Closing material loops in the health tech sector
Details of the Challenge:
Idea generation and solution search via Open Innovation for two subtopics:
A) Take-back logistics for existing health-tech products.
B) Design of future, circular health-tech products
We go in search of answers to questions:
What a circular model might look like
how the closing of the loops could be handled logistically,
which partners would be needed for the concrete implementation,
what legal hurdles would have to be overcome,
how future products would have to be designed, to make closing the loops easier,
how solutions could be developed across sectors or by merging several companies,
in which areas there is a need for research?
The following ideas received the funding for testing: