Project Exhibition: Mechatronic Design for Circular Economy

Students in their forth semester of the Mechatronics engineering programme have considered user needs and designed small energy harvesters made of 20% recyclable materials

Students in their forth semester of the Mechatronics engineering programme have considered user needs and designed small energy harvesters made of 20% recyclable materials, mainly supplied by Sonderborg Forsyning (Sofor.dk), and have developed simple circular business models.

Why design energy harvesters according to circular economy principles?
The main idea behind design for circular economy is to avoid waste material (just like food waste) and to increase the amount of recycled parts in a new device. Energy harvesters are interesting since citizens get the opportunity to harvest energy for their private consumption (e.g. LED-lights, mobile phone chargers) and thus at individual level contribute to green transition without spending a lot of money on e.g. solar cells or wind turbines.

Place: Alsion 2, 6400 Sønderborg – in front of University Library of Southern Denmark
Time: Thursday 2 June 2016 at 13.00 – 15.00

Everybody is welcome!