Electronics Goes Green 2020
is now an online event!

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to move the Electronics Goes Green 2020 Conference online. It will now be an on-demand virtual event of pre-recorded presentations combined with a live event on September 1, 2020.

Meet us online on September 1, 2020
We are currently finalizing our agenda and the details of our new format to bring you the most interesting, inspiring and interactive Electronics Goes Green that the current circumstances allow… more details to follow. September 1 will contain keynote presentations, discussion and feedback formats, so the conference community can still meet in the virtual format.

To limit the live event online to one day and to still give you the chance to see as many presentations as possible, all contributions will be made available to you online as video presentations 10 days prior to and a couple of weeks after the conference. Unlike the real Electronics Goes Green Conference, where you would have to choose between five parallel sessions, this gives you the opportunity of viewing all presentations in your own time! All conference papers will be published as originally planned.

Conference Fees
The conference fees have been reduced to EUR 500 for regular attendants (early bird) and for speakers.

The feedback from the community regarding the new conference format has been very encouraging so far and we look forward to meeting old and making new friends online on September 1!


Keynote confirmed

Sarah Chandler

Apple Inc.

Apple’s roadmap to 2030:
Its innovative approach to carbon neutrality and a circular supply chain


Welcome from the Conference Chair

It is a great pleasure for me to chair this year’s Electronics Goes Green conference, the sixth edition since its inception in 2000.

Since the start of our conferences 20 years ago, there has been tremendous progress in terms of greater energy efficiency and less material used per function. The heterogeneous integration technologies of Fraunhofer IZM have helped to propel these gains, beyond the effects of Moore’s Law on the semiconductor side.

Still, the total environmental footprint of electronics keeps growing. So the need for more environmentally compatible electronics has not diminished, nor can we stop exploring ways to employ electronics where they can be most helpful for our environment.

Circularity, digitalization, and carbon neutrality are the major developments that once again bring us together for our conference, now in a virtual format – and they are not ideas reserved for academic discourse alone, but ideas that cut to the core of our industrial activities.

As the new conference chair, and speaking on behalf of our teams at Fraunhofer IZM and the Technical University of Berlin, we are working hard to create a virtual format that brings our vibrant global community of green electronics experts together again, invites new players and friends into our circle, and keeps alive the spirit and sense of commitment from our past events.

We all sorely miss the opportunity to meet everyone in person. Despite this, we promise to make this a memorable event with lots of the networking opportunities that you expect from our conferences.

I’ll see you online on September 1!

Martin Schneider-Ramelow


The Story of
Daisy, Alexa, and Greta

The upcoming Electronics Goes Green conference 2020 is an outstanding event for the growing global community of scientists, product developers, business managers, and policy makers working on environmentally benign processes, products, systems, and business models in and for the electronics and ICT industry. Digitalization leads to new opportunities, but also challenges for a sustainable development. The Circular Economy requires new product concepts, but also changed business models involving many more actors across value chains. Emerging technologies require critical raw materials, new exotic composites, and adapted recycling processes. 5G will be all around shortly with significant benefits and opportunities, but at the cost of massive data flows and an ever growing network infrastructure.

We have to get the balance right today and scientific evidence can pave the way. Substance restrictions, material efficiency requirements, and waste legislation can be part of the solution – or barriers for innovation. Let’s discuss how to do it right and effective. The ICT industry has a major role to play to stay below 1,5°C warming. 

We invite you to a scientific conference that explores the facets of green electronics. Fraunhofer IZM is very proud to be a stakeholder in this field and has been the organization behind the conference from the beginning. Join us and share your thoughts, best practices, solutions, and findings along product lifecycles at the Electronics Goes Green 2020.

Important Dates

  • July 09, 2020 - deadline extended
    Paper submission and authors registration deadline
  • July 18, 2020
    End of early bird rate for participants
  • August 20, 2020
    Start of online conference: on-demand presentations available, take questions to authors
  • August 21 - 28, 2020
    Virtual interactive workshops
  • September 01, 2020
    Live day of online conference with keynotes, live sessions, podium discussion, Q&A, networking in a virtual venue