Juan Henriques (ISQ) gave two presentations titled “Agility within the scope of biorefineries: Identifying main characteristics and key factors for agile biorefineries” and “Textile and Metal synergies: Two potential sectors for sectoral industrial symbiosis implementation in Portugal”. Margarida Gonçalves presented online the paper “Exploring the edge of knowledge of sustainable development: Overview of ready-to-use methods with a life cycle perspective”.

The conference special topic was the cultural dimensions of sustainability based on four keywords: culture, art, human rights and courage. Sustainable development is often referred to by mentioning the ecological, economic and social dimensions of sustainable development. Cultural issues are often brought forward as a widespread suggestion to a fourth dimension, allowing research not only on scientific grounds, but also on artistic grounds.