Bootcamps as Innovative Approach for Disseminating Remanufacturing in Circular Economy

Helmi Ben Rejeb, Jouko Heikkilä, Katariina Palomäki, David Peck, Juan Azcarate Aguerre, Peggy Zwolinski

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This study is part of a European project supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). It is motivated by the fact that Europe is currently reworking only 2% of products and that the concept of remanufacturing remains poorly known. To disseminate this concept in industry, it is necessary to develop the skills of companies’ staff, especially in small and medium-sized manufacturing companies, in order to foster circular economy and improve product design within sustainable innovation perspective. Bootcamps were considered as an effective new learning approach to reach this target. This paper gives insights into the CARED project achievements, shares the project partners’ experiences and raises awareness forthe importance of engaging stakeholders for the purpose of understanding remanufacturing challenges in terms of product, process and organisation innovation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe ISPIM Innovation Conference
Subtitle of host publicationInnovating in Times of Crisis
PublisherLappeenranta University of Technology
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-952-335-467-8
Publication statusPublished - 2020
MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
EventXXXI ISPIM Innovation Conference - Online: Innovating in Times of Crises - Virtual, Germany
Duration: 7 Jun 202010 Jun 2020


ConferenceXXXI ISPIM Innovation Conference - Online
Abbreviated titleISPIM Virtual 2020
Internet address


  • European project
  • EITRawMaterials
  • EuropeaRemanufacturing
  • Circular Economy
  • Bootcamps
  • Workshop
  • Training


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