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Innovate for the

Circular Economy

Accelerated Leadership in Sustainability (ALS)

This is the start of the next wave of business transformation and innovation. This wave of transformation and innovation is driven by disruptive technology, changing demographics, and the rise of new early, yet creative adopters who understand the potential of technology.
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Leadership in
Sustainabililty (ALS)

Innovate for the
Circular Economy


The current economy’s unsustainable practices have severe consequences for our environment and economy, with a staggering 91% of resources extracted from the earth going to waste.


Moreover, many production processes are at risk of depleting their virgin feedstock in the near future.


However, the good news is that embracing sustainability is not only beneficial for the planet but also for businesses and individuals.

In this hands-on 3-day course, companies and entrepreneurs will delve into an alternative way of conducting business and designing green products and services: the Circular Economy.


Drawing on world-class research from a leading university in this field, the CIRCO methodology empowers business owners with practical knowledge of circular business models and design principles.

By the end of the course, participants will gain valuable insights and actionable frameworks to embrace circularity.


They will also receive a tailored roadmap for their own green transformation.


The CIRCO methodology has successfully trained numerous companies across various sectors worldwide, including manufacturing, consumer goods, hospitality, healthcare, and the built environment.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of the course, attendees will be able to:

1. Understand circular economy and its relevance to your business

2. Uncover the inefficiencies and value destruction in the current linear value chain

3. Explore Circular Business Models and Cirular Design Strategies

4. Receive an actionable roadmap for successful implementation and transformation

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for: 

  • Companies/ Business Owners exploring sustainable transformation of their business and operations

  • Designers and Product Managers who are developing green products and services – a good understanding of the organisation’s product offering and business model is necessary

Course Duration

•3 days / 24 hours inclusion of Assessment


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Karin Aue

  • Karin is a Design Designer and Partner at Chemistry, a strategic experience design consultancy in Singapore and Amsterdam. With over 17 years of experience, Karin has honed her consultancy expertise while working for some of the leading agencies such as IDEO.

  • Karin's natural leadership qualities and passion for impact-driven projects enable her to unpack multifaceted problems, resonating with a wide range of stakeholders and inspiring them to solve complex. Her international experience, combined with her skills in strategic design, help her create meaningful new ideas grounded in real human needs.

  • Karin has delivered highly successful projects for both corporate and public sector clients, such as HP, Konica Minolta, IMDA, Singtel, Singapore Tourism Board, and Changi Airport. She is regularly engaged to deliver knowledge leadership sessions on Planet-Centred Design for organisations like Visa, Civil Service College, and General Assembly.

  • Karin holds an MA in Creative Practice for Narrative Environments from Central Saint Martins, London, and a Magister in Communication Design from the University of Applied Arts, Vienna. She is an accredited trainer with the Civil Service College, and a certified ACLP trainer as well as certified with CIRCO to run circular and sustainable design sprints

Innovate for the

Circular Economy

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