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.

In our workshops (2 dates), 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.

1st day: Challenge Framing

Tuesday, 28th of March 2023

Proof of Concept Lab
Lagerplatz 24, 8401 Winterthur

Understanding the problems

2nd day: Ideation

Tuesday, 2nd of May 2023

HES-SO Valais-Wallis
Rue de l’Industrie 21, 1950 Sion

Develop and presenting ideas

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

Registration deadline: 14th of March 2023


We plan to focus on the following fields of interest:

Process and Material Design Design for Eternity Design for Repair and Re-use
  • use side streams
  • degradable and recyclable materials
  • biomaterials
  • traceability, separability
  • integration of intelligence
  • disassembling & recycling
  • repairability and modularity
  • directory of reusable parts and materials