Circularity City Product Award competition launch
In The News
11 Jul 2019
We are happy to announce the launch of the Nordic Circularity City Product Award for sustainable and circular products in the built environment. Finalists will be invited to the upcoming building industry conference NordBAU in Neumünster in September.
The winners will be selected at the Circularity City Podium on 12 September 2019 at “Treffpunkt Dänemark” (see program here).
Search your portfolio and showcase the best circular solution
This is a call-out to all circular product designers and manufacturers in Germany and in the Nordics from EIT Climate-KIC and Circularity City. Products that will be considered include, but are not limited to, redesign of windows, ventilation systems, facade elements, acoustic elements and building material, but also internal interior such as chairs, carpets, painting etc.
The product must have a commercial maturity and have been tested and implemented on the market. We urge all companies to look at your current product portfolio with fresh eyes and evaluate it from a 100% circular and restorative perspective.
Need for more holistic production
The global awareness of circular products is rapidly affecting customer demands. The future calls for less consumption, less material extraction, less things – in other words, heightened circular resource thinking, longer product life-cycles, more holistic production and long term sustainable action.
Circular production processes are complex endeavours that require analysing the sourcing, production and distribution as well as the use-phase and the end-of-life of a given product. It is a great challenge for any company and next to impossible for a single circular manufacturer or designer.
However, product developers in many European countries are fortunately devoted to a long tradition of social engagement and seem to constantly move the borders of what is to be considered sustainable design.
As circular designers and manufacturers integrate elements of sustainability into the development of everyday objects, they gradually lead the way for a bigger and much needed transition. In correspondence, EIT Climate-KIC would like to address the challenge of circularity in the built environment by applauding existing solutions. Our question to you is:
“How circular is your current well-designed product?”
We encourage you to submit the most circular product your company has created – and present the circular thinking behind the product design.
We hope to spark a thorough discussion on the concept of circularity in the construction sector and the built environment and that the Circularity City Product Award will introduce a dialogue on how to practically address the many challenges related. We urge you to join the discussion – and look forward to seeing your work.
A jury will assess the submitted applications and up to five shortlisted candidates will be invited to the exhibition on circular products in the built environment at ‘Treffpunkt Dänemark’ at NordBAU in September 2019.
The competition is hosted by EIT Climate-KIC in collaboration with CLEAN, Central Region Denmark, Minor Change Group, GXN Innovation and Via University College.
Download competition flyer
Ready to participate?
Submit your circular design before 30 August 2019, 14.00 CET. All applications must be submitted through the application portal below. If you have further questions to the competition or application process, please get in touch through the link below.
Interested in knowing more about NordBAU and our presence at the conference? See our full programme of activities at NordBAU here.
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