How to design processes and products so that they have a neutral, or even positive, effect on the environment.

Most companies now understand that sustainability strategy is not just a matter of European regulations or environmental laws. The key is the pressure from customers, who realise that by buying products and services with a zero carbon footprint, they are also impacting their own living environment and are therefore willing to pay more than for a traditional product. Product design is primarily set to achieve economic advantage. The difficulties caused to the environment are slightly mitigated by legislation, but we need to move from a reactionary, compromise mode to a win-win mode.

“Design to Sustainability” is a training course focusing on integrating sustainability into the design process. Participants will learn how to create environmentally, socially and economically sustainable products, services and processes. The training includes theoretical explanations as well as a discussion of best practices in the field. The goal is to provide participants with a complete overview of sustainability and the tools to integrate these principles into their projects.

The training is intended for designers, product managers, engineers, and other professionals involved in product and service development who want to integrate sustainability into their product design process. It is suitable for those interested in sustainability and looking for ways to incorporate it into their projects, or for companies looking to improve their sustainability goals and processes.

Topics of training

  • Sustainability as a new market need and source of competitive advantage
  • Sustainable business model
  • Product strategy and sustainability
  • Sustainable development and design
  • Sustainable product development
  • Sustainable process value chain – cycle
  • Sustainable process innovation

Basic information about the training

  • The modular program, a total of 3 days of training.
  • Real case studies.
  • For each module practical arguments, new effective system models, methodology, procedures, tools, and forms.
  • Sharing experiences with other participants of the training.