Practically everything for circular design

Companies taking circular steps have the wind in their sails. They are reducing their carbon footprint and strengthening their business. They manage to bind employees and customers better, use raw materials and energy more efficiently, thus saving costs and having less impact on the climate and the environment. They can realize their own sustainability and business ambitions while complying with new laws and regulations. They enjoy the benefits now and are better prepared for the future.

So do you want to make circular strides as an organization? Then Circonnect will help you move forward.

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Circonnect offers practical tools and applicable knowledge in the field of circular design. With these, we bridge the gap between rules and reality and between science and the shop floor. For individual companies, but also for multiple companies within a chain. So that entrepreneurs and designers can easily get to work with circular design.

It doesn't matter how far along you are in the transformation from linear to circular working. Whether you are yet to make the first step or are already further along in the journey. Circonnect provides support from a standardized and proven core process. At any point in your circular journey.

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From idea to product, from design to production and from individual company to together with the chain. If you want to move forward with circular, as a company you often run into new design questions. What is actually the environmental impact of my offering? How do I calculate the residual value of products I take back? How can I collaborate better with supply chain partners? Circonnect has tools that give you practical guidance on the specific issues relevant to you. You can do this yourself or (in many cases) in a workshop with other participants.

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For entrepreneurs and designers who want to explore the possibilities of circular design or prepare for new regulations, Circonnect offers in-depth knowledge. This knowledge is current and (scientifically) substantiated. So you can more easily immerse yourself in circular design and what it can bring companies. This helps to:

  • To determine what your goal is and how to achieve it.
  • To orient to opportunities in the industry or on
    subtopics.
  • Prepare for (new) regulations and developments
    in the industry.

All knowledge items are sorted by the topic they relate to. You can search for contributions in the relevant design topic. Or search for circular design knowledge on a specific sector. Is circular design still unknown territory for you, but would like to learn more? Then you can get started with the Circular Design Starter Kit. In it we guide you through the basics of circular design.

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Expert Café Repurpose Design as a circular strategy

  • Hogeschool van Amsterdam |
  • 29 November 2023 |
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Repurpose Design as a circular strategy

  • Hogeschool van Amsterdam |
  • 29 November 2023 |
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Reparations and education: not the hardest part of transition

  • CIRCO |
  • November 01, 2023 |
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Whether you are looking for innovative design strategies, information on circular business models or learnings from entrepreneurs. In the form of articles, webinars, design tools or research reports. You'll find it all in our knowledge base!

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Making circular impact by using circular insulating glass

  • CIRCO |
  • June 14, 2023 |
  • Reading Time 4 minutes

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6 insights on Design for Recycling within the plastics industry

  • Ingeborg Gort | CIRCO |
  • September 08, 2022 |
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HvA RETHINK tool

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Laws and regulations circular design

  • Department of Waterways and Public Works |
  • August 26, 2022 |
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Circular design as a motor for raw materials transition

By 2050, the Dutch economy must have transformed from the current linear model to a sustainable circular system. In a circular economy, products retain their value longer and raw materials are reused again and again. Circular design is the driving force behind this. After all, a large part of the environmental impact of an end product is already determined in the design phase. A sustainable economy is only created by thinking about value retention and the recovery of raw materials during the design phase.

In recent years, much research and experience has already been done on circular design strategies and business models. To be fully circular by 2050, it is essential that this knowledge and experience be available to a wide audience. Circonnect brings together experiences from different disciplines to make them available to designers, entrepreneurs, policy makers, research and education.

About CIRCONNECT

CIRCONNECT is the inspiring, connecting and catalyzing knowledge hub in the field of circular design. With our network of enthusiastic collaborating parties, we make knowledge and experiences in the field of circular design widely accessible.

We do that on this online platform. But also with knowledge events and various other knowledge propositions. The knowledge is always specifically tailored to specific industries and target groups.

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