Product Innovation


Partners for Innovation has been offering EcoDesign courses to a variety of industries, including:

  • Federation FME-CWM
  • DAF Trucks
  • Vanderlande
  • DOREL (MaxiCosi, Quinny)
  • Mokveld Valves
  • Neopost Technologies
  • Refrigeration Industry (NKI)
  • Federation of Plastics Industry (NRK)
  • Schoeller Allibert
  • Suez SITA
  • Grass Valley

More information about Ecodesign?
Contact Siem Haffmans or Ingeborg Gort-Duurkoop.


Sustainable products are the future

Ecodesign means considering environmental criteria when designing a product, in addition to  economic, technical and social aspects.

Sustainable products are the future

Producing, distributing, using and discarding products undeniably have a negative impact on the environment. More than 80% of this impact is determined at the design phase. To improve the quality of your products and reduce the environmental impact, one needs to consider the  environment early on.

Ecodesign  not only improves the quality of your products, it saves raw materials, cut costs, saves energy for you and/or for your customers. Besides, it helps you comply with EU regulations and creates new market opportunities.

Ecodesign training

The Ecodesign Training developed by Partners for Innovation teaches product developers and designers the principles of Ecodesign and trains them to apply these principles in their work.

The course consists of two half days:

  • Part 1: Analysis– starts with a life cycle analysis, from the extraction of raw materials to waste management. The analysis provides insight into which aspects of your product have the highest environmental impact and which options will yield the greatest improvements.
  • Part 2: Design– provides immediately applicable improvement options for existing products and may also lead to entirely new product ideas and market opportunities.

Case studies & assignments

This course is aimed at product designers and engineers and can be organized at your company’s premises. Two trainers provide intensive coaching that include case studies and practical assignments. The ideal group size is 8 to 10 participants.

The result? After the course, participants will:

  • understand the environmental impact of their product
  • have practical options to elaborate on
  • have new ideas  for products and market opportunities


Siem Haffmans

Ingeborg Gort-Duurkoop