Deplastifying The Planet

Sustainable product design : An open innovation program in partnership with UC Berkeley

Are you an industrialist or service company wanting to change your relationship with plastic? It’s time for new product development that matches  the market’s demand for sustainable products. Entrust a project to a multidisciplinary team of Berkeley students, accompanied by Schoolab San Francisco, and co-build a prototype solution in 3 months! Be careful there are only a few days left to propose your projects for the #2 Season which starts on January 21st!

Sustainable product design Goals

  • Working with UC Berkeley students on your plastic issues for 4 months, 1 day a week

  • Reducing the impact of plastic in your industrial processes through your value creation chain

  • Learn Sustainable product design principles and methodology

  • Identify business opportunities related to a new way of perceiving plastic

Yvon Chouinard
Founder of Patagonia
“ Use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis. ”
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91%
Plastic waste is not recycled
8 Md
8 billion kilos of plastic ends up in our oceans every year
2 Mi
2 million plastic bags are distributed every minute worldwide

An open innovation agenda

Mix the profiles, create a new innovative product.

A multidisciplinary team of students from UC Berkeley works for 4 months on a problem of your choice.
A sustainable product design methodology taught in collaboration between UC Berkeley and Schoolab around design thinking and lean startup.
Expert innovation consultants work with students and facilitate collaboration with your company.
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Concrete deliverables including an engineering study, customer impact analysis, a brochure of the proposals created and a prototype of the final solution.
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