WEEF – World Ethical Electronics Forum 2022

Inspiring global innovators in electronics with an open discussion about ethics and sustainable development goals.

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What does ethical conduct mean for electronics companies? What guidelines, structures and concepts promote fair play in our industry? Answers will be provided by the 2nd World Ethical Electronics Forum on November 15, 2022.

People in the electronics industry have a high level of interest in ethical issues in the context of work, technology and companies. At the same time, many companies are also becoming increasingly aware of issues relating to social responsibility, sustainability, ecology and fair trade.

The World Ethical Electronics Forum WEEF provides a platform for these topics and analyzes ethical issues for people and companies in the high-tech industry - with a focus on electronics and information technology. It is committed to the sustainable discussion, perception and practical implementation of the topic. Independent ethics experts have their say, as do people from research and teaching, from NGOs and associations, and from companies.

WEEF Award


  • Don Akkermans (managing director, Lenthe Foundation; chair, WEEF)
  • Johann Wiesbock (editor in chief, Elektronik Praxis)
  • Tessel Renzenbrink (independent journalist, specialized in ethics)
  • Priscilla Haring-Kuipers (journalist, Elektor)
  • Shenja Panik (projectmanager, Elektor/WEEF)


  • Level of influence (in media, forums, socials and with peers)
  • Level of innovation (including, for example, integration of SDGs)
  • Willingness to share ideas/concepts with peers

The winners

Gopal Kumar Mohoto

  • engineer and researcher contributing to Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and innovating solutions for Sustainable Future
  • Director and Chief Technology Officer of Advanced Dynamics Ltd
  • “Young Global Changer” by Global Solutions Initiative Foundation Young Global Changers is a network of inspired, determined individuals committed to making the world a better place
  • 2020 ClimateLaunchpad Global No-1 entrepreneur
  • Climate Ambassador at Global Youth Climate Network (initiative of Youth-to-Youth (Y2Y) Community of young professional at the World Bank Group)

Milda Pladaite

  • Civil engineer from Lithuania
  • Institution of Civil Engineers representative to the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) Young Engineers Future Leaders Committee.
  • set up a working group on SDG 13 at the WFEO aiming to contribute to the sustainable development of countries by deploying WFEO young engineers’ work in climate action.
  • initiated an Engineers Enterprise social initiative, helping STEM professionals to scale their innovative ideas.
  • by helping them find the most suitable financing initiatives and connecting them with industry, social investors and academia organisations.

Sven Krumpel

  • Owner of CODICO GmbH (AT)
  • Work-Life-Balance in his company
  • Adventure/ Sports park and rest areas in the adjacent area
  • Corporate Farming Project
  • Nearly full flexibility for employees (work place / work time)

Frank Stührenberg

  • CEO of Phoenix Contact
  • member of the Board of Trustees of the KlimaWirtschaft Foundation
  • Contributing to All Electric Society
    • a world in which regeneratively generated electrical energy is available worldwide as a primary form of energy in sufficient quantities and completely economically

More information

Event details
Event details When Event details November 15, 2022, 11:00–17:00
Event details Where Event details Forum in hall B3