DIF ON DEMAND Glue like a Screw: Modular Product Design Ready to Disrupt Manufacturing of Everyday Products

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The Disruptive Innovation Festival is an online festival of ideas that asks the question: what if we could redesign everything? During the DIF, we’ll be asking our speakers to tell us what they think is in store for the future of the economy. While watching you can chip in with your thoughts and questions: sign up for a free My DIF account and ask your question through the discussion forum below the live stream!

Material Science has brought us amazing materials to solve everyday needs. Companies making our everyday stuff have been using material science to make fancy new layers and ingredients to our products. Today, we know how complex combination of layers, glued together for eternity, block economically interesting recycling. Redesigning our stuff with a simpler set of recyclable materials seems inevitable, and at the same time disruptive for manufacturing industries.

This session talks about outsmarting material complexity in everyday products with material science, with a glue that decouples on demand, and how that can be applied on stuff made from bio-based waste streams. It will also hint towards ideas to apply these innovations in the redesign for recycling.


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Speaker(s)

Mark Miodownik

Director @ Institute of Making, University College London

Mark Miodownik is an engineer and materials scientist and director of the Institute of Making at University College London. He received his Ph.D in turbine jet engine alloys from Oxford University in 1996. Before joining UCL in Feb 2012 he worked in engineering research institutions in the USA, Ireland, and in the UK. He was included in the The Times 2010 list of the top 100 most influential people in science. He is a Chartered Engineer and in 2014 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Eric Logtens

Corporate Director, Global Circular Economy Lead at Ecor, Noble Environmental Technologies

Having over 10 years experience in Cradle to Cradle design protocol and implementing sustainable business models, Eric continuously searches for innovations and materials that would replace the “less bad” paradigm and eliminate the concept of linear production and waste. He found residual value of used products by  managing the well-defined material flows and transforming economic value.

Within a dynamic network Eric supports the envisioned mission from a separable functionality, yet respecting each other’s expertise to ensure reliable implementation of ECOR as an enabler for technology and as a product. 

Enabling co-Creativity, co-Operation, co- Responsibility

Lukas Hoex

Marketing manager Niaga

Lukas lectures Circular Economy at the University of Amsterdam Science faculty as of 2012. Before joining Niaga, he was responsible for the Circular Economy at DSM, a global life science and material science company. Today Lukas is responsible for marketing at Niaga, a start-up company that redesigns everyday products from scratch for full recycling.


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