Circular Economy training resources in English & German

In an era where sustainability is no longer a buzzword but a crucial paradigm shift, the circular economy stands out for businesses and individuals alike. As we navigate the complexities of environmental challenges and resource depletion, embracing circularity emerges as a transformative solution. But where does one begin in understanding and implementing the principles of the circular economy?

Whether you’re a seasoned sustainability practitioner seeking to deepen your knowledge or a newcomer eager to embark on this transformative journey, education is key. In this article, we’ll guide you through four essential courses for both companies and individuals looking to grasp the fundamentals of the circular economy.

From understanding the principles of waste reduction and resource efficiency to implementing innovative strategies for product design and business models, these courses offer a comprehensive roadmap for embracing circularity in your organisation or personal endeavours. By investing in your education, you’ll not only gain insights into the principles driving the circular economy but also equip yourself with the tools and techniques necessary to drive positive change.

DelftX: Circular Economy: An Introduction: This 7 week online course is led by University Delft and co-designed by Ellen McArthur Foundation. You need ca. 3-5 hours per week. It is cheap, flexible and really interesting. There are other Tedx classes by Delft University which can be taken subsequently. Our colleague Anja recommends it highly for everyone who wants to gain a basic understanding.

Der CAS Kreislaufwirtschaft – Transformation in der Praxis von der FHNW unter der Leitung von Dr. Pavlina Pavlova dauert vier Monate und findet in Basel, Wien und Amsterdam statt. Basierend auf dem Circular Globe-Modell vermittelt der CAS nicht nur das theoretische Grundlagenwissen der Kreislaufwirtschaft, sondern bietet auch praxisorientierte Instrumente für die erfolgreiche Umsetzung im Unternehmensalltag. Der Kurs kostet CHF 7900 und startet im November 2024. Wir arbeiten schon lange mit Pavlina zusammen und freuen uns, euch diese Möglichkeit vorzustellen.

The Impact Hub Embedding Circularity Online Training is a practical learning journey for incubators and accelerators to integrate circular design principles into their entrepreneur support services. The course can be taken flexibly and costs 500 Euros. 


Weitere Kurse, Podcasts und Links finden Sie auf der Seite von Circular Economy Switzerland, der Ellen McArthur Foundation und bald auf der neuen Seite von CQ Verein Zirkuläre Intelligenz.


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