Interview with Karsten Schischke, Fraunhofer IZM

In the framework of our SWITCH-Asia project, you have designed training materials, conducted 3 training workshops in Dongguan, Qingdao and Shanghai, several on-site factory visits and a train the trainer session in Beijing. What is your overall impression of the project approach in promoting sustainable production patterns among Chinese SMEs of the electrical and electronics sector?

Article on Electronics and Electrical Industry in China, GC Ticker

China successfully took over first place in producing electrical and electronic goods – but the fast economic success has left the environment behind. Back in the ’80s, this sector was still in its infancy. China introduced economic reforms and an open door policy. At that time, excessive production capacity in the military industrial complex was converted into manufacturing lines for…

Third Regional Launch Event

With a view to raising project awareness among regional policy-makers and increasing the outreach of training and certification activities to SMEs of the electrical and electronics industry in the Shenzhen Industrial Zone area, a third Regional Launch Event was held in the city of Shunde, Guangdong Province on 28th October 2010 following up from previous events organized in Jinan on…

Fourth Regional Launch Event

With a view to raising project awareness among regional policy-makers and increasing the outreach of training and certification activities to SMEs of the electrical and electronics industry in the Jiangsu area, a fourth Regional Launch Event was held in Nanjing, the capital of Jiangsu Province on 10th December 2010 following up from the previous events organized respectively in Jinan on…

Second Regional Launch Event

With a view to raising project awareness among regional policy-makers and increasing the outreach of training and certification activities to SMEs of the electrical and electronics industry in the Pearl River Delta area, a second Regional Launch Event was held in the city of Huizhou, Guangdong Province on 16th September 2010 following up from the previous event organized in Jinan…

Fifth Regional Launch Event

With a view to raising project awareness among regional policy-makers and increasing the outreach of training and certification activities to SMEs of the electrical and electronics industry in the Zhejiang area, a fifth Regional Launch Event was held in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province on 24th January 2011 following up from the previous events organized respectively in Jinan on 13th August, in…