Workshop: Decoding and Designing a Circular Economy

Who are we / Wer sind wir ?

We are Piyush and Elana, German Chancellor Fellows supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to research the circular economy in Germany. Elana previously served as Assistant Director of Professional Education for the Environmental Law Institute in the United States, and Piyush worked for the German Development Organization (GIZ) in India for five years as National Advisor for Business and Biodiversity.

What will we do / Was werden wir machen ?

This workshop is created for innovators, entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs (and sustainability enthusiasts). The workshop aims to teach basic concepts surrounding circular economy, nurture a systems perspective, and share practical innovation methods which participants could apply to their lives and/or work.

We will go through a couple of examples of successful circular business models before splitting up into groups to tackle our own circularity challenges to see how we can make common consumer goods more circular.

Time, Place & Supplies / Zeit, Ort und Ausstattung

Time & Place

Friday June 15th, 10:00-12:00

@Infralab WS1, OSCEdays Berlin 2018


The session will last two hours.

We plan use a screen/projector for some slides and photos, if available. Also need handouts, loose paper, pens, and tables for group work.

We would prefer to host the workshop on 14.06.18.

Contact / Kontakt

Elana can be reached at:
Piyush can be reached at:

Open Resources / Offenes Wissen

We’ve found these sessions from the ThinkDif Festival to be helpful in shaping our content:


Hi, this is very nice. For the advertising part. Would you say that this session is “for beginners” - so it also works as an introduction to the concept at all?

Hi Lars,

Yes, this session is aimed at people with limited knowledge of CE, so was developed as an introductory exercise. Also to really emphasize that CE is more than just recycling, since that is such a common misconception.


Hi Lars

Do you know whether this workshop would take place on the 14th or the 15th? We would like to plan our time accordingly.


Hi, You will be on at 15th. More details soon.

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To the session provider


Here is your briefing with info about tickets and your contribution to the Circular Berlin exhibition. Pls. check. And get in touch with questions of any kind.

To confirm, we will not have access to a projector, correct?

Hi, yes, you will :slight_smile: We will take care of that.

Thanks, Lars! That will be great.