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Learning lane: Circular Economy for Sustainable Growth 15 cr

McKinsey: “Adopting circular-economy principles could not only benefit Europe environmentally and socially but could also generate a net economic benefit of €1.8 trillion by 2030.”

The learning lane is designed to equip the student with a well-rounded understanding of how to
plan, implement, execute and measure the success of circular economy initiatives within a modern, internationally oriented company.
Learning lane has a very practical approach, which will expose the students to real-life tools and techniques while preparing
the student for various positions within the circular economy field. All student tasks are linked to actual challenges faced by companies.

Upon successful completion of the 15cr learning line, student has an increased professional knowledge of tools and concepts
relevant in building circular economy business models and has an appreciation and motivation for working towards a circular economy.
The student can skillfully use service design methodology to create a service concept based on circular business model and
can act as a valuable part of a sustainability team.            

Towards a Sustainable Consumer Society -course (5 cr) during 18.1.-8.3.2021 will concentrate on the fundamentals
and theory of the circular economy. It will include the basic terminology and features of the circular economy and
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of products or services.  The course is based mainly on on-line learning supported with three virtual contact lessons held in Teams.

The courses New Business Models in Circular Economy (5 cr) and Service Design for Circular Economy (5 cr) will be co-organized during 8.3.-17.5.2021.
Both courses include online workshops with a joint company assignment focusing on creating business model solutions for companies with
the help of service design.

A joint kick-off covering all 3 modules will be held on Monday, 18th January, 2021 at 13.00-16.00  in Teams.

Student project in Spring 2020

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Towards a Sustainable Consumer Society 5Metropolia, virtual

Monday afternoons from 13.00 to 16.00

Riitta Lehtinen and Mia RuismäkiTX00DH52-3004
New Business Models in Circular Economy5Haaga-Helia, virtual

Monday afternoons from 13.00 to 16.00

Eeva AarnioECO8HH101-3004
Service Design for Circular Economy5Laurea, virtualMonday afternoons from 13.00 to 16.00Johanna Lunkka and Päivi HarmoinenR0424-3003

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