In addition to other speakers and moderators, the main authors of Learning Factory Ecodesign are Mr. Tapani Jokinen and Dr. Max Marwede.
Tapani Jokinen is Design Consultant, Strategic- & Ecodesign contractor in Fraunhofer IZM and owner of TJ-Design, a creative consultancy that fuses strategic innovation and design with sustainability and ethical business to drive positive impact at global level. Furthermore, he is Chief Design Officer at Circular Devices, the Finnish start-up behind sustainable Puzzlephone concept. Tapani is one of the authors of the Ecodesign Learning Factory program where he teaches and facilitates training modules, innovation workshops and lecturing about circular design in seminars and conferences.
Tapani has unique skills to apply design and lifecycle thinking to accelerate Minimum Harmful Products (MPH) and Services and drive sustainability-led innovation in practice, which answers to the growing global demand for more sustainable products and helping companies in transition from linear to circular economy.
Dr. Max Marwede
Dr. Max Marwede is Research Fellow at the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration (Fraunhofer IZM) and holds a PostDoc position in the Junior Research Group „Obsolescence as a challenge for sustainability – causes and alternatives“ at the Technical University Berlin. As a PostDoc he develops an eco-innovation process for long-living products. As part of the department “Environmental and Reliability Engineering” of the Fraunhofer IZM and as a freelancer he supports companies in designing sustainable products and consults German and European public authorities on future eco-design requirements.
He has experience with technology roadmapping, interdisciplinary stakeholder cooperation and project management in industry-oriented research projects in various technology fields (automation technologies, renewable energies and electronics). Part of his work is to facilitate and moderate eco-innovation processes and train engineers and designers how to develop sustainable products. For the latter, Max created the Learning Factory Ecodesign together with Tapani Jokinen.