From 19 to 28 October 2018 the 17th edition of the Dutch Design Week (DDW) will take place in Eindhoven. DDW is the largest design event in Northern Europe and takes into account the connecting factor between design, technology and people. ABN AMRO, main sponsor of DDW, is organising an inspiring afternoon on Wednesday 24 October.

This year’s theme of the ABN AMRO Sector event is “From Waste to Profit”. How do you shape the future of your company? The world around you is renewing and changing faster and faster. How can design help you ensure that your business is creative and ahead of your competitors? How does design add value to your product or service and contribute to a closed loop economy?

The afternoon will begin with a plenary session in which Prof. Dr. Michael Braungart will speak about his vision of Cradle to Cradle in a keynote at 2:35 pm.

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EPEA NL at Dutch Design Week

Dynamic and flexibly designed buildings, in which materials retain their value for new applications. This is the aim of the EU-funded ‘Buildings As Material Banks’ project. The Reversible Experience Modules (REMs) are an example of such a flexible and circular building.

The objective of the REMs exhibition is to let the visitor experience how circular construction works, with what materials and products it is already possible, and how Material Passports support circularity; from the design phase of products and buildings to the recycling phase.

Visitors can get to work themselves with modular, detachable and Cradle to Cradle designed products and systems. Each product has a Material Passport that is accessible to visitors by scanning the products with their own mobile phone! The passports give access to all information that supports the circular use of materials and buildings.

The REMs are EPEA’s pilot for circular building design in the Horizon 2020’s Buildings as Material Banks ( For an update on the schedule of the workshops and presentations about Materials Passports or Reversible Design, check our webpage regularly.
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