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This course is part of 3AMK Bachelor level learning lane “Circular Economy for Sustainable Growth” that forms an independent 15 credit specialization in the circular economy.

Basic information

  • Target audience: Anyone interested in circular economy
  • Application period: 2.-9.12.2019
  • Date: 15.1. - 27.5.2020
  • Scope: 15 ECTS
  • Location: Haaga-Helia, Laurea and Metropolia
  • Price: 225 €

Human centric design thinking approach allows rethinking products, services, business models and economic systems. It can help companies reach more value from the energy and resources they use. Service design and co-creation is central to a well-functioning circular economy. Existing services can be refined and completely new solutions can be created that can revolutionize the system itself (e.g. renting a coach, from owning to renting a car, etc.).

With circular economy design, economic growth can be decoupled from the resource consumption by promoting innovation, smart design and co-design, knowledge sharing, cooperation and collaboration. In a co-creation process, the mutual value is “created with stakeholders. The needs, objectives and activities are negotiated together with different stakeholders. The process takes into consideration the real needs of the target groups in order to create sustainable innovations.

Read more about the studies:

Towards sustainable consumer society (5 Cr)

New business models in the Circular economy (5 Cr)

Service Design for Circular economy (5 Cr)

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