Raw material and energy prices are increasing, as is the need for companies to save raw materials and energy, incorporate the secondary raw materials market into product development, and rethink previous business models. Circular design is an essential part of a circular economy. It keeps raw materials and products in the economic process for as long as possible and includes secondary raw materials as a resource on a consistent basis. Circular design extends far beyond pure product design by allowing for the incorporation of services such as repairs, maintenance, servicing, and take-back systems, as well as the development and establishment of new supply networks, collaborations, and markets.
The next event in the series “Paths to the Circular Economy in Hessen” is being co-hosted by Technologieland Hessen and Kultur- und Kreativwirtschaft Hessen. An arc will be drawn at the conference between technical product development, product design, and business models. The event is targeted at Hessian companies from all economic sectors that want to incorporate circular design principles into their product development and design, as well as sustainable business models.
The event will begin at 9:30 a.m. on May 9 at the House of Logistics and Mobility (HOLM) in Frankfurt am Main. A live stream will be available for the start of the event as an alternative to attending in person. Participation in the event is free, whether on-site or online; however, registration is needed. In the second part of the event, attendees will have the chance to ask the speakers questions about “circular design” in small groups at the themed café.
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