we generate expert knowledge in various events and make it available. We also bring together decision-makers and experts from the fields of science, politics and business in order to jointly leverage existing potential and discuss possible solutions.

In workshops, we help companies to recognise and develop their innovative strength. At hackathons, we bring together smart doers to develop more sustainable solutions to challenges. In our own accelerator programme, we also support founders in developing their ideas to market maturity.

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Website address: https://www.biooekonomie-bw.de/en/events/sustainability-forum-22