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EUREL eMeetup on the EU Sustainable Products Initiative – Focus on the Digital Product Passport
The European Commission published on 30 March 2022 its proposal for a Sustainable Product Initiative (SPI), which will greatly impact European manufacturing’s industry. The SPI aims at enhancing products overall performance in terms of sustainability and making them fit for a climate neutral, circular economy. To achieve SPI’s goals the European Commission calls for the establishment of Digital Product Passports (DPP) for which standardization will be required and is essential. EUREL is therefore gathering today some standardization experts active at national and European level to inform and exchange on the expectations and challenges ahead.

Dec 8, 2022 02:00 PM in Brussels

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EUR-Ing. Dipl.-Ing. Wolfgang Niedziella, CENELEC President
Wolfgang Niedziella is since 2022 the President of CENELEC, the European electrotechnical Committee for standardization. He has a long experience working for the VDE group (VDE Testing and Certification Institute) and for the DKE (German Commission for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies in DIN and VDE) in the field of standardization. From 2011 to 2019, he was Managing Director of VDE Testing and Certification Institute, and from 2012 to 2015 he also took over as Managing Director of the subsidiary VDE Global Services GmbH with its eight Asian locations. In 2019, he started as Managing Director in the VDE Group, focusing on standardization and conformity assessment. From 2016 to 2020, he was Chairman of the "IEC System of Conformity Assessment Schemes for Electrotechnical Equipment and Components (IECEE)".
Dr. Jens Gayko, DKE , the German Commission for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies in DIN and VDE
Jens Gayko holds a doctor‘s degree for electrical engineering. He studied at Stuttgart University and Bochum University and graduated on artificial intelligence in the year 2000. After university he joined for about ten years the automotive industries as section manager advanced engineering during which, he built up experience in automotive electronics and intelligent transportation systems. Since 2010 he is working at DKE. He is active in the area of smart manufacturing / Industrie 4.0. Currently he is Managing Director of the Standardization Council Industrie 4.0 (SCI 4.0). Jens Gayko is involved of numerous national and international activities in the area of smart manufacturing, such as Project partner of EU Project CIRPASS for DPP; Convenor of CEN-CLC-ETSI Coordination Group Smart Manufacturing; Member of IEC ad-hoc Group 94 Product Carbon Footprint; Member German national platform Industrie 4.0.
Carolynn Bernier, LIST
Carolynn Bernier is a research engineer at LIST, the digital institute of CEA which is a French public research institute with a mission of innovation for industry. She holds a degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Toronto and a PhD in Microelectronics from the National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble. Her background is in integrated circuit design for IoT wireless communications. Her current research activities include smart embedded perception systems, and more recently, digital technologies for the circular economy and sustainable electronics.
Margaux Le Gallou
Margaux Le Gallou is a Programme Manager at ECOS, the Environmental Coalition on Standards. She is responsible for ECOS activities related to the standardisation process and political developments in environmental assessment and environmental information. She notably follows development on Digital Product Passports. Prior to joining ECOS in 2021, she worked on circular economy and eco-innovation policies. Margaux holds a BA in politics and international relations from the University of Kent, a MA in European affairs from Sciences Po Lille, and a MA in European economics from the College of Europe.
Constant Kohler
(to come)