Let’s shape the path while walking it

On the October 21 and 22, we've led the way in shaping a path to a more sustainable, circular economy with our truly successful and inspiring digital event FORWARD / Responsible Design.

We managed to gather pioneers and trailblazers from across the globe: academia, designers, students, and manufacturers, from corporations, startups, and universities alike. Together, we explored the many facets of responsible design and pursue this transition at full force, together.

Be it responsible leadership, circularity, repairability, user experience, smart & connected products, bio-based packaging, 3D printing, social influencing, you name it. Check out the topic of you liking and play back the recording and get inspired.

The path is created, the trail has started. Let there be change!

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Event overview

Find below a brief overview of what we’ll discuss during the event. Meet the responsible design ecosystem and learn from academics, researchers, entrepreneurs, designers, product companies and more.

October 21, 2020 @ 9.00 a.m.

Responsible design | industry focus

Speakers from: Philips, Miele, Hyperloop, TU Delft, VanBerlo, ?What If!, and more. Topics: product repairability, mobility, leadership, and more.

October 22, 2020 @ 9.00 a.m.

Responsible design | academics focus

Speakers from, among others: TU Delft, DSM, WUR, Studio RAP, and Aectual. Topics: 3D printing, bio-based materials, product relationships, and more.

Event recordings

Following the footsteps

Following the footsteps – Day 1

Leading the Way in Responsible Design

Leading the way in responsible design

Experimenting with the Future

Experimenting with the future

Realizing the Circular Advantage

Realizing the circular advantage

Relationships x Circular Design

Relationships X circular design

UX for a better world

UX for a better world

With great design skills come great responsibility

With great design comes great responsibility

No Plastic in Nature - Help Regenerate Nature!

No plastics in nature - Help regenerate nature!

Wrap-up Day#1

Wrap-up FORWARD / Responsible Design – Day 1

Following the Footsteps #2

Following the footsteps – Day 2

A bioeconomy fit for the 21st century

A bioeconomy fit for the 21st century

Using biomaterials to fix 3D printing's energy impacts

Biomaterials to fix 3D printing's energy impact

3D printed playlists for architecture

3D printed playlists for architecture

Wrap-up Day#2

Wrap-up FORWARD / Responsible Design – Day 2

FORWARD / Responsible Design agenda

You can find the different sessions for both days below. Please be aware that some sessions might overlap as we have different ‘stages’: Stage, Expo, and Sessions. Don’t worry, it’s easy to navigate to the session of your liking on Hopin. See you there!

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During the kick-off, we will tell you what you can expect of Wednesday’s program and why we think it is important.

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Philémonne Jaasma
Philémonne Jaasma

Senior Innovation Strategist – VanBerlo | Part of Accenture

Teun van Wetten
Teun van Wetten

Design Director – VanBerlo | Part of Accenture

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Irine and Thomas will tell you all about how Accenture and VanBerlo's fusion leads to a stronger ability to help clients lead the way in responsible innovation and responsible design.

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Irine Gaasbeek
Irine Gaasbeek

Country Managing Director – Accenture the Netherlands

Thomas Paulen
Thomas Paulen

CEO – VanBerlo | Part of Accenture

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Frans will discuss the Design for Humanity Model. Furthermore, he will explore the motivations, responsibilities, and approaches of design leaders and the impact they can make.

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Frans Joziasse
Frans Joziasse

Managing Director – PARK - Grow

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Jan will present a learning and organizing tool for the circular economy transition.

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Jan Konietzko
Jan Konietzko

Co-Founder – Circular Strategies, PhD Researcher – TU Delft

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Expo

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Flora will introduce the results of her thesis on closing the loop from a user perspective. Get ready for a lively Q&A and make sure to ask her all your questions in the chat!

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Flora Poppelaars
Flora Poppelaars

Circular Economy Consultant – Partners for Innovation

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Dave will enlighten you on why now more than ever, we have the power to shape a better future and the tools at our disposal to do it.

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Dave Allan
Dave Allan

Co-chairman and Founding Partner, Managing Director – ?What If! | Part of Accenture

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Wesley will share learnings from ‘The Circular Economy Handbook’, based on Accenture’s experience shaping circular strategies and 5 years of running the Circulars Awards.

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Wesley Spindler
Wesley Spindler

Sustainability & Strategy Director, Global Circular Economy Lead – Accenture

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In this talk, Teun will share his latest sustainable design insights from his experience as Design Director and Head of Sustainable Design at VanBerlo.

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Teun van Wetten
Teun van Wetten

Design Director – VanBerlo | Part of Accenture

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The panel—from Hardt Hyperloop, Felyx, VanBerlo and Accenture Interactive—will discuss the impact of sustainability in expanding businesses in mobility. They will focus on, among others, product and business model design.

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Daan Wijnants
Daan Wijnants

Head of Public Affairs – Felyx

José Eduardo Sánchez
José Eduardo Sánchez

Head of Design – Hardt Hyperloop

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Andreas and Stefan will present the challenges and opportunities Miele experiences in its path toward more sustainable products.

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Andreas Enslin
Andreas Enslin

Head of Design – Miele

Stefan Verhoeven
Stefan Verhoeven

Managing Director – Miele Nederland

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The panel will look at the role of smart & connected products in relation to responsible design. Are connected products part of the problem or part of the solution?

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Koen Verweyen
Koen Verweyen

Director New Business Development – Aliaxis

Fred Hartendorf
Fred Hartendorf

Business Developer Environment & Sustainability – TNO

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What is Philips doing to close the loop? From the new ambitious goals for 2025 to the latest applied research and design methods, you will hear it all.

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Aylin Groenewoud
Aylin Groenewoud

Experience Lead for Sustainability and Design for Markets - Philips

Leendert Jan de Olde
Leendert Jan de Olde

Director Ecodesign & Sustainability – Philips

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Francesco de Fazio
Francesco de Fazio

Product Designer - Philips

Bas Flipsen
Bas Flipsen

Senior Lecturer and Comenius Teaching Fellow at Industrial Design Engineering - TU Delft

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Bas will share his insights as a senior lecturer at TU Delft, helping designers with becoming circular practitioners. His focus is on life-cycle assessment, repairability and circular product design.

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Bas Flipsen
Bas Flipsen

Senior Lecturer and Comenius Teaching Fellow at Industrial Design Engineering - TU Delft

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Waste and pollution are the result of flaws in design, Vincent believes. That’s why he, as WWF’s Global Plastic Smart Cities Lead, addresses the urgent need for designers to be the solution.

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Vincent Kneefel
Vincent Kneefel

Global Plastic Smart Cities Lead - WWF

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Jesal will talk with you about how you can activate residents toward the energy transition by using social influence.

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Jesal Shah
Jesal Shah

Service Designer, Design Strategist, Design Researcher, Innovation Consultant, User Experience Designer

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Re:Create: how to align user needs with pro-environmental behavior change in the fashion industry? Cynthia will guide you through a digital wardrobe and peer-to-peer platform.

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Cynthia Ko
Cynthia Ko

Qualitative Researcher and Creative Content Creator

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Follow this demonstration of the Product Care Kit, a toolkit for design for repair, maintenance and all consumer activities that prolong a product’s lifetime. And take part in the Q&A with Mahana and Laura.

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Mahana Tuimaka
Mahana Tuimaka

Visual Facilitator and Designer – Buro Brand

Laura Ackermann
Laura Ackermann

PhD student – TU Delft, Researcher – FH Salzburg

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Expo

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How can we improve wasteful packaging systems? Esra and Roberto will talk about design strategies for sustainable packaging.

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Esra Polat
Esra Polat

Researcher Industrial Design Engineering – TU Delft

Roberto Pozo
Roberto Pozo

Strategic Designer – TU Delft

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Philémonne and Teun wrap up day #1 and share some of Wednesday’s highlights. And finally, pay close attention to them when they introduce what tomorrow’s program has got in store for you.

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Philémonne Jaasma
Philémonne Jaasma

Senior Innovation Strategist – VanBerlo | Part of Accenture

Teun van Wetten
Teun van Wetten

Design Director – VanBerlo | Part of Accenture

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Philémonne and Teun welcome you to day 2 and give a brief overview of Thursday’s program.

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Philémonne Jaasma
Philémonne Jaasma

Senior Innovation Strategist – VanBerlo | Part of Accenture

Teun van Wetten
Teun van Wetten

Design Director – VanBerlo | Part of Accenture

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Liz tells about the work of Materiom and Metabolic in charting the course toward a sustainable bioeconomy, while discussing the potential promises and pitfalls of bio-based materials.

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Liz Corbin
Liz Corbin

Research Director – Metabolic

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In this keynote, Harriëtte speaks about new valorization routes and the impact of circular biobased products on the circular economy.

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Dr. Harriëtte Bos
Dr. Harriëtte Bos

Program Leader Circular Economy - Wageningen Food and Biobased Research

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Jeremy will dive into the sustainability of 3D printing as a manufacturing process and how the use of biomaterials can enhance that.

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Jeremy Faludi
Jeremy Faludi

Assistant Professor of Sustainable Design Engineering – TU Delft

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In this panel discussion, Jeremy, Liz, Harriëtte, and Daniel will discuss some of the efforts taken by pioneers in fulfilling the transition toward a bio-based economy.

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Liz Corbin
Liz Corbin

Research Director – Metabolic

Daniel Liden
Daniel Liden

Partner – Chris Lefteri Design

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Get to know everything about New Delft Blue, 3D-printed-ceramics, and how Studio RAP applies this innovative material in one of their architectural design projects.

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Wessel van Beerendonk
Wessel van Beerendonk

Co-founder – Studio RAP & RAP Technologies

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Design-driven tech company Aectual allows people to build their own home, like building a playlist, composed of their favorite 3D-printed building products. Learn how they do it.

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Hedwig Heinsman
Hedwig Heinsman

Co-founder & CCO – Aectual

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DSM Additive Manufacturing in collaboration with Royal HaskoningDHV is on its way to 3D print a free-standing composite footbridge in the city of Rotterdam.

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Waleed Nasir
Waleed Nasir

Market Development Manager Sustainability – DSM

Bart-Jan van der Gaag
Bart-Jan van der Gaag

Computational Designer – Royal HaskoningDHV

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In this panel discussion, Waleed, Hedwig, Wessel, Jeremy, Vaishali, and Baptiste will discover the challenges and opportunities of 3D circular printing in architecture.

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Vaishali Rajurkar
Vaishali Rajurkar

Senior UX & Product Designer – VanBerlo | Part of Accenture

Baptiste Sené
Baptiste Sené

Circular Design Engineer – VanBerlo | Part of Accenture

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Emilia and Helen elaborate on the use of the Internet of Things (IoT) in the design of circular products and services using the example of ‘StoreSight: Supermarket Lighting-as-a-Service’.

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Emilia Ingemarsdotter
Emilia Ingemarsdotter

PhD Researcher – TU Delft

Helen Nieuweboer
Helen Nieuweboer

Strategic Designer – TU Delft

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Discover Miele's latest innovation by visiting the Virtual Bathroom, an environment recorded ‘live’ in which Miele design expert Andreas Enslin will answer all your questions.

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Andreas Enslin
Andreas Enslin

Head of Design – Miele

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Evolving sustainability away from the guilt story, Chris Lefteri will explore how designers use materials to drive a more positive experience for consumers.

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Chris Lefteri
Chris Lefteri

Founder – Chris Lefteri Design

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Chris will be joined by Nicolas, Teun, and Baptiste for a discussion on different product experiences created by designers to achieve a bio-circular economy.

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Chris Lefteri
Chris Lefteri

Founder – Chris Lefteri Design

Nicolas Schmitt
Nicolas Schmitt

Product Designer – VanBerlo | Part of Accenture

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Philémonne and Teun reflect on Thursday’s highlights and finally close the FORWARD / Responsible Design event with an overall reflection on the key take-aways.

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Philémonne Jaasma
Philémonne Jaasma

Senior Innovation Strategist – VanBerlo | Part of Accenture

Teun van Wetten
Teun van Wetten

Design Director – VanBerlo | Part of Accenture

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Stage

Speakers

Please find below a selection of the speakers present at our event. We’ll continue to update this list when ne speakers have been confirmed. Of course, feel free to reach out to them for any questions you might have about responsible design.

Stefan Verhoeven

Managing Director – Miele Nederland

Aylin Groenewoud

Experience Lead for Sustainability and Design for Markets - Philips

Frans Joziasse

Managing Director – PARK - Grow

Hedwig Heinsman

Co-founder & CCO – Aectual

Dave Allan

Co-chairman and Founding Partner, Managing Director – ?What If! | Part of Accenture

Jesal Shah

Service Designer, Design Strategist, Design Researcher, Innovation Consultant, User Experience Designer

Andreas Enslin

Head of Design – Miele

Dr. Harriëtte Bos

Program Leader Circular Economy - Wageningen Food and Biobased Research

Bas Flipsen

Senior Lecturer and Comenius Teaching Fellow at Industrial Design Engineering - TU Delft

Helen Nieuweboer

Strategic Designer – TU Delft

Vincent Kneefel

Global Plastic Smart Cities Lead - WWF

Laura Ackermann

PhD student – TU Delft, Researcher – FH Salzburg

Teun van Wetten

Design Director – VanBerlo | Part of Accenture

Philémonne Jaasma

Senior Innovation Strategist – VanBerlo | Part of Accenture

Jeremy Faludi

Assistant Professor of Sustainable Design Engineering – TU Delft

Mahana Tuimaka

Visual Facilitator and Designer – Buro Brand

Roeland Reitsema

Senior Design Engineer UX | Product – VanBerlo Agency | Part of Accenture

Cynthia Ko

Qualitative Researcher and Creative Content Creator

Thomas Paulen

CEO – VanBerlo | Part of Accenture

Irine Gaasbeek

Country Managing Director – Accenture the Netherlands

Wesley Spindler

Sustainability & Strategy Director, Global Circular Economy Lead – Accenture

Francesco de Fazio

Product Designer - Philips

Leendert Jan de Olde

Director Ecodesign & Sustainability – Philips

Chris Lefteri

Founder – Chris Lefteri Design

Daniel Liden

Partner – Chris Lefteri Design

Waleed Nasir

Market Development Manager Sustainability – DSM

Wessel van Beerendonk

Co-founder – Studio RAP & RAP Technologies

Jan Konietzko

Co-Founder – Circular Strategies, PhD Researcher – TU Delft

Flora Poppelaars

Circular Economy Consultant – Partners for Innovation

Esra Polat

Researcher Industrial Design Engineering – TU Delft

Roberto Pozo

Strategic Designer – TU Delft

José Eduardo Sánchez

Head of Design – Hardt Hyperloop

Daan Wijnants

Head of Public Affairs – Felyx

Geert Batterink

Managing Director – Accenture, Industry X, the Netherlands

Sebastian Veldman

Innovation Lead – Accenture Interactive, the Netherlands

Koen Verweyen

Director New Business Development – Aliaxis

Fred Hartendorf

Business Developer Environment & Sustainability – TNO

Menne Bos

Technology Innovation Senior Principal – Accenture

Eric van Dorst

Chief Technology Office – VanBerlo

Emilia Ingemarsdotter

PhD Researcher – TU Delft

Liz Corbin

Research Director – Metabolic

Bart-Jan van der Gaag

Computational Designer – Royal HaskoningDHV

Baptiste Sené

Circular Design Engineer – VanBerlo | Part of Accenture

Vaishali Rajurkar

Senior UX & Product Designer – VanBerlo | Part of Accenture

Nicolas Schmitt

Product Designer – VanBerlo | Part of Accenture

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Past events: Accenture Innovation Summit 2018

Get inspired and watch how our ecosystem connected during the Accenture Innovation Summit of 2018.

Accenture, VanBerlo & Dutch Design Week

Early 2020, the Dutch design world was shaken up by the news that international consultancy Accenture and award-winning product design and innovation agency VanBerlo decided to join forces. Though it might have raised an eyebrow or two, it was a no-brainer for Accenture and VanBerlo. Bringing together an award-wining frontrunner in innovative design and a digital and technological powerhouse was just the right thing to do.

Merged under the umbrella of Accenture Industry X, we know how to use digital technologies to improve how companies design, engineer and manufacture products and services. And to help clients benefit from the merging of physical products and digital services.

How? In the past years, VanBerlo organized the Embassy of Sustainable Design during the Dutch Design Week. And although we can’t meet physically this year, we’ll continue to take action and embrace a more circular economy and way of living in our online event. Take your responsibility and sign up now!

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