Discover the 5 phases of the product life cycle and how circular economy and Industry 4.0 strategies can be implemented to achieve a smarter and more sustainable industry.

In this dynamic experience, you will discover the five pivotal phases that make up the life cycle chain of a product. It will support you to delve deeper into how these phases can be harnessed to implement circular economy principles and embrace Industry 4.0 strategies.

The process of conceptualizing, creating, and refining the physical and functional attributes of a product to meet user needs and market requirements.

Design is critically important when thinking about the circular economy due to its central role in shaping the entire lifecycle of products, services, and systems. Decisions made at the design phase influence how long something lasts, what it is made of, if it can be repaired, and what happens to it at the end of life.

On the other hand, the importance of Industry 4.0 in product design lies in its ability to enhance innovation, efficiency, and customization. Through technologies like IoT, AI, and additive manufacturing, it enables rapid prototyping, data-driven design decisions, and the implementation of new and advanced materials.