Sustainability is the world's greatest design challenge.

There is no planet B!

In nature there is no such thing as waste. In nature nothing is wasted; everything is recycled.

- David Suzuki

Circular Design workshop

29-30 January 2020, Helsinki

Practical, creative and interdisciplinary two-day training
following a user-centric design process.

In cooperation with

What is circular design?

Circular-designing a product or service means to make it desirable for people, minimise its environmental impact and maximise its business impact along its life-cycle by designing a circular system around it.

A key aim of circular design is to reduce to a minimum the overall environmental impact of a product or service. It refers to innovative design solutions in both products and services that take into consideration the entire lifecycle – from the extraction of raw materials to production, distribution and use – all the way to recycling, “reparability”, and disposal.

Why participate?

A hands on training

The training will give you a practical toolbox to solve ecodesign challenges in system level and addressing challenges and opportunities in your business

Become an innovation front-runner

Create a competitive advantage by implementing circular design first. Optimize processes, products and services and thus save costs, increase customer satisfaction and loyalty, and decrease environmental impacts

Learn with and from others

Connect to other experts from different industries, positions, and business areas. The training’s methods are universally applicable.

Learning platform

Access to regularly updated learning platform after the course including additional material, links and tests to keep you on top of your game.

The Speakers

Tapani Jokinen

Strategic- & Circular- Design Consultant

Tapani is working as Design contractor in Fraunhofer IZM, Berlin. He is one of the authors of the Ecodesign Learning Factory program where he teaches and facilitates training modules, innovation workshops and lecturing about circular design in seminars and conferences.

Tapani has over 25 years extensive Design experience in various capacities and global locations. He has unique skills to apply design- and lifecycle- thinking to drive sustainability-led innovation in practice in development of products and services, which answers to the growing global demand for more sustainable products and helping companies in transition from linear to circular economy.

Dr. Max Marwede

Consultant for eco-design products

Dr. Max Marwede is Research Fellow at the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration (Fraunhofer IZM) and holds a PostDoc position at the Technical University Berlin. He develops an eco-innovation process for long-living products. He supports companies in designing sustainable products and consults German and European public authorities on future eco-design requirements.

He has experience with technology roadmapping, interdisciplinary stakeholder cooperation and project management in industry-oriented research projects in various technology fields (automation technologies, renewable energies and electronics). Part of his work is to facilitate and moderate eco-innovation processes and train engineers and designers how to develop sustainable products.

Tommi Eklund

Disruption Advisor at Taival

Tommi’s main area of expertise are disruptive service development and strategy execution. He has worked in diffrerent C-level roles over 18 years and before that in different specialist roles.

Tommi has excellent skills as people leader and skills developer.
He has been consulting many large and medium size companies on service management. Tommi is also respected as a consultant because he is able to mix theory and real life solutions (e.g. tools and good practices) to an easy understandable entity.


Date: 29-30 January 2020, Helsinki

*Extra-early bird offer: registering before November 10 will get you 30% discount

*Early bird: registering before December 31 will get you a 20% discount
(early bird discounts stack with other discount options below)

Circular economy and circular design are all about smart, innovative and sustainable design solutions with minimal or no waste when a product is consumed. What whatever waste there is should go back to the producer, to be used by consumers in a new context or be returned to nature without doing any harm.