Professional Course in Sustainable Innovation and Product Design

  • Title: Professional Course in Sustainable Innovation and Product Design
  • Category: Advanced training
  • Language: English
  • Application deadline: 1 month before session opening
  • Duration: 6months, 9 lessons
  • Fees: 700 USD
  • Classes: Online/Remote


Welcome to the Professional Course in Sustainable Innovation and Product Design! Get ready to explore the dynamic intersection of sustainability and entrepreneurship, where you will learn how to develop innovative business ideas, create sustainable business models, and drive positive social and environmental impact. Join us on this transformative journey as we equip you with the knowledge and skills to become a catalyst for change in the world of sustainable business.

The Professional Course in Sustainable Innovation and Product Design is a comprehensive program designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills required to excel in the field of sustainable product design and innovation. This course focuses on integrating sustainability principles, eco-friendly practices, and ethical considerations into the product design process. It is designed to provide individuals with the skills and knowledge needed to drive sustainability and innovation within organizations. Participants will learn how to create innovative and environmentally responsible products that contribute to a sustainable future. Participants will learn also about the latest trends and practices in sustainable development and innovation management, and develop the skills needed to integrate sustainability into innovation processes.

Through hands-on exercises and case studies, participants will develop an understanding of the tools and strategies needed to integrate sustainability into innovation processes to drive sustainable development. Participants will then develop the ability to identify opportunities for sustainability and innovation, design and implement sustainable innovation strategies, and measure the impact of sustainability initiatives.

As part of our commitment to providing a comprehensive and immersive learning experience, selected participants of our professional courses will have the exclusive opportunity to attend a highly enriching boot camp or seminar in the picturesque setting of Sweden. It aims to deliver value beyond the classroom, empower our course graduates to thrive in their careers, make lasting connections, and stand out as leaders in their respective fields. This event will serve as a platform for participants to showcase the projects or prototypes they've developed during the course, creating a vibrant atmosphere for collaboration, feedback, and networking.

Join us on this exciting journey of learning, growth, and innovation, and seize the opportunity to shine internationally by showcasing your projects and prototypes in the heart of Sweden!

Who Should Attend?

The Professional Course in Sustainable Innovation and Product Design is designed for individuals who are passionate about creating innovative and sustainable products that have a positive impact on the environment and society. It is is ideal for product designers, sustainability professionals, environmental consultants, entrepreneurs, and individuals interested in pursuing a career in sustainable innovation and product design. It is suitable for both beginners and experienced professionals looking to enhance their sustainable design skills and contribute to a more sustainable future. The course welcomes participants from various industries, including technology, consumer goods, manufacturing, architecture, and more.

This course is particularly relevant for:

I• Product Designers and Engineers: Product designers and engineers who want to incorporate sustainable practices into their design process can greatly benefit from this course. It provides them with the knowledge and tools to integrate sustainability considerations into product design, materials selection, and manufacturing processes. Whether you are a beginner or have some experience in product design, this course will equip you with the necessary skills to create sustainable and environmentally-friendly products.
II• Sustainability Professionals: Professionals working in the field of sustainability who want to enhance their knowledge of sustainable product design can leverage this course. It offers insights into eco-design principles, life cycle assessment, circular economy concepts, and sustainable business models. This course will enable sustainability professionals to drive sustainable innovation within their organizations and contribute to a more sustainable future.
III• Entrepreneurs and Business Owners: Entrepreneurs and business owners who are interested in developing sustainable products or incorporating sustainability into their existing product lines can benefit from this course. It equips them with the understanding of sustainable design strategies, market trends, consumer preferences, and supply chain considerations. This course will enable them to create sustainable business models and gain a competitive advantage in the market.
IV• Design Managers and Team Leaders: Design managers and team leaders who are responsible for overseeing product design processes can benefit from this course. It provides them with the knowledge to integrate sustainability principles into design strategies, manage sustainable innovation projects, and foster a culture of sustainability within design teams. This course will enable design managers to drive sustainable

What will you learn?

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will:
Understand the principles and importance of sustainable innovation and product design
Apply design thinking techniques to identify user needs
Create user-centered product designs that meet customer expectations
Apply sustainable design strategies and frameworks in product development
Incorporate sustainable materials and manufacturing processes
Design for energy efficiency and renewable energy integration
Develop sustainable packaging solutions and optimize logistics
Apply sustainable innovation methodologies and tools
Assess and communicate the sustainable impact of products

Lessons and detailed program

The Professional Course in Sustainable Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Product Design course covers topics such as circular economy, green technology, sustainable supply chains, stakeholder engagement, and sustainable business models. The following is a detailed plan:

Module 1: Introduction to Sustainable Innovation and Design
Understanding the importance of sustainability in product design
Exploring the concepts of circular economy and life cycle thinking
Analyzing the impact of product design on the environment and society
Module 2: Design Thinking and User-Centered Design
Applying design thinking methodologies to identify user needs and pain points
Conducting user research and developing user personas
Creating compelling user experiences through user-centered design principles
Module 3: Ideation and Concept Development
Generating innovative product ideas through brainstorming and ideation techniques
Evaluating and selecting the most promising concepts for further development
Creating concept sketches and storyboards to communicate ideas effectively
Module 4: Sustainable Design Strategies and Frameworks
Applying sustainable design principles and frameworks
Exploring biomimicry and nature-inspired design approaches
Incorporating sustainable materials, energy efficiency, and waste reduction
Module 5: Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing Processes
Understanding the environmental impact of different materials
Exploring sustainable material choices and alternatives
Integrating eco-friendly manufacturing processes and technologies
Module 6: Design for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Incorporating energy-efficient features into product design
Exploring renewable energy integration in product systems
Analyzing the life cycle energy use and carbon footprint of products
Module 7: Sustainable Packaging and Logistics
Designing sustainable packaging solutions
Minimizing packaging waste and optimizing transportation logistics
Exploring the role of packaging in reducing environmental impact
Module 8: Sustainable Innovation and Product Development
Applying sustainable innovation methodologies and tools
Integrating user-centered design with sustainability objectives
Nurturing a culture of innovation and sustainability within organizations
Module 9: Assessing and Communicating Sustainable Impact
Conducting life cycle assessments (LCA) and environmental impact assessments (EIA)
Communicating sustainability benefits to stakeholders
Measuring and reporting sustainable performance of products

Course Format

The course combines theoretical concepts with practical exercises, case studies, and group discussions to provide participants with practical experience and knowledge in sustainable innovation and product design. Participants will engage in lectures, workshops, design projects, and sustainability assessments. They will have access to sustainability assessment tools, design software, and prototyping resources to develop their sustainable product design skills. The course also offers opportunities for networking with instructors and fellow participants, fostering collaboration and knowledge sharing.

Highlights of the Boot camp, collaboration and networking opportunities

• Project Showcases: Present your project for cross-learning, idea exchange, and recognition of achievements.
• Expert Feedback from Experts and Mentors: Receive constructive input to refine your work further.
• Interactive Workshops: Engaging workshops and seminars led by industry leaders. Enhance your knowledge and skills through these hands-on sessions.
• Networking Opportunities: Expand your network with like-minded professionals, share experiences, and forge potential collaborations or career advancements.
• Cultural Enrichment: Get a broader perspective on global business practices plus a taste of Swedish culture with cultural outings and sightseeing.

How to apply

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