Design & Innovation Forum
Explore opportunities, solutions & ideas for transforming products for the circular economy with leading innovators, designers & companies.
Join us at the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute Design & Innovation Forum to hear ideas, inspiration and practical insights from leading innovators, designers, brands and manufacturers on advancing safe and circular design, and accelerating circular business models across the Nordic region and beyond.
Featuring a plenary session and Q&A from William McDonough, co-founder of Cradle to Cradle and co-author of Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things and The Upcycle: Beyond Sustainability — Designing for Abundance.
GAIN INSIGHT from thought leaders and innovators during roundtable conversations on opportunities and challenges for advancing circular design & business models throughout the Nordic region and beyond.
DISCOVER NEW TOOLS, RESOURCES & BEST PRACTICES for transforming processes and products for the circular economy from brands, manufacturers and sustainability experts.
CONNECT & NETWORK with other professionals, companies and organizations committed to transforming products and processes for a global circular economy.
Monday, 4 November
Safe and Circular: Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard Version 4 Preview Workshop (limited availability)
Time: 13:00 - 16:30
Location: Skanska Stockholm
How does Cradle to Cradle Certified Version 4 offer a solution for designers and manufacturers working towards sustainable production and consumption goals by making products that are both safe and circular?
Join the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute’s Certification & Standards team for an inside look at how the objectives and requirements of the new Cradle to Cradle Certified Version 4 standard (currently in draft form) provides a framework and a pathway for designing and making products optimized for the circular economy.
Dr. Susan Klosterhaus, C2CPII Head of Science and Certification, along with Dr. Justin Bours, Dr. Matteo Kausch, and Esther Julier will guide you through the new requirements, with plenty of opportunity to ask questions and share feedback along the way.
Tuesday, 5 November
Transforming Products for the Circular Economy: the C2CPII Design & Innovation Forum
Time: 9:00 - 17:00 (Check-in begins at 8.00)
Location: Clarion Stockholm, Ringvagen
Advancing the Circular Economy across the Nordic Region
Making the Circular Economy a Practical Proposition
Explore perspectives on the challenges, solutions and opportunities for driving the circular economy in the Nordic region and beyond - from innovation to policy and practice.
Keynote Address: William McDonough
A globally recognized leader in sustainable development, William McDonough co-authored Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things (2002), widely recognized as the seminal text of the circular economy design movement, and its follow up, The Upcycle: Beyond Sustainability—Designing for Abundance (2013). McDonough received the Presidential Award for Sustainable Development (1996), the first U.S. EPA Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award (2003), the National Design Award (2004) and the Fortune Award for Circular Economy Leadership (2017). Time magazine recognized him as a “Hero for the Planet,” noting: “His utopianism is grounded in a unified philosophy that—in demonstrable and practical ways—is changing the design of the world,” and in 2019 Fortune magazine named him one of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders.
From Linear to Circular: Transforming the Global Economy by Design
A conversation about the role of design in accelerating the shift towards a circular economy with thought leaders and innovators.
Transforming Products for the Circular Economy
Steps, tools, and best practices from leading brands for putting the principles of circular design into practice.
DESIGN & INNOVATION FORUM
Monday & Tuesday 4-5 November
Pre-Registration: €150 // now - 1 November
Student Registration: €75 with valid student identification
- preview workshop for the new Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard Version 4 on Monday, 4 November at Skanska (limited availability)
- full-day forum admission on Tuesday, 5 November at Clarion Ringvagen (with coffee & lunch provided)
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