3rd European Lightweighting Network Conference

executive report 2023

Moving towards a sustainable society through lightweight

We were delighted to have hosted the 3rd ELN Conference in Stockholm, Sweden. The conference took place in the stunning waterfront of Stockholm, as part of the Swedish Presidency of the European Council.

During the event, we gathered to discuss and exchange best practices on how lightweight technology and innovation played a crucial role in achieving sustainable growth. 

The conference programme  revolved around the topics of how lightweight contributes to sustainable growth. 

About the organisers

Sweden hosted the conference upon invitations by the governments of Germany and Austria. The conference was organized by SIP LIGHTer – Swedish Innovation Program for Lightweight and RISE – Research Institutes of Sweden.


LIGHTer is a strategic research and innovation programme for lightweight technology founded in 2013. Lightweight technology is one of Sweden’s industry powerhouses crucial for advancing circularity and sustainability. 


RISE Research Institutes of Sweden is Sweden’s research institute and innovation partner. Through international collaboration with industry, academia and the public sector, RISE ensures business competitiveness and contribute to a sustainable society.