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The Basque Ecodesign Hub: Training on Circular Economy

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Country: 
Spain
City: 
Bilbao

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Project elaborated in partnership: 
Yes

Scope:

Submitted by: 
The Basque Ecodesign HUB
Start/End date: 
01/2015
Ongoing: 
Yes

Type of funding:

Ihobe - Ander Elgorriaga

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Description: 

Open to all universities and vocational training centers (both public and private), the main lines of action of the Basque Ecodesign HUB are:

  • Training young people, students and unemployed people about circular economy and environmental concepts and methodologies like Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and ecodesign
  • Developing technical projects in collaboration with companies, mainly SMEs, for a period of six months and with the support and mentoring of experts in the field
  • Training Basque industrial companies and their technical staff
  • Establishing a system of ecodesign research and environmental monitoring in the Basque Country
  • Supporting entrepreneurs in the field of ecodesign and circular economy.
Main results: 
  • Setting up of the the Ecodesign Classroom at the Faculty of Engineering of Bilbao. More than 50 companies and over 100 students participated, developing more than 100 projects.
  • Setting up of the Ideas Laboratory of the Basque Ecodesign Center, a centre for the definition of new business opportunities that incorporate the environment as a differential factor.