Circulated Material Products

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The brief

What to do with the material that we are able to collect from the waste stream? How to make sure that we are able to use the collected materials in its highest possible value, how to upcycle? This project is about serious R&D from market study to product design – only for brave!

The background

Ramboll is leading engineering, design and consultancy company founded in Denmark in 1945. The company employs 13,000 globally and has especially strong representation in the Nordics, UK, North America, Continental Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific. With more than 300 offices in 35 countries, Ramboll combines local experience with a global knowledgebase constantly striving to achieve inspiring and exacting solutions that make a genuine difference to our clients, the end-users, and society at large. Ramboll works across the markets: Buildings, Transport, Planning & Urban Design, Water, Environment & Health, Energy, Oil & Gas and Management Consulting. Ramboll is an engineering, design and consultant company, so we do not have our own physical products or production, our customers have. We are committed to make this planet better place to live and we are also committed to help our customers to do the same. We want to make this project in order to be able to encourage and help our customers to build new business around circulated materials.

The problem

At the moment recyclable materials are collected apart from the waste streams fairly well, but still too often these valuable materials are used for something which is not utilizing their highest potential. We need to have more products which are made from recycled materials, instead of using these valuable materials for example for energy. We expect you to idealize and develop a concept of circular economy parting from one or several materials (e.g. wood and fabric) and develop an entire process, from raw material to product design. We'd like you to visualize the business models of tomorrow's circular economy. This challenge offers you an excellent opportunity to be a part of a circular revolution. You can also practice market-driven product development skills in this highly interdisciplinary project. Circular economy is tomorrow’s business and it helps us to preserve the mother earth for future generations also.