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    Circular Design Pitch

    • Communicate
      Communicate
    • Understand
      Understand

    You want to learn more about why design is so crucial to transform our economy to circular or you want to convince others? We created a pitch deck that you can adapt to tell your compelling story for successful circular design.

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    Ecodesign Audit

    • Assess
      Assess
    • Circular Strategy
      Circular Strategy
    • Product
      Product
    • System
      System

    To improve eco-innovation and eco-design performance organisations need a clear understanding of both their current and potential innovation and design capability as well as suitable strategies and practices. Based on expertise and experience, the audit covers different ecodesign/circular design aspects. It focuses on small and mid size organisations (SMEs) and aims to establish a basis for ramping up the circular product, service and business model innovation.

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    Big Picture Setting

    • Develop
      Develop
    • Understand
      Understand
    • Circular Strategy
      Circular Strategy
    • System
      System

    Where are we now, where do we want to be? This exercise aims to reflect the companys’ current vision and mission for the future. An examination of (environmental) megatrends and sustainability goals reveals actions and steps that need to be taken and potential to spur competitive advantages.

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    Life Cycle Discussion (Service)

    • Ideate
      Ideate
    • Understand
      Understand
    • Circular Strategy
      Circular Strategy
    • Service
      Service

    Asking the right question is the first step towards change! The two canvases (product or service) reveal important questions around each phase of the life cycle and indicate many possibilities to increase positive impact or circularity.

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    Life Cycle Discussion (Product)

    • Ideate
      Ideate
    • Understand
      Understand
    • Circular Strategy
      Circular Strategy
    • Product
      Product

    Asking the right question is the first step towards change! The two canvases (product or service) reveal important questions around each phase of the life cycle and indicate many possibilities to increase positive impact or circularity.

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    Current State Overview

    • Understand
      Understand
    • Circular Strategy
      Circular Strategy
    • System
      System

    Create a common understanding of the objectives of an organisation and the circular maturity. Is sustainability integrated in the company’s strategy? How? Get a first idea of maturity and circular potential. Executing this pre-task will ensure that a workshop has a smooth entry and framing for everyone. There’s one task for the team lead and another one for all participants.

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    Life Cycle Design

    • Develop
      Develop
    • Circular Strategy
      Circular Strategy
    • Product
      Product
    • Service
      Service

    Develop a holistic product-service-system, discover and close gaps in the loops. To design products and services in a circular way, a holistic circular concept needs to be in place at the very beginning of the development. How can loops be closed, what operational requirements are needed, which partners can supply solutions and how can they benefit? This method helps ideate and develop solutions for all loops and the initial (product) design.

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    Circular Business Model

    • Develop
      Develop
    • Business Model
      Business Model
    • System
      System

    Is the business model sustainable economically? The Circular Economy requires new paradigms of doing business but once old patterns are overcome, new opportunities for prosperous business models that are beneficial for all are manifold. Use them!

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    Circular Design Brief

    • Ideate
      Ideate
    • Value Creation
      Value Creation
    • Product
      Product
    • Service
      Service

    Defining the design brief is an important gate in the design process. Challenges are translated in opportunities, the scope and objectives of the project are defined. Contrary to “standard” design briefs, here environmental and user needs are equally valued and treated. Whereas in current business models those needs and objectives are often considered as contradictory or even opponent, in circular approaches they can be combined and even support each other.

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    Ecodesign Assessment Product

    • Assess
      Assess
    • Circular Strategy
      Circular Strategy
    • Product
      Product

    Understand the negative impact and potential for improvement by assessing the current solution and identifying opportunities. This tool can be used in different ways: to assess a benchmark or the current product or services or to compare ideas and concepts against a current solution.

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    Ecodesign Assessment Services

    • Assess
      Assess
    • Circular Strategy
      Circular Strategy
    • Service
      Service

    Understand the negative impact and potential for improvement by assessing the current solution and identifying opportunities. This tool can be used in different ways: to assess a benchmark or the current product or services or to compare ideas and concepts against a current solution.

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    Circular Idea (in a nutshell)

    • Communicate
      Communicate
    • Ideate
      Ideate
    • Value Creation
      Value Creation
    • Product
      Product
    • Service
      Service

    Having a very clear idea helps to communicate it. Describe your idea and point out how the organisation, the user and the environment benefit from your concept. This canvas can also be a starting point for the storyline of a pitch or presentation, in this case also think of the “WHY and HOW are you solving WHAT problem”.

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