Design Talks vol1

NB! The list is full. You can register only in the waiting list at the moment. We‘ll let you know, if someone who registered earlier cancels their registration.

Date: 24.01
Time: 15:00 - 18:00
Place: The Void Telliskivi (Telliskivi 60a-5, opposite to Fotografiska)
Speakers: Peter Post, Kaarel Mikkin + Enn Laansoo Jr
Moderator: Markus Vihma
Entrance: FREE but requires registration since the venue has limited seats
NB! The event will be held in english

Design Talks vol 1, which will kick off on January 24, will focus this time on the circular economy model and the introduction of circular design, circular economy and design practices. Peter Post (CEO of one of Germany's leading design firms, Scholz & Volkmer), Kaarel Mikkin (CEO of The Brand Manual) and Enn Laansoo Jr (Developer of PAKRI Smart Industrial City and ELMO rent CEO ) will talk about their experiences in the implementation of circular design/ecodesign in everyday business. In addition, we share a number of exciting ideas and examples of the implementation of circular economy, circular design and ecodesign among estonian companies. Together we will understand how the circular economy and the implementation of circular design at the heart of European industrial policy can change Estonia's economic development and business models in the near future.



Peter Post is Managing Director at Schlz & Volkmer – a creative agency for digital brand management. After studying communication design at the University of Applied Sciences Wiesbaden, he founded and led interaction design departments at various agencies. Before joining the management board, he headed a Scholz & Volkmer unit for three years. In his position he is responsible for User Experience Design, he leads the operational day-to-day business and developed Shared Value with the founder Michael Volkmer. Peter focuses on mobility, products and service design.

Kaarel Mikkin is CEO of The Brand Manual. With a degree in political science and longterm experience in big network agencies, Kaarel is able to deliver insight and understanding into the processes of large companies and corporations. He works as a consultant to the management, providing design thinking points-of-view and answering brand strategy questions. Being a certified coach he is also quite active in various mentoring and educational programmes for entrepreneurs.

Enn Laansoo Jr personal philosophical agenda is cleaner environment and responsible enterpreneurship. For the last 12 years, he has been developing PAKRI Smart Industrial City. PAKRI Smart Industrial City is Northern Europe’s most progressive greentech manufacturing center. They are constructing a 75MW renewable power network, which combined with their smart grid enables total control of energy prices. Their risk tolerance is higher than other industrial parks in the region: They actively test client products when needed, and purchase them as well. They also value clients’ by-products on-site.
Enn is also CEO of ELMO Rent - ELMO stands for electromobility in Estonia. ELMO programme promotes emission free personal transportation and electric cars in order to achieve better city environment, energy efficiency and fuel independence.

Design Talks is financed by EU Regional Fund.