Is it true that designers are the real game changers in the move towards a circular economy? Join us in a review of the business models, design strategies, workshops on circular design, and the results of the CIRCO project.
Our current economic model is becoming increasingly unsustainable for both the economy and our planet: the circular economy offers companies opportunities to anticipate inevitable change and innovate their business models. The CIRCO project takes circular design as a starting point and enables companies and designers to work together and “go circular”. In 2015, CIRCO empowered 50 Dutch companies and 75 design professionals to develop new circular products, services and business models. In a pressure cooker workshop, CIRCO introduces companies and designers to the principles and opportunities of the circular economy. Participants quickly learn to use circular business models and design strategies to start creating circular business. CIRCO disseminates its learning in order to identify new opportunities for collaboration with international stakeholders.