This is the event program for Wednesday, November 18

Wednesday 18/11


On these pages, you will find the official program of Act Sustainable 2020! 

All events in the official program will be online this year. You will register for the separate events you wish to participate in and the link to the event will be sent to you some days before the actual event. 


Registrations are open until November 11th. 

All events in the official program are open for all students and all staff members at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg. Students and staff will participate via Zoom and will have the opportunity to participate in workshops and interactive parts of the program. The number of spots in Zoom is limited.  If there are no available spots left in Zoom you are welcome to participate as an external guest. 


Selected events will be streamed to the public and external guests. All events that will be streamed to the general public will be marked with a special label in the program. External guests will participate via Youtube and have limited access to interactive parts of the program.

Open to
the public

Act Sustainable Research Conference Day 1 
18/11 8.30 - 12.15

Research conference

We have less than 10 years to transform our world, in order to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG:s). At this conference, you will have an opportunity to learn, share, and discuss what the research community in Gothenburg can bring to the table to advance the role of science in the UN Decade of Action.

The conference is primarily aimed at researchers associated with Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg. However, we also welcome other researchers and stakeholders who want to learn more about and strengthen their contacts with the research community in Gothenburg.

Sustainability Design Jam  

18/11 9.30 - 17.30

Host: IT Faculty at University of Gothenburg and Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology

All day event

In the Design Jam, students will work together in teams of 5-6 to come up with a design to address sustainability- and IT-related problems.  The day starts with an introduction to sustainability, IT, and Sustainable Development Goals.  Our problem owner will present the challenge(s). Student teams will have roughly three hours to work together on a design, creating a short video presentation.  In the last session, team design videos are streamed with a short Q & A period for each group.  Our panel of sustainability and IT judges will later judge and award the most interesting and effective design ideas. Welcome! 



  • Birgit Penzenstadler, Chalmers University of Technology

  • Lisa Broadwell, University of Gothenburg 


SDG support enabled by IT - how to explore the opportunities? 

18/11 10.00 - 11.00

Host: IT Faculty at University of Gothenburg and Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology

Birgit Penzenstadler is an Assistant Professor at Chalmers who is researching how software engineering can support sustainability in the world at large, and how computer workers can become more sustainable and resilient in their daily lives.  Her presentation introduces the concept of sustainability and the Sustainable Development Goals in relation to the IT system.

Open to
the public


Morning session

Afternoon Session

Design Jam Award Ceremony 

18/11 15.30 -17.30 

Host: IT Faculty at University of Gothenburg and Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology

Welcome to watch the Award Ceremony of the Design Jam! During this event, all the student teams will present their ideas and we hand out prizes to the best ideas!


  • Camilla Pettersson Innovation Advisor, the University of Gothenburg

  • Dimitris Platis - Software Engineer, Zenseact

  • Håkan Burden – Senior Researchers, RISE

  • Lisa Broadwell – International Administrative Officer,
    the University of Gothenburg  

Open to
the public


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