March 2018

Wednesday, 21 March 2018 - Thursday, 22 March 2018

Jaarbeurs, Utrecht

CIRCO miniworkshops at ESEF

Circular business offers companies business opportunities and the ability to deal carefully with (raw) materials. This sets new requirements for the design of products. How can you design a product for a second life, for use as a service, re-use of parts or the cost-efficient recovery of materials? 

On 21 and 22 March at the ESEF, the international trade fair for the (manufacturing) industry, you can get acquainted with the design challenges and business opportunities of the circular economy. On the basis of circular business models and design strategies, you will experience how to take the first concrete steps in the development of circular products, services and business models. The CIRCO miniworkshops are given by Ingeborg Gort (Partners for Innovation) and Bas Hillerstrom (Critical Minds).

Read more about the CIRCO miniworkshops at the ESEF on 21 March and 22 March.

March 2018

Thursday, 29 March 2018

CIRCO Circular Business Design track: bioplastics

Do you want to contribute to the circular production and use of plastics in the Netherlands? Do you want to discover what opportunities there are for your company in the application of bioplastics together with other companies in the chain? If so, sign up for the CIRCO Circular Business Design Track!

The Circular Business Design Track consists of three workshops of a day that take place on 29 March and 12 and 26 April. The track is aimed at companies in the plastics chain that produce, process, (want to) apply, use, collect, compost or recycle bioplastics.

The first workshop of the track introduces you to the possibilities of circular entrepreneurship and design (initiate). In the second session, you will explore opportunities for your own business (ideate). Finally, the first concrete steps are taken in the development of new products, services and business models (implement).

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May 2018

Thursday, 24 May 2018

CIRCO /KIDV Circular Design Class: packaging designers

A circular economy requires new designs and new business models. How can you contribute to a circular economy as a packaging designer? CIRCO and the Sustainable Packaging Knowledge Institute (KIDV) join forces for the CIRCO Circular Design Class aimed at packaging designers.

During the one-day workshop on 24 May, the designers will gain new insights into circular design and circular business models. Various practical examples of front runners are viewed and applied to their own case. In order to be able to apply the new insights into practice, the designers have to act as a change agent for circular design. Therefore, they will learn how to get circular design on the agenda of their clients and colleagues in the last part of the training.

The approach in the CIRCO class is based on the research and book “Products that Last” (TU Delft) and the business models and design strategies described in the book. The workshop is given by Siem Haffmans (Partners for Innovation) and Karen van de Stadt (KIDV).

Read more about the workshop or contact Siem Haffmans.