Webinar: Industrial Sustainability: Challenges, Perspectives, Actions

Webinar: Industrial Sustainability: Challenges, Perspectives, Actions

Industry is expected to ensure high productivity to a growing base of customers around the globe, while using a majority of the current resources. Systemic design change is urgent to achieve industrial sustainability, including new strategies, frameworks and tools. This webinar will provide insights into sustainability management from scratch to application, and point out challenges and perspectives in local and global acting businesses.



Ulysseus European University is launching COMPASS Insights, a series of webinars on key regional and local challenges.

These are part of the calendar of activities of “COMPASS: Leading Ulysseus to become a European University excellence model through Research and Innovation”, a Horizon 2020 project of Ulysseus and the flagship for its R&I agenda and strategy.

Organised by Ulysseus Innovation Hubs, these webinars will bring together experts from academia, industry and NGO’s, among other organisations to discuss key regional and local challenges.

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About this webinar

Sustainable management aims to address environmental and social issues, such as climate change, resource depletion, and inequality. By promoting sustainable practices, businesses can reduce their environmental impact, improve their reputation, and create new opportunities for innovation and growth. Furthermore, sustainable management can decrease operating costs and increased profitability by reducing waste and using resources more efficiently, hence creating a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

Join us for an engaging and informative discussion and discover how sustainable management is essential for creating a more resilient and equitable economy that can meet the needs of current and future generations.

Speakers & Presentations

Ilija Moric

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Ilija Moric, PhD: Vice dean & assistant professor at University of Montenegro – Faculty of Tourism and Hotel Management


Sustainable Development of Tourism: Basic Concept and Experiences


Sustainable tourism aims to minimize the negative impact on the environment, society, and economy, while also promoting conservation and biodiversity, supporting local businesses and economies, and involving local communities in the planning and management of tourism activities.


Tourism | Responsibility | Sustainability | Innovation


Dr. Ilija Moric is an assistant professor at Faculty of Tourism and Hotel Management, University of Montenegro. He finished his master studies at Faculty of Tourism and Hotel Management, followed by his PhD studies at Faculty of Economics, where he defended his thesis: “Marketing aspect of rural tourism development: Case of Montenegro”. His main areas of teaching and research are: Social Impacts of Tourism, Entrepreneurship, Ethics and Social Responsibility, and Hotel Management. Apart from scientific research, he has made certain results as entrepreneur in sector of organic production and development of tourism products.

Lisa Scharinger

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Lisa Scharinger, MSc: Energy and Environmental Manager at AMAG – Austria Metall GmbH


Sustainability – One central pillar of AMAG’s strategy


Sustainability is one major pillar of AMAG’s strategy beside innovation, diversity, and human touch. The transfer of strategic objectives into corporate processes is ensured by involving numerous specialist departments and integrated with targets and metrics across all business units. Greater customer requirements and legal obligations in terms of sustainability are making this subject increasingly important and offer beside challenges great opportunities.


Innovation | Recycling | Sustainability | Responsibility


Lisa Scharinger is working for AMAG Group, an international company for Aluminium Recycling, as an environmental and Energy Manager since 2022.  She was born in Burghausen, Germany in 1997. After technical college at the HTL Braunau (AUT) she started the bachelor’s degree ‘Biotechnology & Food Engineering’ in 2016 at MCI – The Entrepreneurial School® (AUT). In 2021 she graduated her master’s degree in ‘Biotechnology’ also at the MCI and wrote her master’s thesis in collaboration with Wacker Chemie AG. In her position at AMAG she is not only focused on environmental and energy management but also on LCA calculation, challenges on REACH and being part of different sustainability projects for example regarding the EU Taxonomy regulation. AMAG Austria Metall AG produces high-quality semi-finished aluminium products and components as well as primary aluminium. The company combines recycling and innovation with top product quality, efficient production as well as a broad product portfolio.

Dominik Kornthaler

Dominik Kornthaler

Mag. Dominik Kornthaler, BSc., eMBA: Sustainability, waste management and educational consultant


Sustainability through the ages


Two organizations and their approaches towards sustainable management/sustainability approaches separated by a decade.


Education | Waste Management | Sustainability | Responsibility


Dominik Kornthaler is working as a consultant, course leader and trainer in the fields of sustainability and waste management. He hold a degree in Biology at the Universität Innsbruck (AUT), as well as an eMBA at the Californian Lutheran University (USA). He gathered work experience in the academic, industrial and non-profit sector, and was involved in many national and international projects related to the topics ‘Circular Economy‘, ‘Waste Management‘ and ‘Sustainability‘. He is raising awareness for these topics since more than 10 years by informing and teaching in front of citizens of all ages: “Learning from mistakes and growing from them is the basis of all success!”.

Innovation Hub of Food, Biotechnology & Circular Economy

Facilitator:  Andreas Walter (Innovation Hub Officer) at Ulysseus Food, Biotechnology & Circular Economy, based at MCI | The Entrepreneurial School.

Day | Thursday, 25 May 2023 at 12.30-2pm

Host | Food, Biotechnology & Circular Economy Innovation Hub, MCI | The Entrepreneurial School.

Language | The webinar will be in English

Collaboration opportunities | Interested in collaborating with the Food, Biotechnology & Circular Economy Innovation Hub of MCI | The Entrepreneurial School? If so, please contact Andreas Walter, Innovation Hub Officer.

More about this hub


COMPASS: Leading Ulysseus to become a European University excellence model through Research and Innovation” is a Horizon 2020 project of Ulysseus and the flagship for its R&I agenda and strategy.

COMPASS has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the grant agreement No 101035809. The views and opinions expressed in this communication are the sole responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Commission.