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Learn more about the Circular Navigator methodology developed with the University of St. Gallen in our free white paper.
An easy-to-navigate seven step process to design and implement sustainable circular ecosystems, including 38 circular ecosystem patterns that help you to come up with new and sustainable solutions, and tools such as the circular canvas that help you to design your circular ecosystem.
The principles of the circular economy differ from most applied management principles and demand a holistic perspective.
A lack of understanding hinders or prevents progress, but spreading the knowledge is no easy task.
LACKING BUSINESS MODELS
Often, circular solutions are not viable economically or fail to address people's desires. Without a clear path towards profitability and customer orientation these projects are merely seen as charity projects and do not get the strategic importance they deserve.
A single business model cannot achieve circularity, but several business models working together can.
Designing and setting up such a sustainable ecosystem is a complex task that involves many actors within and outside a company.
The methodology allows you to systematically design, create, and orchestrate a sustainable circular ecosystem that benefits you, your partners, your customers and the environment
The 7 step structure and the detailed guidance help to keep the complexity of the circular economy manageable - so that you can focus on generating an innovative ecosystem and business models that work for you.
Based on our research, we developed a classificatory framework that categorises four types of patterns crucial to creating a circular ecosystem.
These patterns are designed to help you come up with new ideas that will be sustainable and circular while making sure that neither the customer side nor the monetisation of your idea are neglected.
To create a solution, it is neccessary to think in ecosystems as nearly no company can create a complete material loop by themselves.
But to make this solution work, you need to make sure that everyone involved is incentivized to take part in that ecosystem. That's where business model innovation is key: by creating, testing, and implementing attractive and profitable business models for all players and your customers, you can ensure that your circular ecosystem succeeds.
In open workshops you will work together with people form other industries. You will learn about and apply our methodology on a concrete case, designing an ecosystem and the respective business models.
Our roundtables are the first step for you and your potential ecosystem partners to freely discuss a common ground with the option to quickly test ideas and potential partnerships.
HACKATHONS & WORKSHOPS
In workshops and hackathons with your company (and your partners) we ideate, design and test a concrete ecosystems and acording business models quickly.
You want to initiate a project in your company (with your partners)? We help you through our structure and expertise to initiate, execute, test and implement CE innovation initiatives.
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