Regenerative Circularity

Regenerative Circularity promotes an urban way of life that is based on principles of a regenerative circular economy. It is a systemic approach to economic development that benefits people, environment and business. Currently, our world is only 8.6% circular causing negative consequences for people, environment and economy. We work with businesses, public bodies and communities to solve dysfunctional patterns and enable a good quality of life connected to nature and community.

Our principles to find solutions for Regenerative Circularity are:

Regenerate

For a healthy world we look to nature for inspiration: It is essential to optimize energy and think out the notion of waste. There is a continuous flow of resources in the system – what is waste for someone is valuable for another.

Recreate

We look at systems with a circular perspective and mindset. We tackle social, economic and environmental challenges and co-create sustainable solutions.

Relocalize

Multiply local synergies. Investing in our own region allows us to see the impact and customize successful circular solutions to local needs. This way we contribute to make our community resilient and a great place to live.

Reconnect

We can only transform the mainly linear economy towards a circular one if we work together – locally and globally. We connect partners for new opportunities as well as we activate the company-internal capabilities to develop sustainable solutions.

Revalue

We promote a value system that considers the positive and negative impacts of our activities. This means to look at true costs and benefits of production and consumption.

Our services

Consulting

Your partner for prosperity through circularity.

We support you to innovate and develop your products, services, processes and systems through circular and nature-inspired methods and bring your organization and projects to the next level. Our three step approach combines circular, systemic and bio-inspired principles with strategy and innovation methods.

  1. Understand Circularity in your context
  2. Create solutions with circular design, nature-inspired innovation & system thinking methods
  3. Implement ideas and help with business modeling, market roll-out strategies, stakeholder engagement, communication, project management.

Circular design
& Innovation

Creating for life.

Experiences generate ideas, change mind-sets and drive innovation. We provide experiential workshops to develop products, services, processes and systems.

This method can be applied for a broad range of sectors such as urban planning and infrastructure, transportation, food systems, water, energy, health or well-being. We work with the following tools in person or virtual:

  • Circular and life-centered design
  • Qualified circular business design tools by Circulab
  • Systems thinking
  • Nature-inspired innovation
  • Gamification
  • Ready to bring your business model to the next level and make it future-proof? During this workshop you will look into new business opportunities, find solutions for the burden of waste that you cannot use further, decrease your costs, risks and dependencies. We will work with tools such as the Circular business Canvas, Partner map and Value Chain Canvas by Circulab. You will experience how to expand your solution horizon through the circular perspective.

  • How to innovate with circularity? Through thinking in a circular way we discover plenty of innovation opportunities for products, services, projects, business and systems using tools such as agile and human-centered design and circular business modelling by Circulab. In these tailored experiential workshops we generate ideas, change mind-sets and drive innovation.

  • Looking at nature’s ways that evolved for 3.8 billions of years we can develop sustainable and resilient solutions. For the transformation of global markets, businesses, cities and our life we need to combine new with proven concepts.

    In this workshop we will work on your challenges using bio-inspired innovation. This method combines biomimicry with tools such as agile and human-centered design, circular business modelling & value chain or gamification.

  • What does circularity mean and how is it related to me? During this workshop you and your company will have the opportunity to visit examples of circularity pioneers that are relevant to you. Then you will explore opportunities in your industry using the Circulab’s Circular Business Canvas. This workshop is suitable for team building events.

  • How can I develop my current business to be circular and regenerative? Which areas are already regenerative and circular? We look into your current way of working, identify circular strengths, risks and opportunities. This is a very interactive workshop with a heterogeneous group of employees and/or collaboration partners.

  • What are the next steps for me to become a circular, regenerative and flourishing organisation? We look together at circular opportunities, evaluate them and identify projects resulting from it. Together with the team you gain commitment for the next steps to go.

  • What if we see waste as a resource and what does that mean for our organisation? What can we do with resources we currently perceive as waste? Which circular strategy is the best to turn this aspect of waste into something valuable and design a zero-waste approach for your company? The aim of the workshops is to find hidden potential in your processes.

Communication
& Engagement

Activating a regenerative world.

Everyone can contribute to the circular economy.The journey to circularity has the highest impact when internal and external stakeholders are continuously involved in the process. We start with creating your narrative in the context of a circular economy. With effective internal and external communication we contribute to

  • Raise awareness and understanding for a circular economy
  • Open minds and transform dysfunctional behavior patterns
  • Engage and activate people to be part of establishing circular solutions

We offer stakeholder mapping and integration, internal and external communication strategies and engagement of people in cities and companies by experiences via campaigns, events, field visits and workshops.

Innovation
projects

Bringing a circular and regenerativeeconomy to life.

We develop and contribute to collaborative innovation projects to make a circular and regenerative economy a reality. In cooperation with actors along the value chain, we create circular solutions and support with bringing them to the market.

Our expertise includes:

  • Market strategy & roll-out
  • Circular design & Innovation
  • Communication & Stakeholder Engagement
  • Capacity building
  • Project & Change Management
  • Collaboration & Networking
  • Sustainable structures & processes

European innovation projects

Our experience in EU projects funded by H2020 and FP7, our interest in international collaboration and our ambition to bring innovative approaches closer to the market are key to be a valuable partner for research and innovation projects.

As partner, we support projects with project management, communication, dissemination and exploitation. We are part of the project from proposal stage, co-develop proposals and support with finding partners up to implementation.

Training
& Skills

Learning by knowledge and experience.

In our trainings, we improve and provide skills by knowledge, experience and tools to advance circularity and thrive on all levels. In an interactive way you will try out the methodology on your own projects.

  • The EU has adopted the Circular Economy Action Plan for sustainable products and processes to be  the new norm in the coming years. However, it seems still a huge effort and long way to go to become circular. What are the first steps? Which elements of circular economy do we already practice, and how can we identify potential based on the business models and strategies of circular economy. There is a lot more than recycling to become circular, and circular thinking can change the way you think about your value chain,business model and partners. In the training, you will get a thorough understanding of circular economy and practice on your own case studies how to become more circular in your own area. The training is 1 or 2 days and can be held inhouse.

  • Circular Economy is a key driver for future-proof business. With stricter legislative requirements for products and industrial processes that harm the environment and regulations that increasingly support products which are made for biological and technical cycles, companies are evaluating how they can use circular approaches in their own businesses.

    In this training you will learn various aspects to identify to become more circular as a business.In the training we look at opportunities and business models for circularity, learn from inspiring case studies, and develop our circular portfolio and roadmap. In two days we go through all aspects from identification of benefits and projects, evaluation and prioritisation of opportunities, circular design, project definition and agile development, considering communication, collaborative working and change management as all these aspects that are needed to successfully apply circular economy to your business.

  • Circular thinking is systemic. We need to understand systems and how they behave and develop, look at what drives behaviours of people within your organisation and along the value chain. Collaboration is a key element of becoming circular – but how is that possible in a competitive world? Based on strategies of Circular Economy we learn how the Doughnut Economy and Economy for the Common Good can be used to establish a value and purpose driven organisation that is adapting to the challenging economic circumstances, with sustainable business models, high commitment of employees and stable cooperation with partners along the value chain.

    You will learn how to use a set of tools such as the Circular Canvas, the Partnermap and Value Chain Canvas by Circulab to develop your business in a future-proof circular and regenerative way.

For companies, we develop training programs for your organisation based on your current status and needs.

Areas

We work with projects and companies in the following areas.

Circular & Green City

Food & Biomass

Industry, Product & Service Design

Mobility & Travel

Built environment

Energy & Water

Projects

Training Business Centers to consult on Circular Economy 1920 986 Circonnact

Training Business Centers to consult on Circular Economy

Future-proof business strategies through circular economy 1920 1280 Circonnact

Future-proof business strategies through circular economy

Wandering Gliders – Travel inspired by Nature 1920 1280 Circonnact

Wandering Gliders – Travel inspired by Nature

Waste2Resource Marketplace Cyrkl 1920 1280 Circonnact

Waste2Resource Marketplace Cyrkl

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