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A social enterprise, organised as a cooperative, Circle Economy accelerates the transition to circularity through on the ground, action focused, development of practical and scalable solutions.

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Yasmina Lembachar, posted

Crowdsourcing insights and ideas online to solve four circularity challenges around food waste, education, plastics, and access over ownership!

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Interested in winning a free ticket to Beyond Next, the circularity festival (https://circle-economy.com/beyond-next), including travel and accommodation if you are not based in Amsterdam? Interested in contributing to a circular economy with your research and ideas?

Circle Economy has partnered up with the Amsterdam Fashion Institute, ABN AMRO, Gemeente Amsterdam and HEMA to run challenges to accelerate the transition to a circular economy.

You can now submit existing research, facts and figures, inspirational examples, and other key insights related to these challenges. The challenges cover four major themes of education, product as a service, organic waste in a circular city, and single use plastics.

We will synthesise and openly share the results of this crowd-based exploration on Circle Lab, the online platform for the circular economy, for everyone to find inspiration in, learn from, and use in developing new solutions.

These results will also support attendees of the Beyond Next Challenge Track as they ideate and prototype new solutions to the challenges throughout the two-day festival.

THE PRIZE

Send in some research and you could win a free trip including entry tickets worth €150 and accommodation and travel expenses up to €1,000!

Eight winners will be chosen based on a combination of the number and the quality of their contributions.

For more information on the challenges and how to contribute, check out the challenges below:

Beyond Ownership > https://circle-lab.com/group/26/ideas
How can we promote access over ownership in the household?
Brought to you by ABN AMRO

Beyond Plastics > https://circle-lab.com/group/28/ideas
How can we transition to a system free of single-use plastics?
Brought to you by HEMA

Beyond Education > https://circle-lab.com/group/27/ideas
How can fashion education equip students for a ‘new reality’?
Brought to you by the Amsterdam Fashion Institute

Beyond Leftovers > https://circle-lab.com/group/29/ideas
How can we effectively collect and use organic waste throughout the city? Brought to you by the Gemeente Amsterdam

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Yasmina Lembachar, posted

Introducing 1,000 examples and articles on the circular economy, now openly available on Circle Lab!

Information on the circular economy is currently spread across many organisations and industries or gated behind members-only communities. This defeats the very basis of a circular approach and makes it very hard to disseminate, and even harder to implement such strategies. By bringing all circular economy insights, best practices, and research into one place in Circle Lab for everyone to openly explore and learn from, we want to break down these information silos and accelerate knowledge transfers across sectors and borders.

You can learn more about Circle Lab and start exploring all 1,000+ cases here: https://www.circle-economy.com/circle-lab-biggest-global-open-access-innovation-platform-for-the-circular-economy-launches-1-000-new-case-studies/#.WwVegFOFNE4

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Katie Hans, Product Manager, Benelux - Endoscopy at Circle Economy, posted

Contribute your ideas to the Circular Events Challenge

From setting up to cleaning up, there is an opportunity every step of the way for circular strategies to improve the impact and legacy of high-profile events and conferences. Organisations around the world are already playing their part: from edible cutlery and biodegradable food packaging to harvesting rainwater, urban farming, and take-back schemes- countless case studies have inspired and energised us as we worked on formulating this challenge, and we hope they spark your imagination and inspire you to submit your own ideas to the platform.

Sponsored by Circular Glasgow, an initiative of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, the challenge is a global call for ideas on how the circular economy can enable local businesses to drive positive change in the events industry. Anyone, anywhere in the world - regardless of field or level of expertise - is welcome to submit their ideas starting today until March 28. Together with partners Zero Waste Scotland, Scottish Event Campus and the Glasgow Convention Bureau and Major Events team at Glasgow Life, Circular Glasgow will be supporting the implementation of winning solutions locally and sharing learnings along the way with our online community.

Read the brief and join the challenge here: https://circle-lab.com/challenge/20

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Katie Hans, Product Manager, Benelux - Endoscopy at Circle Economy, posted

Circle Lab

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Circle Lab is an online platform for cities, businesses, and citizens to explore, brainstorm, and implement circular business models and strategies to tackle universal and local challenges. By digitising knowledge, opening up access, and encouraging co-creation, we aim to break down information silos and fuel cross-industry collaboration and innovation. The circular economy has the potential to change the world, and we believe the time to bring the concept to the kitchen table – so that everyone, from entrepreneurs to big brands, can play a role in making it a reality – is now.

  • If you are interested in participating in one of our challenges register on the platform at www.circle-lab.com
  • If you would like to provide content for our knowledge hub or are interested in placing a challenge on the platform please email us at hello@circle-lab.com
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Katie Hans, Product Manager, Benelux - Endoscopy at Circle Economy, posted

The Circular Events Challenge: Now Open for Ideas

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From setting up to cleaning up, there is an opportunity every step of the way for circular strategies to improve the impact and legacy of high-profile events and conferences. Organisations around the world are already playing their part: from edible cutlery and biodegradable food packaging to harvesting rainwater, urban farming, and take-back schemes- countless case studies have inspired and energised us as we worked on formulating this challenge, and we hope they spark your imagination and inspire you to submit your own ideas to the platform.

Sponsored by Circular Glasgow, an initiative of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, the challenge is a global call for ideas on how the circular economy can enable local businesses to drive positive change in the events industry. Anyone, anywhere in the world - regardless of field or level of expertise - is welcome to submit their ideas starting today until March 28. Together with partners Zero Waste Scotland, Scottish Event Campus and the Glasgow Convention Bureau and Major Events team at Glasgow Life, Circular Glasgow will be supporting the implementation of winning solutions locally and sharing learnings along the way with our online community.

Read the brief and join the challenge here: https://circle-lab.com/challenge/20

Event on Mar 19th
Katie Hans, Product Manager, Benelux - Endoscopy at Circle Economy, posted

Circular Design Class - For Self-Employed Designers

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How can you, as a creative professional, contribute to the development of the circular economy and generate new business for yourself? Join our upcoming CIRCO Circular Design Class to learn how! During this one-day workshop, you will be trained in the field of circular design and learn how to apply it to your work to create circular products and services.

De inhoud van de Class is gebaseerd op het onderzoek en boek “Products that Last” (TU Delft, 2014) en de daarin beschreven businessmodellen en ontwerpstrategieën. Deze worden toegelicht door de auteurs: associate professor Conny Bakker en senior researcher Marcel den Hollander. Er komen verschillende inspirerende praktijkvoorbeelden langs van koplopers. De circulaire businessmodellen en ontwerpstrategieën passen we toe op jouw situatie. Op basis van de principes van ‘Products that Last’ maken we nieuwe concepten voor bestaande producten en diensten van jouw bureau.

Om je nieuwe inzichten toe te kunnen passen in de praktijk, moet je je opstellen als een change agent voor circulair ontwerpen. Daarom krijg je in het laatste deel van de Class ook inzicht in hoe je in jouw dagelijkse praktijk circulair ontwerpen op de agenda van je opdrachtgevers en collega’s kunt krijgen.

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1-Daagse Workshop CIRCO Circular Design Class - 21 september 2017 (Voor zelfstandige ontwerpers)

Deelnemers
De rest van de Classes in 2017 zijn voor in-company designers, designers in de bouw, interieur en architectuur. Bekijk de agenda voor de komende edities. Het maximaal aantal deelnemers van elke editie is 15.

Kosten
De deelnamekosten bedragen € 100 excl. BTW per deelnemer.
Dit gereduceerde tarief wordt mogelijk gemaakt door het Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Milieu.

Workshop trainers
De Classes worden geleid door Siem Haffmans (Partners for Innovation) en Simone Gager (Circle Economy).

Heb je interesse in een van deze workshops, registreer je dan op de registreer knop hier beneden.

Event on Sep 21st
Katie Hans, Product Manager, Benelux - Endoscopy at Circle Economy, posted

Circular Design Class - For Self-Employed Designers

How can you, as a creative professional, contribute to the development of the circular economy and generate new business for yourself? Join our upcoming CIRCO Circular Design Class to learn how! During this one-day workshop, you will be trained in the field of circular design and learn how to apply it to your work to create circular products and services.

De inhoud van de Class is gebaseerd op het onderzoek en boek “Products that Last” (TU Delft, 2014) en de daarin beschreven businessmodellen en ontwerpstrategieën. Deze worden toegelicht door de auteurs: associate professor Conny Bakker en senior researcher Marcel den Hollander. Er komen verschillende inspirerende praktijkvoorbeelden langs van koplopers. De circulaire businessmodellen en ontwerpstrategieën passen we toe op jouw situatie. Op basis van de principes van ‘Products that Last’ maken we nieuwe concepten voor bestaande producten en diensten van jouw bureau.

Om je nieuwe inzichten toe te kunnen passen in de praktijk, moet je je opstellen als een change agent voor circulair ontwerpen. Daarom krijg je in het laatste deel van de Class ook inzicht in hoe je in jouw dagelijkse praktijk circulair ontwerpen op de agenda van je opdrachtgevers en collega’s kunt krijgen.

Datum

1-Daagse Workshop CIRCO Circular Design Class - 21 september 2017 (Voor zelfstandige ontwerpers)

Deelnemers
De rest van de Classes in 2017 zijn voor in-company designers, designers in de bouw, interieur en architectuur. Bekijk de agenda voor de komende edities. Het maximaal aantal deelnemers van elke editie is 15.

Kosten
De deelnamekosten bedragen € 100 excl. BTW per deelnemer.
Dit gereduceerde tarief wordt mogelijk gemaakt door het Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Milieu.

Workshop trainers
De Classes worden geleid door Siem Haffmans (Partners for Innovation) en Simone Gager (Circle Economy).

Heb je interesse in een van deze workshops, registreer je dan op de registreer knop hier beneden.

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