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Prerequisites

The capstone project is only accessible for ID-verified MicroMasters learners who have successfully obtained verified certificates for all courses in the MicroMasters programme Business and Operations for a Circular Bio-Economy.

About this course

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Please note: The capstone project is only accessible for ID-verified MicroMasters learners who successfully obtained verified certificate in all MicroMasters programme courses.

In the first three courses of the MicroMasters, you will learn about all the different steps in a biobased process and the business and operations aspects you should consider before choosing a certain process. In this capstone project, you will work on integrating the technological section with the business and operations sections to develop a sustainable biobased practice. The focus is on linking the various aspects into an integral research, based on literature research and applied to a practical case.

The final product in this capstone project is a written report. From a business perspective, you will write an advice for an audience of your choice, for example the executive board of a company, an investor or a governmental agency. You are free to choose the subjects you want to address in this advice. This means you get the opportunity to work on a case of your choice and receive feedback from experts in the field.

In order to find the information and publications you need, you will get tips and advice on how to do proper literature research. Along the way, you will get feedback on your proposal, draft and final report. The final report should reflect the academic research capabilities on a master's level, i.e. defining a research proposal, proper literature research, methodology, data, results and conclusions and discussion.

You can start the capstone project after completing all other courses in the MicroMasters programme Business and Operations for a Circular Economy, with a verified certificate for every course:

What you'll learn

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After completing the course, you will be able to:

  • Define a proper research proposal on the edge of the technological, business and operations aspects in a circular economy
  • Find and interpret academic literature
  • Develop a methodology by taking into account all disciplines discussed in this MicroMasters
  • Apply the methodology to design a sustainable biobased practice

Meet your instructors

Renzo Akkerman
Associate Professor
Wageningen University & Research
Jos Bijman
Associate Professor
Wageningen University & Research
Emiel Wubben
Associate Professor in Strategic Management
Wageningen University & Research

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Who can take this course?

Unfortunately, learners from one or more of the following countries or regions will not be able to register for this course: Iran, Cuba and the Crimea region of Ukraine. While edX has sought licenses from the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to offer our courses to learners in these countries and regions, the licenses we have received are not broad enough to allow us to offer this course in all locations. EdX truly regrets that U.S. sanctions prevent us from offering all of our courses to everyone, no matter where they live.