Sustainability engineering - in short

A data-driven approach to reduce the environmental footprint of your future medical devices.

Sustainability Engineering should not just be an add-on to existing areas like mechanical engineering. It must be a swimlane of its own during sustainable product development. The experts at Technolution help MedTech clients quantify sustainability with data from the very beginning of the development process and keep a laser sharp focus on making green improvements throughout.

 

Sustainability Engineering on the agenda
Sustainability engineering

Our capabilities

Our approach and team can help you with:

Environmental impacts assessments

Hotspot Analysis

Sustainability improvement areas

Design for circular economy

Green house gas emission reductions

Design for Manufacturing
and Assembly (DFM & DFA) 

Standardization, modularization
and product architecture

Design Review

Design for Manufacturing
and Assembly (DFM & DFA) 

Sustainability engineering - the long read

How to improve your sustainability

Sustainability demands have become ubiquitous in today’s MedTech industry, and this presents both new opportunities and challenges to our clients. Designing sustainable medical devices is no simple task for MedTech companies. Development cycles lasting several years and strict regulatory requirements to e.g. products and safety makes it challenging to incorporate sustainability in an already complex development process. Furthermore, getting data about the sustainability of the medical device through Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) is costly and resource intensive.

Our Approach

At Technolution, we have developed a two-pronged approach for making sustainability assessments and improvements during medical device development. The approach combines Ecodesign principles with Life Cycle Screenings and brings important aspects from Life Cycle Assessments into the core of the MedTech development process in a manner that is much faster and more agile than LCAs. Rather than being retrospective in character like LCAs, our approach is useful during all stages of product development. The goal is to bring a proactive approach to sustainable product development by gaining fast access to dependable sustainability data throughout the development process.

 

We use Ecodesign principles as a foundation for improving various aspects of sustainability during the development process. The principles are firmly grounded in industry best practices end therefore align with the sustainability guidelines of our customers. The principles are also based on established theory from the Ecodesign research community, and they align with designing for a circular economy.

Our Life Cycle Screenings are based on the Life Cycle Assessment methodology in ISO 14040/14044 and aim to provide the same information as an LCA, but based on generic data and assumptions. This makes it applicable during a product development process, providing invaluable feedback to the Ecodesign process in an iterative way. Whether your focus is sustainable packaging or medical device sustainability, our experts can help.

Want to know more?

Let's get in touch

As our lead on Sustainability Engineering, Christoffer, is looking forward to meeting you and dive into how our approach can help you improve your sustainability. Send him a note and he will be happy to meet and present our insights.

What we do

We have ten areas of expertise that takes you from A-Z

We advise at all levels, regardless of the need for either a single competence or a full project. Depending on the size of the project, we constitute the right team of specialists.

What we do

We have ten areas of expertise that takes you from A-Z

We advise at all levels, regardless of the need for either a single competence or a full project. Depending on the seize of the project, we constitute the right team of specialists.

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