The conference aims to promote knowledge and research within the areas of environmental science and environmental engineering. These aims are accomplished by plenary sessions, keynote speakers, workshops and scientific papers. But also through the social environment created by the conference, where participants from different countries, areas and sectors of society join up and learn from each other´s experiences. Linnaeus Eco-Tech is based on the Triple Helix collaboration between university, industry and public sectors, with the goal of improving relations between these. The objective of such collaboration is to develop environmental technologies and sustainability in the Baltic Sea Region and the world. This will in the long run lead to a better quality of life for everyone.