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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 Economy: 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
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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