For decades, society is confronted with an ever-increasing demand for resources and energy, and consequently steadily increasing waste. The proper handling of resources, the design of production processes, and the use and reuse of products and related materials require innovative concepts across the entire value chain. Additive manufacturing can play an important role in this systemic challenge, providing potentials for radical innovation and solutions for a circular economy.

Open Innovation Challenge – Invitation to participate:

The workshop focuses on the following fields of interest: Process and Material Design, Design for Eternity and Design for Repair and Re-use. You will discuss and develop needs and ideas in interdisciplinary teams together with experts from the Innovation Boosters Additive Manufacturing and Applied Circular Sustainability on how additive manufacturing can make an important contribution on the way to a circular economy.
The best ideas will be funded for further work with up to CHF 25’000.-.

1st day: Challenge Framing
Tuesday, 28th of March 2023, 10:00 – 17:30
Proof of Concept Lab, Winterthur

2nd day: Ideation
Tuesday, 2nd of May 2023; 10:00 – 17:30
HES-SO Valais-Wallis

This workshop is open to experts from industry, economy, politics, society and academia. Participation is free of charge. Number of participants is limited. Registration

Organized by IBAM – Innovation Booster Additive Manufacturing