Industry Innovation: Circular Economy

2024 ~ Present | Cross-Disciplinary Team of Mentors on the GA Tech Campus Government of The Bahamas Non-Profit Organizations supporting the Stewardship of Natural Resources for the Benefit of local Communities UNESCO

Goals

This transdisciplinary design-build VIP is a design-build seminar focusing in Sustainable Industry Innovation for a more Circular Economy. This VIP will explore necessary changes in the Design, Engineering, Sourcing, Manufacturing and Operation of Solutions. Explore new value and business models that enable and foster a transition from a linear economy (relying on linear supply chains often starting with the irrevocable exploitation of natural resources) to a more circular economy relying on value networks that focus on the preservation of natural resources.

Issues Involved or Addressed

Unsustainable exploitation of natural resources and climate change. Induced challenges at local and global levels that can be addressed through innovation, focused on social, environmental and economic sustainable solutions. The challenges include sea level rise, flooding, water scarcity, food insecurity, inequality, insecurity, health, discrimination, access to sustainable energy, and many other topics. The focus will be on identifying the issues in specific contexts, understanding the underlying factors and implementing sustainable design solutions to overcome such issues through peace engineering.

Methods and Technologies

  • Collaborating with Governments and Non-Profit Organizations
  • Circular Economy & SDG Stakeholders
  • Literature Reviews
  • Analytic Reports
  • Field studies, Community Engagement
  • Design-Build-Thinking Framework
  • Design-Build Solutions (Concept-Prototype)
  • Modeling & Testing Systems of Systems
  • Virtual Twins
  • Simulations
  • Metrics Development
  • Measuring SDG impact

Academic Majors of Interest

  • Business
  • Computing
  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Ivan Allen

Preferred Interests and Preparation

Interest in the Stewardship of Natural Resources. Interest in the Collaboration with international Communities challenged by Climate Change. Interest in the development of a Circular Economy.

Meeting Schedule & Location

Time 
6:30-7:20
Meeting Location 
Industry Innovation | Circular Economy Lab | Hinman Building
Meeting Day 
Wednesday

Team Advisors

Ingeborg Rocker
  • College of Design

Partner(s) and Sponsor(s)

Cross-Disciplinary Team of Mentors on the GA Tech Campus Government of The Bahamas Non-Profit Organizations supporting the Stewardship of Natural Resources for the Benefit of local Communities UNESCO