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Lecture 5: Circular Manufacturing Masterclasses and Lectures

Circular Economy - Durability, repair, re-use, remanufacture and recycling and the role of 3D Printing 

Hear how Tapani Jokinen, Vice Principal of Design at Circular Devices, is leading the development of the PuzzlePhone, a modular smartphone designed according to circular economy principles. 

Location : The South Hall Complex, The University of Edinburgh , Edinburgh , EH16 5AR

Date : From 14/03/2018 - 17:30 to 20:00

Design Consultant, Entrepreneur and Chief Design Officer, Circular Devices Tapani Jokinen is Strategic and Eco-design professional. He has over 20 years extensive design experience in various capacities and global locations. He has been building brands, products & user experiences, fostering creativity, accelerating and driving cross functional innovation, exploring new business opportunities and guiding business strategies. Tapani was the initial Designer for Nokia 3310 and Nokia 1100 which are to date the most sold and loved mobile phones in the world. His solid background in building design strategy and advanced design creation in practice gives him a unique insight in managing complex business, paired with design thinking. Tapani has unique skills to apply theory into practice. Using efficient tools and methods that fuses innovation, lifecycle thinking and ethical business to drive positive impact and sustainability led innovation. Guided by The ‘triple bottom line’. 

Circular Devices are passionate about making the world of hardware sustainable without compromising on quality and profitability. Based in Finland, the company brings experience in hardware, design, business development and project management. Circular Devices developing modular PuzzlePhone, a smartphone and PuzzleIOT which are designed around circular economy business model principles, including durability, modularity, reparability, optimized logistics chains, and return manufacturing. 

The Circular Economy Masterclass and Lecture programme administered by Zero Waste Scotland, offers continuing professional development for SMEs based in Scotland and supports work that will deliver circular economy growth. It is supported by the European Regional Development Fund through the £73million Resource Efficiency Circular Economy Accelerator Programme.

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