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Institution: Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences
Focus Area: SMEs and new business models
Expertise: Facilitating students and staff to develop innovative, business-relevant projects.
The Rotterdam University for Applied Sciences (RUAS) runs a multidisciplinary Fieldlab 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. and Business Innovation consisting of a minor and graduation research.
The minor component of the programme assists students and SMEs to make the transition from a linear to a circular design while creating ecological, social and economic value. The research component focuses on circular accounting, scaling strategies for circular business models, and symbiotic geographic development.
In developing circular solutions, the economic domain collaborates with the technical domain, including chemistry, the built environment, information technology etc. The multidisciplinary nature of RUAS enables students to develop solutions to circular challenges in multidisciplinary settings.
Dr Mirella Soyer, coordinator of the Fieldlab Circular Economy and Business Innovation.
With 39,000 students and 500 members of staff, the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences aims to provide practice-focused and flexible education.
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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
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