Circular economy in integrated product and production development education

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Global operations are accelerating the diffusion of technology and the pace of innovation. The increased demand for ICT and problem-solving skills requires new methods and tools to support continuous learning paradigm. The emergence of circular economy (CE) paradigm is demanding the companies to change and take broader role in the value chain. Within these new value-chains, the manufacturer plays central role re-designing products for multiple uses and proposing new consumption patterns to customers through innovative services covering the current and future life-cycles of the product. This new level of complexity and interconnection puts a pressure to the education system, which traditionally is highly focused on its own priority areas. The paper will present an approach to speed uptake of CE business potential by introducing an education module created in collaboration with industry and academia to support the creation of new talents in the field of manufacturing industry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)470-476
Number of pages7
JournalProcedia Manufacturing
Issue number33
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed
Event16th Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing, GCSM 2018 -
Duration: 1 Jan 2019 → …


  • Circular Economy
  • Education
  • Product development
  • Sustainable Production

Publication forum classification

  • Publication forum level 1


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