Summer School 2020                 

Product Service Systems

Are smart Product Service Systems (PSS) the design approach of the future?

As sustainable production becomes an international concern, PSS can help reduce environmental impact of both, production and consumption. By offering services instead of products, companies cannot only fulfill this goal, but often create new business opportunities. Think Skype instead of CDs or Netflix instead of DVDs. New business concepts can be created while making our economy more sustainable.

Learn all about the development and structure of Product Service Systems and their application and take a big step for you future career.

  • Week 1 : Introduction to Product Service Systems
    • Methodologies of PSS Designs (e.g. the Quado-Model)
    • PSS in action: Visit to a manufacturer
    • Environmental Aspects of PSS
    • Visit to Haus der Geschichte in Bonn
    • Intercultural Training
  • Week 2 : Developing a PSS
    • Big Data
    • Case Study: Developing a PSS
    • Presentation of Projects
    • Meet & Greet with Entrepreneurs / Start-Ups
    • Multiple Choice Exam

Leisure Activities include:

  • A tour of Thyssen Krupp plant
  • Summer Barbecues
  • A visit to the Botanical Gardens
  • Campus Tour

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Course fee: 1.800 €

The fee for the course includes accomodation, breakfast, lunch & tickets for public transport

The summer school takes place at the Ruhr-University of Bochum from July 26th (arrival day) to August 8th (day to leave) 2020.

Bring clothes for all weather, a hunger for knowledge and prepare to meet new friends!

(Please remember to check whether you might need a visum to attend the Summer School. We are happy to help with the application process.)

“The Summer School is really perfect for me. People here are very nice! Thank you! Danke!”

“I love the historic places and the student party was also wonderful! Girls in Germany love dancing and they dance really well. What a nice country!”

“The trips were amazing, I enjoyed the visit to Cologne Cathedral the most! The architecture is so impressive!”

“The professors were very interesting and so nice. What impressed me most was the visit to the steel-plant! Gigantic!”

“Before coming to Germany, I had never seen such beautiful industrial sites. As a major in mechanical engineering, I was impressed by the greatness of the industry, while standing on the tower above the industrial park.”

“I spent a great time with lovely professors, teachers & classmates.”

“I really loved the Learning Factory, because you can experience the process of industrial production basically with your own hands.”

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