Summer intensive course on Circular Economy, 5 ECTS

Aug 19 to 30, 2019

In the Circular Economy course the student will develop business skills (needed in working life) and the basics of circular economy the fact-based content of the course. This includes customer oriented approach and business models as well as skills of collaboration and project management. The objective is that the students can apply all of this into practise when encouraged to learn in a new way.

Schedule & programme

19th to 30th August from 9 am to 4 pm each workday at Lemminkäisenkatu 30, classroom A160.
Note: changes to the programme possible 

Mon 19.8. Theme: Orientation to the Circular Economy intensive course / contact person for the day: Piia Nurmi
9.00-9.30 Orientation for the week and practicalities
9.30 Orientation to the topic & course
presentation
12-13 Lunch
13-16 Circular economy as a whole
Tue 20.8. Theme: Orientation to the project work / contact person for the day: Piia Nurmi
9-11 Orientation to the World Circular Economy Forum and the project work
11-12 The WCEF in Canada 2020 / Henna Knuutila, Senior Lecturer, TUAS
12-13 Lunch
13-16 Working on the project
Wed 21.8. Theme: Consumers / contact person for the day: Ilona Engblom
9-11 Circular economy in everyday life & consumer behaviour
11-12 Making an impact: the social media campaign My Favourite Garment / Liisa Lahti, Eetti ry
12-13 Lunch
13.30-15.30 The smart & sustainable Skanssi area / Taina Riekkinen, Project Coordinator, Zoning Architect, Turku city
Thu 22.8. Theme: Use & common action, CE business models / contact person for the day: Essi Hillgren
9-11 Workshop: Respecting products and materials through value creation / Inka Mäkiö, Service Designer, TUAS
11-13 Lunch and time for working on the project
13-16 Visit by bus to Topinpuisto circular economy hub / Tuomas Alijoki, project coordinator, Lounais-Suomen Jätehuolto
The bus leaves at 1pm from Lemminkäisenkatu 30 main doors.
Fri 23.8. Theme: Transport & logistics / contact person for the day: Jenni Suominen
9-10 Brief introduction to transport & CE
10-12 Sustainable transport and behaviour change / Katariina Kiviluoto, Project Advisor, TUAS
12-13 Lunch
13-16 Introduction: How do we move people sustainably in the Turku region?
Workshop: How can we move people sustainably over the Aura river?
/ Jakke Mäkelä, Project Manager, City of Turku
Weekend
Mon 26.8. Theme: Project work / contact person for the day: Essi Hillgren
9-12 Developing circular business models, critical thinking
12-13 Lunch
13-16 Working on the project, short presentations
Tue 27.8. Theme: Material processing / contact person for the day:  Ilona Engblom
9-11 Orientation to the theme of afternoon & independent project work
11-12 Lunch
12-16 VISIT (be there at 12.50; you will be informed the address later on): Kakola wastewater treatment plant  and the Kakola area
Wed 28.8. Theme: Retail / contact person for the day: Jenni Suominen
9-12 Product as a service
a real life case presentation / Henna Knuutila, Senior Lecturer, TUAS
12-13 Lunch
13-16 Future perspectives of the circular economy / Essi Silvonen, Research Coordinator, Finland Futures Research Centre
Thu 29.8. Theme: Technical loops / contact person for the day: Essi Hillgren
9-12 Data management and the public sector / Olli Hakala, Varsinais-Suomen ELY-keskus
12-13 Lunch
13-16 Finalizing the project work
Fri 30.8. Final day / contact person for the day: Jenni Suominen
9-12 Final presentations

Staff

Piia Nurmi Leader of research, lecturer, Circular business models research group, +358 40 3550931
Essi Hillgren Project advisor, Circular business models research group
Jenni Suominen Project advisor, Circular business models research group
Ilona Engblom Project worker, Circular business models research group
Ella Rasimus (student assistant, Circular business models research group)
Taina Huunonen (student assistant, Circular business models research group)