Circular Economy: Principles & Applications

Learn to apply the principles of circularity to your current profession or your next. Six weeks.

Next cohort deadline

September 1, 2021

Closing in 35 Days

  • 100% online
  • 3+ guest lectures
  • Practical learning
  • 6 weeks / 5 hours per week
  • Latest circularity case studies
  • Financial aid available

Realize the full impact of circularity

  • 1

    Learn circularity principles

    The circular economy requires a transformation of many sectors. Understand what this means for your context and how to approach it through systems thinking, circular design resources, tools for measurement and a multitude of case studies.

  • 2

    Expand your circularity network

    Meet a global community of sustainability professionals, entrepreneurs, design experts, policymakers and more. This community is open to you forever and will keep growing with future cohorts. We’ll continue to host community events even after the program.

  • 3

    Create your action plan to sustainability

    Start building within the program by developing a circularity action plan for your own context. You’ll get insights from expert lectures, real-life case studies from across the world, and carefully constructed and reviewed assignments.

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Sustainability Manager

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UK

World-class Instructors and Guest Lecturers

Jannis Kempkens

Circular product & sustainable materials lead at Circology & biodegradability expert at Precious Plastic

Program Creator

Jannis is a designer and material researcher working on the intersection of design and science. He is co-founder of Circology, a circular design and material research studio supporting companies in their journey towards circularity. In his role, he is focused on the design and materiality of the products we create as well as the systems that come with them. Additionally he works with the Precious Plastic community on driving bottoms-up development of new techniques and materials for a world with less plastic pollution.

Austin Evarts

Circular Economy startup support at Urban Future Lab & Co-president of New York Techstars Chapter

Program Creator

Austin is a technology entrepreneur and startup community leader based in New York City. He currently manages programming and support for circular economy- and climate tech-focused startups at the Urban Future Lab, New York City’s longest running cleantech startup incubator. Austin is also Co-President at the New York chapter of Techstars where he focuses on community building and engagement for Techstars’ largest city hub. Austin previously co-founded and led a SaaS marketing technology business called GoChime to a successful acquisition. Austin is a longtime student of the circular economy and is excited by the intersection of innovation and positive environmental impact.

Our guest lecturers

Michelle Tulac

Ellen McArthur Foundation

Oakley Jennings-Fast

Director of Circular Economy at Smart Waste

Simran Suri

‍Analyst at Equal Ventures

Gene Homicki

Co-founder and CEO myTurn.com

Sydney Harris

Senior Associate at Product Stewardship Institute

Elise Motalli

‍Service Designer

Morgan Williams

‍Systems thinking and human-centered design at Meld Studios

Joseph Klatt

‍‍Operations Lead, Precious Plastic

Pranav Khanna

‍UN/CEFACT - Contributor - Traceability for Sustainable Value Chains : Textile and Leather Sector

Elias Stahl

‍Co-founder and CEO, HILOS

How the Circular Economy can help solve Climate Change

17th August, 2021 at 1 pm US PDT

Join us for a live intro to the content of this program and a brief discussion on the role of circular economy in helping solve climate change. And of course, we’ll answer any questions you might have on the topic, the course or the application process!

Exceptional peers & alumni

Our alumni have accomplished careers in business, policy, and more. They’re committed to a career in sustainability and decarbonization, and are actively using circular economy principles. Collaborate with them as you build your action plan!

The program breakdown

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Personalized and relevant instruction

The program is designed to help you find opportunities for circularity within your function or industry. The classes are focused on giving you an insight on how the circular economy works and are paired with case studies and assignments to help implement your learnings.

  • 01

    Expert lectures

    Once a week, you will meet experts in an interactive small-group session for:

    • Expert presentations on circular economy applications across industries
    • Energetic Q&A with expert speakers
    • Chance to discuss circularity principles and opportunities with your cohort members
  • 02

    Practical learning

    Apply circularity principles in real-life situations through:

    • Cutting-edge global case studies
    • Assignments that help you clarify what is possible through circularity
    • A network to help you find future business partners, fellow activists and circularity experts
  • 03

    Personal attention

    We track every fellow's progress closely and ensure people get the support they need:

    • Optional weekly 1-on-1 sessions with your instructors
    • Individual feedback on all assignments
    • Intensive peer support from your fellow learners

Pricing and expected commitment

Price

Circular Economy: Principles & Applications

/ 6 Weeks Merit/need-based financial aid

  • 6 week duration, with 5 hours of time commitment per week
  • Each class has fellows split into groups of 20-25 with extensive skills, background, and passion
  • 100% online, with instructors available via Zoom, Slack and email
  • 3+ guest lectures, also available for later viewing

Who is this program for?

Designers, materials researchers, supply chain managers, communications professionals, policymakers and more—transitioning to a circular economy requires everyone to join the sustainability journey. This course is for you if:

  • You want to help make the company you work for more sustainable while unlocking business opportunities
  • You want to become an entrepreneur within the space of the circular economy
  • You’re looking for a community of design, product, and engineering professionals in circular economy
  • You want to help grow the circular economy in your area through policy, activism or smart choices
  • You’re already an expert working in a circular economy company.
  • You don’t have the time to commit to a deep dive right now (you can always apply for later cohorts)
Price

Circular Economy: Principles & Applications

/ 6 Weeks Merit/need-based financial aid

  • 6 week duration, with 5 hours of time commitment per week
  • Each class has fellows split into groups of 20-25 with extensive skills, background, and passion
  • 100% online, with instructors available via Zoom, Slack and email
  • 3+ guest lectures, also available for later viewing

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