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Sustainable Products – CRM and Critical Components
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Sustainable Products – CRM and Critical Components

Starting date: 2024-10-08
Price: 1 995 SEK ex. vat

An overview of CRM and their importance for industry 4.0 and sustainability


Critical raw materials (CRMs) and critical components such as semiconductors are important for reaching the goals in Agenda 2030.

This module is focusing on CRM and components, important for modern technology and for society development. We will demonstrate and show different CRM and their user areas, scouring possibilities and geographical factors.

You will learn why they are seen as critical and how to think when designing products using CRMs. In the module geopolitical aspects and ethical issues as well as value chain challenges will be discussed to further understand the complexity of these materials and components. You will also learn more about policies and technology that are used to overcome several of the issues with CRMs.

The schedule
Starting date: October 8
October 8, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CEST — Webinar 1
October 24, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM CEST — Webinar 2
November 13, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM CET — Webinar 3
Learning objectives
Describe the main features of a CRM and critical components.
Have knowledge and insight of the user areas, geographical key points and sustainability aspects of several CRMs and critical components.
Exhibit an understanding of how to handle CRMs and critical components in product development.
Understand the challenges for recycling of CRMs.
Describe different geopolitical aspects and ethical issues related to CRM and critical components.
Provide understanding on how technology and policies can support the sustainable use of CRMs.
Module structure

The learning module is a mixture of self-study with recorded lectures and recommended reading as a support, quizzes, webinars for joint discussions and a module assignment investigating a product or components exposure to critical materials.

Targeted participants

Product owners, product developers, decision makers and project managers

Time commitment

To complete this module, the participant is expected to schedule approximately 4 hours per week over 5 weeks (20 hours in total).


Please note that a minimum of 10 participants is required for the module to start.

After applying to the program, please secure dates in your calendar to be able to join planned webinars and assure time available required for learning.

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