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Institution: Delft University of Technology
Focus Area: Critical materials and circular design Expertise:Longer Lasting Products, Circular Design, Circular Cities, Circular Business Models, Closed Loop, Critical Materials, Remanufacturing, Repair, Recycling, Materials Substitution, Systems Thinking, History of Scarcity
‘Circular EconomyA systems solution framework that tackles global challenges like climate change, biodiversity loss, waste, and pollution. It is based on three principles, driven by design: eliminate waste and pollution, circulate products and materials (at their highest value), and regenerate nature.: An Introduction’ an open, free, self-paced, online learning tool, developed and delivered in partnership with university partners and the Foundation. The course consists of seven parts that each take about 4-6 hours to complete.
Towards Circular Product Design (IO3075)
This bachelors elective course will develop the learner into a complete circular designer. The course is blended with the MOOC - Circular Economy: An Introduction. The on-campus lectures and practicums build upon the MOOC, allowing for in-depth discussion and learning.
Connect with: Professor David Peck, Associate Professor Circular Built Environment and Critical Materials
Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) views its role in society as providing technological solutions that facilitate the transition to a flourishing, circular economy. All eight faculties of TU Delft work towards a circular, resource-efficient and resilient economy by conducting ground-breaking scientific and technological research, training scientists and engineers and helping to translate circular knowledge and skills into technological innovations and activity.
Knowledge and Innovation Community Programme; EIT Raw Materials. TU Delft leads the Netherlands in a 2bn Euro, 7 year, 100+ partner, 23 member state, closed loop materials circular education and research programme. The partners are balanced across universities, research organisations and companies. Projects include remanufacturing, circular cities, circular on-line learning, and closed loop materials.
A range of circular EU Horizon 2020 projects, examples include:
Project CIRCUIT A H2020 Marie Curie Innovative Training Network, with the topic of Circular Economy and new service-driven business models. 15 newly recruited PhD researchers across 7 European universities in EU 5 countries in the field of Circular Economy.
ResCom partner Resource Conservative Manufacturing.
ProSUM; Prospecting Secondary raw materials in the Urban mine and Mining wastes
REPAiR; Resource Management in Peri-urban Areas: Going Beyond Urban Metabolism
Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centre for Sustainability; This is a partnership between 3 universities; Leiden, Erasmus Rotterdam and Delft University of Technology, building bridges between science and society by working together on the challenges and opportunities surrounding the transition towards a circular economy.
AMS; Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions; Circular City Amsterdam
Green Village; Living Lab on campus for circular solution
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation works to accelerate the transition to a circular economy. We develop and promote the idea of a circular economy, and work with business, academia, policymakers, and institutions to mobilise systems solutions at scale, globally.
Charity Registration No.: 1130306
OSCR Registration No.: SC043120
Company No.: 6897785
Ellen MacArthur Foundation ANBI RSIN nummer: 8257 45 925
The work of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation is supported by our Strategic Partners and Partners.