Manufacturing and sustainability: the Life MATHER project’s final event, and the 2021-2027 Life Programme

Whirlpool, t2i and the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) present the Life MATHER project’s results during a digital event on Wednesday 9 December.

DATE: 09/12/2020

ORGANISER: Whirlpool EMEA Spa – T2i – Ntua


A digital event completely dedicated to new technological solutions aimed at improving sustainability will take place on the 9th of December: an opportunity to discover the results achieved by the Life MATHER project, as well as the new directions of the 2021-2027 EU LIFE Programme.

The Life MATHER project’s results

The MATHER project – Full MATerial and cHEmical monitoRing data and disclosure for the protection of human health and the environment – aims to develop ICT (Information Communications Technology) solutions that catalogue environmental and health impacts as well as identify relevant legislation for each chemical component found in every product’s constituent materials. The project is co-funded by the European Commission as part of the LIFE Programme, and coordinated by Whirlpool EMEA, with the collaboration of the Chemical Engineering School at the National Technical University of Athens and of t2i – Technology Transfer and Innovation, a consortium promoted by the Chambers of Commerce of Treviso, Verona and Venice. The end of 2020 will mark the conclusion of a complex three-year-long journey, but the partners believe that this will also be a starting point for replicating this model in other sectors.

The 2021-2027 LIFE Programme

The start of the new year will also mark the beginning of the LIFE Programme’s sixth cycle. Since its launch in 1992, the EU’s funding instrument for the environment and climate action has supported over 5,400 projects. The budget for the 2014-2020 period was 3.4 billion euros. The event will see the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (EASME), created by the European Commission, set out the direction that LIFE projects will take over the next seven years.

Event programme

14:30-14:35 Welcome and introduction, Life MATHER Project coordinator

14:35-15:05 Life MATHER Project results presentation, MATHER Consortium Partners

15:05-15:25 Presentation of the Project LIFE Concert Reach, Doctor Raitano (Institute of Pharmacological Research Mario Negri IRCSS)

15:25-15:45 Presentation of the new LIFE Programme 2021-2027, Mr. Manuel Montero – Ramirez (Easme Project Officer)

15:45-16:00 The activities carried out by the Italian LIFE NCP Unit in support of applicants and beneficiaries, Federico Benvenuti (LIFE NCP Unit Italian Ministry of Environment)

16:00-17:00 Panel “A Dialogue between companies and policy makers: recommendations of companies and recommendations to policy makers in the context of regulations concerning chemicals”, Manuel Montero Ramirez (EASME Project Officer), Prof. Dimosthenis Sarigiannis (Associate Professor Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Dept. of Chemical Engineering), Dalamagas Antigone (vice-president of the RREUSENetwork), Paolo Longo (LCA and Sustainable Engineer of Anodica Trevigiana), Andrea Mulloni (Head of Sales Europe Arper). Moderator: Emanuele Bompan (LIFEGATE journalist)

17:00-17:15 Wrap up and final thanks, Moderator and Project coordinator

Information and how to register

The event, in English, will be streamed live on Wednesday 9t December, starting from 14:30 GMT+1.

Attendance is free, and participants should email [email protected] to register.

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