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The Ethics and Sustainability of 3D Printing

CODAME ART+TECH announcing our Swissnex Partner Event:

“The Ethics and Sustainability of 3D Printing”

Biomaterials could hold the solution for sustainable 3D printing.

Swissnex would like to invite the CODAME community for free! Get your ticket here using promo code "3D@swissnex"

Cost: $10 advance purchase, $15 at door, free for students under 25 w/ ID

ethics of 3D printing

Join a diverse panel of experts to tackle questions of sustainability and ethics in the 3D printing revolution. For example, how could materials be improved, locally sourced, and embrace a cradle-to-grave approach yet still fulfill manufacturing needs?

This event kicks off our forum on biomaterials and 3D printing. Hear from two Swiss scholars—an artist and Fablab pioneer, and a green-industry innovator—to discuss the latest in sustainable materials and technology. Then discover innovations in 3D printing, biomimicry, and sustainable materials with West Coast entrepreneurs and experts, and interact with the technologies in hands-on demos.


6:00 pm doors open
7:00 pm speaker presentations
7:40 pm panel discussion with the makers and audience Q&A
8:25 pm break
8:40 pm panel discussion with the thinkers and audience Q&A
9:30 pm networking reception and 3D printing demos
10:30 pm doors close


Bios Co-Organizers


Christian Haeuselmann

Christian HaeuselmannChristian Haeuselmann is an innovation-driven Swiss economist and serial entrepreneur with 20 years of experience in the Cleantech sector, both with startups and global organizations.  Today he lives in San Diego, California, developing strategic partnerships between Swiss and US Cleantech entrepreneurs as the co-founder of swisscleantech, the leading business association driving innovation and sustainable policy development in Switzerland.

Lina Constantinovici

Lina Constantinovici

Lina Constantinovici is the Founder of StartupNectar, a Biomimicry Incubator based on nature’s strategies and focused on increasing the number of viable biomimetic products, services, and organizations in the world. For over 20 years, Lina has been engaged in innovation in the public, private, and NGO sectors as an entrepreneur, strategist, sustainability consultant and educator. Lina has worked with the San Francisco Department of Environment as co-author of the Waste Offset Fee Proposal for the City of San Francisco, a financial incentive GHG emissions reduction program towards the city's zero waste goals, as well as the EPA, Walmart, W Hotels,, and dozens of sustainable startups. She is the recipient of the international RE:STORE award for a sustainable retail center design and was a contributing researcher for the State of Green Business 2008. Lina is invested in building capacity for increasing both the tangible and intangible assets of the communities she is part of. Lina holds an MBA in Sustainable Management from Presidio Graduate School.


Prof. Maurice Th. Jutz

Prof. Maurice Th. JutzProf. Maurice Th. Jutz is a biologist and holds a master’s in environmental management and technology. He is a co-founder of the Swiss Centre for Efficiency and has been a lecturer at the University of applied science NW-Switzerland for the past fifteen years.

Jutz has been the head of research and development in different Swiss and German private companies for water treatment and material recycling technologies and received the Swiss Technology Award. His work involved international mandates, such as the program of “Cleaner Production Centres” in Brazil, Vietnam, Central America, Jordan and technology transfer projects supported by the Swiss government in Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan).

Roman Jurt

Roman JurtRoman Jurt is a designer, maker, and researcher. He is co-founder of the FabLab— a worldwide network of more than 100 small-scale workshops with tools for personal digital fabrication—in Lucerne and Zurich, Switzerland. Jurt actively works in the open hardware movement, specifically in Do-It-Yourself (DIY) 3D printing. He is currently working at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) as head of the new TEC LAB, where he is developing and implementing new 3D printing technologies, processes, and materials for applications in product design.


Jesse Harrington Au

Jesse Harrington AuJesse Harrington Au is a fourteen-year veteran of using CAD for engineering, character development and animation. Jesse speaks, blogs, writes curriculum, gives workshops and makes creations of all kinds through his work with Autodesk.

Jesse has created amazing interactive designs for clients of all sizes including the Exploratorium, Resident Evil Studios, Mathalete and Catapult design. He has also given groundbreaking workshops such as en-light-enment, which focused on introducing the idea of pedal power technology as a teaching platform at the Future of Energy Leadership Conference in Pristina, Kosovo.

Allison Pieja

Allison PiejaAllison Pieja is co-founder and Director of Technology at Mango Materials, a start-up company in the Bay Area that produces biodegradable plastics from waste methane gas. She holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Stanford University, where she developed the process of producing biodegradable plastic from methane. Allison has expertise in applied microbiology and chemistry and oversees the plastic production and processing technology at Mango Materials. Mango Materials is the recipient of an NSF Phase II Small Business Grant and the 2012 winner of the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge.

Mark Dorfman

Mark DorfmanMark Dorfman is a green chemist and project manager with Biomimicry 3.8, an organization founded on the premise that living organisms, by necessity, develop and use life-friendly chemistries. In the course of his work, he seeks out and applies the design principles of nature's time tested chemical strategies to the development of innovative solutions to the toxic chemical challenges facing modern society.

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  • Johann R.

    Hey all!

    We're very happy to invite the CODAME community for this event. If you want to register for free, please do it from the event page ( with the promo code 3D@swissnex.

    We'll have a really interesting bunch of people (plus some that are not yet listed online), as well as some booth showing bioplastics and cool possibilities for sustainable 3D printing.

    Hope to see you there next week!

    1 · April 24, 2013

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