• Univ. of Bologna, Italy
  • CNR, Italy
  • CEA, France
  • Univ. Magdeburg, Germany
  • Iberdrola, Spain
  • INERIS, France
  • JSI, Slovenia
  • Demokritos, Greece
  • Steinbeis R-Tech, Germany
  • SINTEF, Norway
  • Univ. of Padua, Italy
  • Univ. of Pisa, Italy
  • SWISSI, Switzerland
  • INCDPM, Romania
  • University of Stuttgart, Germany
European Master and Certification Program
in Risk Engineering and Management

In the framework of the EU FP7 project iNTeg-Risk "Early Recognition, Monitoring and Integrated Management of Emerging, New Technology related Risks", Steinbeis University (STI Advanced Risk Technologies) and other project partners have set up a modern and modular European Master and Certification Program with the emphasis on management and analysis of emerging risks related to new technologies. Herewith, we announce the forthcoming course

Life Cycle Analysis and Assessment

July 23 - 27, 2012

Lecturer: Leo Breedveld

The course is open for students of the universities and employees of the companies participating in the project, as well as for the external participants.

The course gives the participants opportunity to improve the knowledge about the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and to gain the skills to perform simplified LCA studies and to analyze, discuss and comment international scientific articles on LCA. The course provides a comprehensive overview of the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Life Cycle Costing (LCC), International Reference Life Cycle Data System (ILCD) and European Reference Life Cycle Data System (ELCD). The focus will be on practical examples of applying LCA in industry and improving the environmental performance and sustainability of products and services.

The course will highlight the details of

  • LCA methodology and application
  • the techniques and the tools needed for the LCA analysis
  • standards ISO 14040 and ISO 14044 and international development.

During the course many examples will be elaborated, including the ones related to the emerging risks and, furthermore, participants will develop their own examples using standard LCA software.

In the end of the course the students are expected to:
  • have basic knowledge about LCA methodology and application
  • know the link between LCA and HSE
  • be familiar with the most important concepts and terminology used in LCA
  • have skill to perform simplified LCA using some of most commonly used software tools.

Engineers (university level), managers, inspectors, legislators and other professionals dealing with HSE and HSEE will have the opportunity

  • to enjoy discussions with the main lecturer
  • to learn about the newest developments in the area of the international (ISO) standards and the EU approaches (e.g. "Life Cycle Thinking" and the "decoupling indicators")
  • to participate in the hands-on breakout sessions, including use of LCA tools (SimaPro) and
  • to ask about practical details of examples dealing with LCA for bio-fuels, advanced engineering materials, nanomaterials and other new technology related products.

Principles and practical application of the life cycle analysis (LCA) as a technique for accessing the environmental aspects and potential impacts associated with a product, by (a) compiling an inventory of relevant inputs and outputs of a product system, (b) evaluating the potential environmental impacts associated with those inputs and outputs, and (c) interpreting the results of the inventory analysis and impact assessment phases in relation with to the objective of the study.

The course will provide overview of the techniques and the tools needed for the analysis, with practical examples primarily from process industry and relevant products, covering the environmental aspects and potential impacts throughout a product’s life (i.e. cradle-to-grave) from raw material acquisition through production, use and disposal, with a particular attention focused onto resource use, human health and ecological consequences.

Registration fees for participants are:

  • regular fee
  • for ETPIS members
  • for iNTeg-Risk partners, members of the International Advisory Board and EU-VRi members and for students not mentioned below
  • for students enrolled in “European Master of Risk Engineering & Management” and the students of University of Stuttgart covered by the agreement between University of Stuttgart and Steinbeis University Berlin
The registration fees include handouts and coffee breaks. More details at the web registration site, see http://www.shb.risk-technologies.com/Events/?EventID=3927.

Get more info and register for the course now:

10% discount for registrations received before July 14, 2012

Registration deadline: July 22, 2012
Course venue:
Stuttgart Institute of Management
and Technology (SIMT)

Venue address: 

Filderhauptstraße 142,
70599 Stuttgart, Germany

For more info about the European Master and Certification Program in Risk Engineering and Management
see http://www.sti.risk-technologies.com
For more info send an email to sti889@risk-technologies.com or call +49 711 1839 781 or +49 711 1839 647
In the case of cancellation of the course by the organizers, the participants are entitled to the full reimbursement of the prepaid fees.
In the case of participant's cancellation less than 1 week prior to the course, the fees will be retained in full.
(Announcement generated on March 3, 2024)