This course will set the basis for innovators, entrepreneurs and business leaders to keep materials in high value use. Individuals will be introduced to multiple circular business models, case studies and supported implement circularity form materials point of view. Read more Read less

The Circular Economy model, underpinned by a transition to renewable energy sources, builds economic, natural and social capital; it provides a framework of thinking to accelerate the transition to low carbon economies. Development, production and use of both, new and current materials, play a key role in this transition.

Our everyday products are made from different materials from the main material category i.e. metals, ceramics and polymers. Product component materials will be subjected to particular in-service conditions and flow context. This course will review key factors that influence materials in-service through a circular economy approach, setting the basis for innovators, entrepreneurs and business leaders to keep materials in high value use. Individuals will be introduced to multiple circular business models, case studies and supported implement circularity form materials point of view.     

At a glance

Course structure

This is a two-day interactive course including inspirational key note presentations, case studies, group work, practical workshops and facilitated discussions. As well as hearing from experts working in the materials research processes and resource management sectors, participants will have the opportunity to network with a cohort from a variety of backgrounds and industrial sectors about their own challenges of implementation.

What you will learn

This course will introduce individuals to:

  • To define Governmental targets and policies that will govern over a particular industry.
  • Will examine  materials flows within relevant Circular Economy models.
  • Recognise different laboratory scale and analytical methods to generate quantity and quality materials data.

Timetable

Day One

  • Session One
  • Session Two

Day Two

  • Session Three
  • Session Four

Who should attend

The two-day intensive course is suitable for all motivated individuals, innovators, entrepreneurs and business leaders with an interest in keeping materials value in the context of a circular economy. No previous experience of materials technologies, resource management or the circular economy is necessary.

Concessions

20% Discount for Cranfield University Alumni

30% Discount for members of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation CE100.

40% Discount for Ellen MacArthur Foundation Global Partners.

Accommodation options and prices

Accommodation is available at Mitchell Hall which is located on campus. All rooms are en-suite and bookings are on a half-board basis from Sunday to Friday. If you would like to book accommodation for this short course at Mitchell Hall, please indicate this on the registration form and we will arrange this for you.

Alternatively, you may wish to make your own arrangements at a nearby hotel.

Location and travel

Cranfield University is situated in Bedfordshire close to the border with Buckinghamshire. The University is located almost midway between the towns of Bedford and Milton Keynes and is conveniently situated between junctions 13 and 14 of the M1.

London Luton, Stansted and Heathrow airports are 30, 90 and 90 minutes respectively by car, offering superb connections to and from just about anywhere in the world. 

For further location and travel details

Location address

Cranfield University
College Road 
Cranfield 
Bedford
MK43 0AL

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