Upcycling Workshop "We Produce Sustainability"
24 May 2017Alter Güterbahnhof Coburg, Am Güterbahnhof, 96450 Coburg
10:00 to 16:00
The mission of the partners of the network project titled WiProNa – Wir Produzieren Nachhaltigkeit (We Produce Sustainability) is to encourage businesses to embrace sustainability in their culture and production processes rather than merely talking about it. The project is sponsored by the Zentrales Innovationsprogramm Mittelstand (ZIM) sponsored by the Bavarian State Ministry for Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology. bayern design is an associated partner of this network initiated by bayern innovativ.
Nature is the role model: Every material is a building block in a continuous cycle. The aim is to generate closed material cycles in which secondary materials are used to create new products. WiProNa takes the entire product lifecycle and the entire value chain in consideration, from design and production to deployment and recycling.
Waste, production scrap and products that have reached the end of their lifecycle typically end up in landfills and, thus, form a large part of thermal recovery. Some components are recycled.
However, there is another option: To provide end-of-life products or production scrap with a new life, a new function, a new use and a new market with the help of upcycling. Products and materials must be seen from a different perspective to enable the development of ideas for a new life as a new product. The economic aspect also plays an important role. All this is part of sustainability.
Are you ready to think out of the box? Get creative? Contribute to sustainability and resource efficiency? Does your company deal with scrap, samples or returns the value of which is greater than their energy content? Are you a designer experienced in the field of upcycling or do you want to conquer this field?
We invite you to join the Upcycling Workshop for representatives of the industrial and science sectors and designers hosted by the WiProNa network on May 24, 2017 during Coburg Design Days. Spaces are limited.
We look forward to seeing you!
10:00 a.m.: Registration of participants
10:30 a.m.: Welcome address – News from the Network, Workshop Background and Goals
10:45 a.m.: Inspirational speeches on upcycling
11:30 a.m.: Upcycling Workshop part 1
1:15 p.m.: Break and snacks
2:00 p.m.: Upcycling Workshop part 2
3:00 p.m.: Break
3:15 p.m.: Presentation of upcycling ideas
Participation is free.
The Upcycling Workshop is sponsored by the Bavarian State Ministry for Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology.