You are an entrepreneur of an SME and want to promote the topic of circular economy in your company? Do you want to open up new business areas or replace a product with a service or develop and improve an existing digital service? You want to make the transition from linear to circular business models and do not know exactly how to do it? Are you willing to try out new methods in an interdisciplinary team?

If you can answer one or two questions with "yes", you are cordially invited to submit your application for the pilot EcoDesign Sprint 4.0!

The pilot is part of the EU project EcoDesign Circle 4.0.

In two half-day workshops, we offer representatives of the company's management and executives as well as employees from other relevant divisions the opportunity to try out design methods together as a team under expert guidance.

The EcoDesign Sprint 4.0 is led and moderated by an experienced designer from a service design agency and accompanied by an expert in recycling management. A small team from the IDZ will also participate and support the workshop tandem. 

The format is aimed at SMEs, which can spend about 3-4 working days with preparation and follow-up work in calendar week 46, 47 or 50. The date arrangement takes place via the IDZ. There are no costs for the participating company, but the signing of a de minimis declaration is a prerequisite for participation. Further evaluation criteria for the selection are motivation, available resources and willingness to work in an interdisciplinary team and to share experiences from the pilot. No previous knowledge on the subject of circular economy is required.

We are looking forward to your application! Simply fill out this application form. (PDF-Download) and send it to us by e-mail until October 28, 2020! You are also welcome to forward this call to interested companies or customers.
 
If you have any further questions, Anna-Magdalena Dimanski and Jutta Brinkschulte will be happy to assist you.
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International Design Center Berlin e.V. (IDZ)
Hagelbergerstr. 52, 10965 Berlin 
ecodesign-circle@idz.de
49 30 61 62 321-0

About EcoDesign Sprint 4.0:
EcoDesign Sprint 4.0 is part of the EcoDesign Circle 4.0 project - an extension of the EcoDesign Circle project (2016-2019). This project is part of the INTERREG Baltic Sea Region Programme and is partly financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the European Neighbourhood Instrument and the Russian Federation. Lead Partner is the German Federal Environmental Agency. The EcoDesign Circle 4.0 project will run until early 2021.




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