IDRV


Circular Design – from theory to practice

Circular Design – from theory to practice

The aim of the project is to provide recommendations for measures that promote the widespread application of circular design in Austria. Based on the circular design rules developed by the IDRV the status quo in circular design in Austria is surveyed, obstacles to implementation are identified and best practice examples are presented.
We are planning an extensive quantitative survey among companies, designers and experts in circular economy. In subsequent interviews, individual topics and results of the survey are explored in greater depth. Literature research and analysis on the study topics complement the data collection.
For the evaluation of the survey results, we will develop a maturity index and present current practice based on the design rules. Regarding obstacles to implementation of circular design, we differentiate between internal (e.g. economic requirements, willingness to take risks, resources, know-how) and external (e.g. technology, market, regulations, consumers) and their connections.
The result from the analysis, reflected with experts, are the basis for the development of a well-founded catalog of recommendations, which includes fields of action and measures for removing obstacles and for a broad implementation of circular design in Austria, especially focusing on further research needs, appropriate RTI policy and necessary adaptations the framework conditions.

Share your perspectives, experiences and wishes on the topic of circular design in Austria and help shape a circular future.
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