Catalyse Remanufacturing through Design Bootcamp

Remanufacturing is an efficient means to support the resource efficiency of raw materials and the availability of critical materials through “ultimate circular economy”. The remanufacturing option may be significantly contributed to by appropriate design of products. Taking into account the whole value chain in design is also essential. This project will develop and make available training for design for remanufacturing. The training is aimed at the companies designing and producing products. Attendees of the training includes a group representing different functions of company and/or value chain: e.g. design, production, maintenance, subcontracting, sales, and after sales.

The project intends to launch a strong progression to make remanufacturing as a new norm. The focus is on training design for remanufacturing through industrial bootcamps. Learning to utilize digitalization better is an essential part of it.

The objectives of the project are to establish, demonstrate, make available, and raise interest on an effective boot camp concept and material for training of design for remanufacturing. 10-15 bootcamps will be organized. Each bootcamp will bring together professionals from different functions of a company, like design and after-sales to collaboratively learn and develop remanufacturing practices in their work and organisation. 

Learning goals are: 

  • Ability to implement generic design for remanufacturing principles in own work and organisation and in collaboration with the value chain and customers.
  • Ability to exchange information openly and to question the relevance and quality of information in order to create required knowledge in framework of design for manufacturing.
  • Ability to utilize existing digital technologies to ensure the quality of remanufactured products and to increase the efficiency of the reman process.


Programme:EIT RawMaterials 
Grant amount:€259.875
Contribution to TU Delft: €72.500
Role: Project partner
Project duration:January 2019 - December 2020
TU Delft researcher:                Ir. Juan F. Azcarate Aguerre 

Project partners

Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT (Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. VTT), Technische Universiteit Delft (Delft University of Technology), Institut polytechnique de Grenoble (Grenoble Institute of Technology, INP), Metso Minerals Oy


Ir. Juan F. Azcarate-Aguerre

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