Nordic engineers and STEM professionals are the frontrunners of new technological development and innovation, and the transition to a circular economy will increase the demand for new skills within engineering and the general STEM sector. However, so far, there has been very limited knowledge of what skills and competences are needed for this transition and whether these skills are provided in the Nordic STEM education field.
This report written by Ethica introduces the basis for a Circular Economy Competence Framework for STEM specialists. The framework includes a set of essential technical and analytical skills for creating circular solutions. The Association of Nordic Engineers suggests implementing this framework across all engineering and STEM educations in the Nordic higher education institutions.