DTP: Deplastify the Planet
“Deplastify the Planet” is an Open Innovation program in collaboration with UC Berkeley in the United States.
Students participate for 5 months in a project-based course designed to give them the opportunity to work with companies to explore sustainable solutions to reduce plastic usage around the world.
Deplastify the Planet
Develop positive impact projects
Increase sustainability in existing markets and access new markets.
Create stronger connections
Create a deeper connection with your customers, users, and stakeholders.
Aligning business and sustainability
Develop your customer case for a sustainable solution.
Curriculum focused on sustainable development
- The chemistry of plastics.
- Compostable or recyclable plastic.
- Bio-sourced or biodegradable plastic.
- Why is plastic still an excellent material?
- Circular economy.
- Supply Chain Efficiency.
- Packaging optimization.
- Reduce over-engineering.
Innovative Business Models
- Go-to-market strategy.
- Informal economy.
- Market regulations.
- Circular economy business models.
DTP's Demo Day
Creating Customized Impact
Interdisciplinary teams of students are paired with partner companies to complete a large individual challenge during the semester.
Identifying stakeholders and developing an overview of user interviews helps reframe the challenge and create a roadmap for the solution.
Students engage in low-fidelity rapid prototyping to test their ideas and gather user feedback.
This stage brings all the work together in a final prototype, along with a roadmap for the partner company.
experience in Design Thinking and Lean Startup.
Corporate Innovation projects initiated and accelerated.