2 projects
3 Mio budget
6 countries
8 partners
2016 - 2021
 

What we do

Design for a Circular Economy
Bridging the gap
Networks
Services for a circular society
Train the trainers package
Feel free to contact us!
  • Design for a Circular Economy
  • Bridging the gap
  • Networks
  • Services for a circular society
  • Train the trainers package
  • Feel free to contact us!
  • Design for a Circular Economy

    Ecodesign is one way to move our societies towards a circular economy. An eco-designed product is designed in a way that it lasts long, can be easily repaired and at the end of its life, it can be rapidly disassembled and its materials can be managed through existing recycling systems without leaving behind harmful waste ...

    Read more about ecodesign

  • Bridging the gap

    Until recently, ecodesign was only sparsely applied. Small and medium sized enterprises are focused on traditional linear business models in which products are short-lived and materials are typically discarded as waste. However, know-how concerning the environmental impact of products, how to assess the impact and how to reduce it is available. The challenge is to translate environmental science into business reality.

    Discover our "Resources for you"

  • Networks

    Design centres Baltic Sea countries got together with environmental scientists to expand their ecodesign expertise and to promote the use of ecodesign among their national networks of design companies. Design centres are typically non-profit networks or associations for design professionals. Most design centres lacked the instruments to support their affiliate companies in eco designing innovative products. The design centres’ primary aim was to introduce and expand the use of ecodesign among designers and bring it into the core operations of companies.

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  • Services for a circular society

    EcoDesign Circle 4.0 goes beyond products by targeting services for a circular society. In a "circular society", changes in economic product and material flows are flanked by socio-cultural change through circular production and business models.

    Read more about our ongoing project

  • Train the trainers package

    The project EcoDesign Circle recently set up an Ecodesign Learning Factory and an Ecodesign Audit and Sprint consultancy which increased the competences of design centers, industrial designers and companies to develop circular products. EcoDesign Circle 4.0 adapts these tools for "services" and spreads the knowledge gained in a train the trainer package.

    Read more about our ongoing project

  • Feel free to contact us!

    Aino, Anna, Anna Magdalena, Carsten, Conrad, Joanna, Julia, Jutta, Kaire, Karolina, Kelli, Marina, Markus, Max, Ronja, Saija, Tapani, Thomas ...

    Here are more information about all partners and their contacts.

  • Design for a Circular Economy
  • Bridging the gap
  • Networks
  • Services for a circular society
  • Train the trainers package
  • Feel free to contact us!

 

What we offer

Ecodesign Learning Factory
Ecodesign Audit
EcoDesign Sprint
Sustainability Guide
Inspiration
Events
  • Ecodesign Learning Factory
  • Ecodesign Audit
  • EcoDesign Sprint
  • Sustainability Guide
  • Inspiration
  • Events
  • Ecodesign Learning Factory

    Bridge the gap between environmental science, design thinking and business reality - learn as professional designers, engineers or lecturers how to eco-design circular systems.

    picture: PSTP Gdynia | Design Centre, P. Jóźwiak

  • Ecodesign Audit

    We offer and show a way for enterprises and public sector organisations to evaluate design sustainability and integrate into the circular economy.

    picture: Estonian Design Center

  • EcoDesign Sprint

    We support enterprises and designers in developing new ecodesign products / services for a circular society.

    picture: Kalle Kataila

  • Sustainability Guide

    The Sustainability Guide provides inspiration and knowledge by gathering information, methods and good examples of how to use design to achieve a sustainable and circular business as well as social development.

  • Inspiration

    Touring exhibitions, collections of good examples and short "Ecodesign in Practice" videos - We´ll show great cases from the Baltic Sea Region and demonstrate the market potential of ecodesign.

    picture: © Gdynia Design Days 2017 | Bogna Kociumbas, Michał Szymończyk

  • Events

    Our next workshops for you:

    7-8 May - TRAIN THE TRAINERS Workshop in Tallinn (Estonia)

    10-11 July - TRAIN THE TRAINERS Workshop in Gdynia (Poland) as part of the Gdynia Design Days 2020

    picture: © IDZ | Kühnapfel Fotografie

  • Ecodesign Learning Factory
  • Ecodesign Audit
  • EcoDesign Sprint
  • Sustainability Guide
  • Inspiration
  • Events

 

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