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The research group ECODESIGN


As a research group of the department for engineering design and product development we have been working in the field of ECODESIGN in a national and international context since 1996. The main focus of our work lies in the development of ECODESIGN tools (see QUICK LINKS on the right side) and their implementation in cooperation with companies. Additionaly we provide academic teaching and workshops related to ECODESIGN.

Our research interests range from raising awareness, the development of environmental assessment methods, product improvements to environmental communication methods.

The long standing project experience and the established contacts to various project partners enable us to participate in various national and international funding programs. In addition to our Team we have a pool of motivated students interested in researching ECODESIGN questions within the scope of a diploma or PhD thesis.

News


Donnerstag, 2021-09-16

Neues Qualifizierungsprojekt für Unternehmen geplant - circular design_BAU - save the date 05.10.2021!

Die Forschungsgruppe Ecodesign plant eine neue Schulungsmaßnahme zu kreislaufoptimierten Baukomponenten und Geschäftsmodellen. Eine Info-Veranstaltung für interessierte Unternehmen findet am 05. Oktober 2021 statt! Mehr


Montag, 2021-06-28

Qualifizierungsseminar "Produkt- und Geschäftsmodellentwicklung für die Kreislaufwirtschaft" erfolgreich abgeschlossen!

Im Mai und Juni veranstaltete die Forschungsgruppe Ecodesign das Qualifizierungsseminar "Produkt- und Geschäftsmodellentwicklung für die Kreislaufwirtschaft", um teilnehmende Unternehmen darin zu unterstützen, kreislaufoptimierte Strategien zu lernen und in ihren Unternehmen umzusetzen. Mehr


Current research projects


SPECTRE - Seminar for circular economy-inspired product and business model development

Goal: competence development for manufacturing businesses related to the circular economy

 

 

DUKE - Decarbonised companies through circular economy (2021-2022)

Goal: Creating a knowledge basis to reduce GHG-emissions in the production of goods effectively

 

 

4E Power Electronic Conversion Technology Annex PECTA Task B  (since 2020)

Goal: Analysis of environmental impacts of specific reference products with wide bandgap semiconductors compared to conventional Si-based semiconductor products

CircularStart - Circular Start into Business (since 2019)

Goal: Support incubators and consultants to integrate in sustainability aspects in their trainings for start-ups

Current courses


307.438 Engineering Design and Development of New Products

Subject of the course: Starting with clarifying the tasks, developing the functional structure to concept design and detailed design the different stages of product development are presented in this exercise. The focus is on the early stages of product development.

307.439 Product Development, Innovation and Ecodesign

Subject of the course: Using examples from industry the application of the methods and techniques will be demonstrated. Additionally real product developments tasks aiming at new solutions for a given problem have to be solved during that course.