Learn how to develop and create circular products, materials, and technologies for the billion Euro megatrend industry with state-of-the-art innovation techniques.
Discover a superior way of developing and creating sustainable products, materials, services, and technologies.
Learn about Circular Economy Innovation, a state-of-the-art approach for understanding linear problems and developing sustainable solutions. You will be able to assess new innovations on their sustainability and business values, and know how to apply circular economy principles to a process or product chain.
This novel approach combines the circular economy framework with innovation management techniques, including open-innovation, value-chain-collaboration, and Design Thinking.
The course is a combination of classroom lectures, interactive analyses, and practical sessions with illustrative material.
People who want to broaden their set of skills:
David Schönmayr PhD is an expert in the field of corporate sustainability and circular economy.
He received his interdisciplinary doctoral degree at the Institute of Systems Sciences, Innovation and Sustainability Research, and the Department of Geography and Regional Science at the University of Graz.
Currently, he is active at the Cleantech-Cluster in Upper Austria as the Head of Circular Economy Innovation promoting practical sustainability together with industry, research institutes, associations, and universities, ranging from composites, plastics, construction materials, as well as new recycling technologies.
As a certified consultant for companies, winner of two Energy Globe Awards, and Springer book author on “Automotive Recycling, Sustainability, and Plastics”, he set his goal to develop circular economy solutions with the help of cutting-edge innovation management techniques.