Market Survey ‘Circular Design and Smart Production’ for Amsterdam University

Market Survey ‘ Circular Design and Smart Production ‘ as research theme for a new lector at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS). 

The School of Technology of AUAS asked Partners for Innovation to conduct a market survey to  determine the focus of a new research topic ‘Circular Design and Smart Production.

To achieve sustainable production, a clever use of materials and production techniques in combination with circular thinking is essential. Circular Design means investigating how production cycles can be closed and on what scale it is effective. Either through the use of renewable materials, the shift from purchase to use or reuse, recycling and upcycling. Smart Production involves the application of new advanced production methods – such as 3D printing – that can make customized and personalized products with associated services and business models.

40 market interviews
Partners for Innovation has conducted 40 interviews with companies and knowledge institutions in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area (MRA). Market parties see the need for applied research on new applications for smart production technologies, new forms of cooperation and the exchange and use of ICT and data. They are also interested in finding out how smart production can contribute to a circular and smart city.

The market survey provides input for the thesis workshops and for the profile of the new lector Smart Production, which will be recruited early this year.

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