It is our great pleasure to invite you to attend the second symposium of Arise entitled ‘Circularity Through Design’.

Arise’s symposium will be held May 31, 2018, from 10:00h till 17:30 h, in the Gallery at University of Twente, in Enschede (NL) and will have three excellent plenary speakers namely Prof. Jacqueline Cramer from Copernicus Institute at Utrecht University, Prof. Otto During and Prof. Han Brezet. Furthermore the symposium will present the ongoing work in the field of Circularity Through Design of another 20 speakers.

Arise is the knowledge network at University of Twente which focus is on innovation and advanced research in sustainability and energy. Arise’s symposium aims to be a highly interactive event for both seasoned experts as well as entry-level professionals and students. This symposium provides a unique opportunity to meet, share and discuss circularity in the field of design-research for sustainability and energy, in a timely and influential forum.

The symposium’s program will be divided into three program lines, the first is about Circular Economy and Design, the second about Designing Circular Buildings, and the third about the Sustainable Energy and Circular Design. Each program line will present excellent speakers from academia, the design sector, governmental organizations and business, and be supported by creative discussions. See below for the full program of the symposium.

The symposium takes place at the University of Twente in Enschede in the Gallery, which is numbered 17 on the map.

At this website you can register for the symposium. Please do so before May 10, 2018 and become part of an international and inspiring network of researchers, designers, companies and governmental organizations! Participation, including lunch, is free of charge.

We look forward to welcoming you to the forthcoming Arise symposium!

With best regards,




10:00 - 10:30 • WELCOME & COFFEE

10:40 • Jacqueline Cramer, Utrecht University

Prof. dr. Jacqueline Cramer is strategic advisor of the Utrecht Sustainability Institute/Utrecht University and member of the Amsterdam Economic Board, particularly in charge of the circular economy. Moreover, she is director of the consultancy firm ‘Sustainable Entrepreneurship; strategy and innovation consulting’.

Before she was Minister of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment for the Labour Party (February 2007 – February 2010). Her background is primarily related to industry, working as a consultant for many years with more than 150 companies on the implementation of sustainable entrepreneurship and corporate social responsibility. Moreover, she worked as part-time professor since 1990.

She was and still is member of various (inter) national advisory boards of the government, industry and non-profit organisations.

11:05 • Otto During, The Swedish Cement and Concrete Research Institute (CBI)

EU project RE4 and Strategies for utilizing rice husk as Cementous building material for reducing CO 2 emissions

Dr. Otto During is a researcher in built sustainable concrete environment at RISE Research Institutes of Sweden/Built Environment/CBI Swedish Cement and Concrete Research Institute.

Before he was Climate and Energy adviser at K-Konsult Energy (2008-2010), coordinating energy efficiency programs for authority’s and developing strategic tools for energy efficiency for Swedish Housing. He also has experience working as Development Manager at Respect Europe (2006-2008), developing calculating tools for climate neutral products and companies.

Moreover, he Lectured in Industrial Ecology at Royal Institute of Technology (1994-2006) where he was responsible for courses in environmental management, LCA, environmental communication, environmental effects and strategies, and environmental legislation.

11:30 • Han Brezet, TU Delft, Design for Sustainability

The Energy Transition – lessons and examples from Denmark.

Prof. dr. ir. Han Brezet (Rotterdam, 1951) is Professor of Sustainable Product Innovation at the University of Aalborg (Denmark) and Emeritus Professor of the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering (IDE) at TU Delft (TUD), where he has been the founder of and subsequently the leader of the Design for Sustainability program. In Delft he was also research director and director of the Graduate School of IDE, and a member of the Board of Professors of the TUD. In the period of 2000-2005 he was a part-time professor at the IIIEE Institute of the University of Lund (Sweden). His scientific output consists of approx. 160 conference and journal papers and he supervised 36 dissertations. Currently he supervises 6 PhD students, both at TUD and University of Aalborg. In Delft he supervised about 250 graduate students of the Studies of IDE.

He is the co-founder of the Frisian Design Factory (part of the NHL-Stenden University) and a lecturer in the Energy Transition master’s program at the Hanze University of Applied Sciences. Through the NHL Stenden University and the Province of Fryslan, Prof. dr. Brezet act as a consultant involved in several EU projects, including the Islands-of-Innovation and InnoQuarter project. He is also a member of the CCHE, the Council for Higher Education of the Portuguese government.

Han Brezet was originally an electrotechnical engineer (TU Delft, 1977) and did a PhD in sustainable energy innovation at the Erasmus University (1994), in combination with a career in the environmental innovation sector.



13:30 • Pieter Beurskens, University of Twente

Reuse potential of building products

Pieter Beurskens is a PhD student at the University of Twente. The aim of his research is to develop a model that can be used to indicate the reuse potential of building products and to support designers in the design of buildings and building products with a high reuse potential, supporting the transition from a linear ‘take-make-dispose’ economy towards a circular model of material consumption based on the circular economy concept.

13:45 • Juli Nurdian, University of Twente

Identifying the indicators of circular economy for cities in developing countries ; an interpretation of typology of circular economy and other mainstream concepts

Juli Nurdiana is a doctoral student at the University of Twente. She studied Industrial Engineering in Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology, Indonesia and completed the Masters of Environmental and Energy Management at Twente University, The Netherlands and the masters of Sustainable management in Curtin University of Australia. Juli Nurdiana is academic at the Mulawarman University, Indonesia, she teaches on waste management, drinking water management and cleaner production for SMEs for undergraduate students at the Environmental Study Program. She has been involved in agricultural research projects in relation to zero waste and sustainable agriculture for tropical areas. As a scholar, she is currently pursuing her Ph.D, and her main interests are; “zero waste management” and “circular economy” with an emphasis on stakeholder participation, policy and governance.

14:00 • Marc van den Berg, University of Twente

How demolition contractors create new life

Marc van den Berg is a PhD student focusing on coordination, collaboration and communication mechanisms within a circular construction industry. Through working closely with industry and drawing on theoretical insights from related fields (including Building Information Modeling, logistics and design thinking), he aims to provide answers to the urgent questions that this industry faces.

14:15 • Kunaifi Kunaifi, University of Twente

Stand-alone hybrid power supply options for a remote island in Indonesia.

Kunaifi Kunaifi has been as an academic staff for the Department of Electrical Engineering at UIN Suska Riau University in Indonesia since 2013. His research areas fall into renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sustainability. In 2012 he cofound the Energy Research Group (EnReach) at UIN Suska Riau University and served as its chairman for four years. His past works relate to village electrification road-mapping, renewable energy potential assessments, photovoltaic (PV) system feasibility studies, electrification options for remote islands, and renewable energy stakeholder engagement. Kunaifi holds an MSc in Renewable Energy from Murdoch University Western Australia and is currently doing a PhD research at the University of Twente in the theme of PV system applications in Indonesia.


13:30 • Daniël Poolen, Kivi, Project Coordinator Sustainability

How to help society as a sustainability / circular engineer

Daniël Poolen, alumnus Industrial Design Engineering, is a sustainability engineer and TV program creator. As a presentor and journalist he was involved with several “green” television programs on Dutch Public Broadcasting, like De Keuringsdienst van Waarde, Groen Licht and Nederland in 2050. Besides television he worked for environmental organizations on the topic of plastic pollution. Until last year he was the Chief Plastic officer at the social enterprise Plastic Mining Cooperation, a start-up that develops innovative solutions to stop plastic pollution at the source. Starting from 2018 he works as Project Coordinator Sustainability at the Royal Dutch Society of Engineers, where he is committed to improve our society by tackling environmental and societal problems through technology and engineering.

13:45 • Wouter Eggink, University of Twente, Dept. Design, Production and Management

101 ways design can contribute to sustainability and circularity in society

Dr. Ir. Wouter Eggink is a design professional and assistant professor at the University of Twente, especially interested in the relationships between design, technology, and society. He is coordinator of the master programme Human Technology Relations. In his research Eggink explored the application, integration and dissemination of sustainable energy technologies through product design. His research approaches these subjects both from a Design History perspective and through Design for the Future, supported by Scenario Planning.

14:30 - 15:00 • COFFEE BREAK


15:00 • Martijn Kersen and Kornelis Jorna, Oost NL

Circular Economy and the role of the Province of Overijssel – with examples of cases in plastic industry

Martijn Kerssen is project leader of circular economy and innovation within the Province of Overijssel. He has a track record in innovation and industry working for several industry associations. First setting up the Innovation services for the Defence and Security Association (NIDV) and later as cluster manager built environment at FME (manufacturers association).

Kornelis Jorna is project manager Circular Economy at the regional development Agency Oost NL. Kornelis provides business support to (SME) companies in Overijssel towards a more Circular Economy. Kornelis holds an MSc in both Business Administration (Amsterdam Business School) as Environmental Sciences (Wageningen University) and has 10 years’ experience as environmental consultant for SME’s and Industrial companies.

15:45 • Yoram Krozer, CSTM Governance and Technology for Sustainable Development, UT

Circular economy; it is about fostering quality in production and consumption

Yoram Krozer (1953) received MsC in biology and MA in Economics at the University of Utrecht, Business Administration at InHolland, and PhD in Economics at the University of Groningen. His work started at non-governmental organisations, then shifted to industries, and he directed the Institute for Applied Environmental Economics – TME. After thirty years in the private sector he joined the University of Twente as director of the Cartesius Institute, Institute for Sustainable Innovations of the Netherlands Technical University. He is now associated professor at the CSTM at the University of Twente, professor at the Jyothi Institute of Technology, Honorary Fellow at the Melbourne University and Director of the Sustainable Innovations Academy. His work on the economics of sustainable development covers products, software, masters and vocational courses, about hundred papers and two books “Innovations and the Environment” and “Theories and Practices on Innovations for Sustainable Development”.

16:30 • Plenary Closing Session Presentation

Presentation of results of parallel sessions.




Arise, the knowledge platform for Advanced Research on Innovations in Sustainability and Energy, organized also last year (2017) a symposium to celebrate its first anniversary and to present and discuss current Arise topics and to bring academics, companies and governmental organizations together to think about solutions. The event focused on topics related to circular economy and sustainable energy. For an impression of the event, the full report of this first symposium can be downloaded here: ARISE-1007-Brochure_Symposium_Wkng_V4_HR2


May 31, 2018 • 10:00am – 6:00pm
University of Twente, Enschede (NL)




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