Bootcamp in sustainability & plastic recycling

October 5-7, 2022, KLU Campus in Hamburg


During the upcoming Boot Camp from 5-7 October, you will deal with the exciting topic “improving plastic packaging recycling”. Your task will be to challenge the current recycling system and to come up with ideas to increase the quality of recycled plastics. You will tackle questions about how to improve the plastic recycling process from start to finish, meaning from product design through supply chain management to the use of the materials. Experts from the field will give you the necessary input and support you while you develop new solutions. The event is organized by CREAToR and its partners KLU, Erema, and Fraunhofer ICT. During the first day, you will learn in lectures and discussions with experts from the field about the state of the art of plastics recycling. During the next two days, you will have the opportunity to develop new ideas on how to improve plastic packaging recycling by trying to solve an important real-life case study presented by our industry partners. In addition, you will have the chance to network and get an insight into career perspectives and learn about studying at KLU



Moritz Jäger-Roschko
PhD Candidate, Kühne Logistics University - KLU
Stephanie Haider
Research Engineer, EREMA
Laura Probst
Research Engineer, EREMA
Prof. Dr. Moritz Petersen
Assistant Professor of Sustainable Supply Chain Practice, Kühne Logistics University - KLU
Irma Mikonsaari
Polymer Engineering, Fraunhofer ICT
Dr. Kevin Moser
Material Development and Compounding Technologies, Fraunhofer ICT


9:00 - 9:45Registration
9:45 - 10:00Welcome address (KLU)
10:00 - 10:30

Introduction partners:
Erema - Stephanie Haider
Frauenhofer ICT - Kevin Moser
CREAToR - Moritz Jäger-Roschko

10:30 - 12:00Case presentation - Kevin Moser
12:00 - 12:30Boot Camp goals and expected results (KLU)
12:30 - 13:30Lunch break
13:30 - 15:00Introduction to plastic recycling process - Stephanie Haider
15:00 - 15:30Coffee break
15:30 - 16:00Introduction to thermoplastic materials - Laura Probst
16:00 - 17:30

Managing the recycling supply chain - Moritz Jäger-Roschko

17:30 - 19:00Get-together
9:00 - 10:00Introduction Design Thinking Method - Design Thinking coach
10:00 - 12:30

Case exploration

  • Students analyse the case questions and search for relevant information
  • Students prepare questions to case presenter, industry partners and faculty
  • Case presenter, industry partners and faculty provide feedback to the questions
12:30 - 13:30Lunch break
13:30 - 13:45Preparation of Elevator Pitch
What makes a good Elevator Pitch? Hints and tips for your pitch presentation
13:45 - 15:45

Case work

  • Each group develops first solutions and investigates on relevant business cases
  • Each group prepares a short presentation about their proposed approaches
15:45 - 17:15

Elevator pitches (5 minutes per group) incl. coffee break

  • Each group presents their proposed approach and ideas for business cases
  • Case presenter, industry partners and faculty provide feedback 
17:15 - open end

Case work and Hackathon

  • Each group continues working on their case
 19:00 - open end

Pizza feast

  • Pizza will be provided
09:00 - 10:00

Case work

  • Each group finalises the case work
  • Each group prepares a short presentation of the results (10-15 min)
10:00 - 13:00

Final presentations

  • Each group presents their solution (10 - 15 min)
  • Case presenter and industry partners assess and evaluate the proposed solution
13:00 - 14:00Lunch break
14:00 - 15:15

Career perspectives and study programs

  • Industry partners inform students about job opportunities, career perspectives and respective requirements
  • KLU presents Master study programs (Hamaidi Stulos)
15:15 - 15:30Closure and hand out of certificates
15:30End of Boot Camp


The Boot Camp is part of the project “CREAToR - Collection of raw materials, Removal of flAme reTardants and Reuse of secondary raw materials”, funded under the Grant Agreement 820477 through the funding scheme H2020-SC5-2018-2019-2020, coordinated by Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Angewandten Forschung e.V.


Please note that transportation costs and costs for accommodation have to be covered by the participants and will not be covered by KLU. KLU will provide food and drinks on the three days.


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