The circular economy, in which growth is gradually decoupled from the consumption of finite resources, offers a response to the grand challenges of the Food Systems. Its principles are to design out waste and pollution, keep products and materials in use, and regenerate natural systems.
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Digital solutions will be taught through case studies and successful examples related to circular business models based on connectivity and data gathering, sharing and analysis, with the aim of maximising Food system value and producing better products and services.
After successfully attending Digit4Circularity, students will be able to:
Understand the guiding principles of the circular economy and relate it to neighboring concepts
Investigate what it takes to create products that are easy to repair, refurbish, remanufacture, repurpose, recycle, or recover, using as enabler the main digital technologies available (e.g. from IoT to AI)
Explain drivers and barriers for businesses to implement circular business models and digital platforms to cooperate and share data towards a circular approach
- Gauge the macro-systemic effects of the transition towards a circular economy
- Critically reflect upon the circular economy impact on the economic, environmental, and social side
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DisciplinesEntrepreneurship Sustainable Development Agriculture View 3 other Short Courses in Sustainable Development in Belgium
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
This summer school is open to Bachelor students, MSc students, PhD students and young professionals with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
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International250 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 250 EUR per year
National250 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 250 EUR per year
A small portion of the total cost of the program is charged as a participation fee. Course fees for 2021-entry will be EUR 250.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.