Training to design circular and regenerative business models

How to design regenerative business models, with the circular economy?

The circular economy is a complex paradigm that requires new criteria and indicators in the creation of value(s) but also a more holistic and resilient vision of business.
When it comes to apply circular principles to a business, reducing resource consumption, extending the life span of products, creating regenerative impacts or changing a mindset team, it can be difficult for a manager or an entrepreneur to know where to start.

To help you take action and facilitate experimentation, we designed this training.


Very interesting day. Good introduction on the circular business and already very concrete reflections on how to make our model evolve.

Charlotte Bonenfant, s|three Country Director France

Discovery of a tool that I consider effective, even powerful, to ask the right questions, take into account and anticipate its impacts and risks, and even innovate! Bravo Circulab.

Quynh Bui, CSR Consultant

Thank you very much for training Silbo in Circular Economy and the use of the Circular Canvas, a simple and powerful tool to have a systemic vision of our activities, considering all their impacts, to imagine complementary sources of income related to circularity, to think of more virtuous and regenerative economic models.

Pascale Boissier, Silbo Partner

Ready to redesign your business model?

This training is available in all the cities where you can find a Circulab certified consultants. Find the next date in your city in our agenda.

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For who?

This training is open to entrepreneurs/intrapreneurs, managers and consultants, innovation teams, any other person wishing to create or develop an activity applying circular economy principles.

There is no preconditions. First insights about business creation or management and/or CSR are useful.


Synthesize and improve a business model by considering the user experience, the business resilience and the impacts on the ecosystems.

  1. Understand the main principles of the circular economy
  2. Acquire systems thinking from a microeconomic point of view
  3. Master the circular canvas

How it works?

This short training about
circular business models works with:

– team works with 4 to 8 participants maximum
– 30% theory and 70% practice with business cases based on previous experiences or your own business issues (for intra-formats only)
– a playful and cooperative methodology


  • Part 1: “We are part of a complex world”

  • > Introduction to systemic thinking
  • > Understand the functional principles of systems
  • > Facilitate cooperation in a system
  • key concepts: biomimicry, systems thinking, cooperation
    workshop: representing a system and its interactions
  • Part 2: “The circular economy opportunities”

  • > Understand the resource global context
  • > Make the difference between degenerative and regenerative models
  • > Know the functional principles of a circular and regenerative economy
  • > Discover great current examples of regenerative business
  • key concepts: sobriety, recovery, reuse, upcycling, regeneration
    workshop: case studies on inspiring projects
  • Part 3: “Eco-design a business model to multiply value(s)”

  • > Introduction of the Circular Canvas
  • > Know how to fill up the Circular Canvas
  • > Play with Circular Canvas
  • > Synthetize hypothesis and business ideas
  • key concepts: business model, value proposition, user experience
  • workshop: synthetize and analyze a business model with the circular canvas

Ready to redesign your business model?

You are willing to take action in the circular economy to create regenerative business models with the circular economy?

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Training designed by Brieuc Saffré

Brieuc is specialized in the circular economy and innovation through business models. Co-founder of Circulab, the first Circular Design Agency in 2012, where he has worked with large groups such as IKEA, L’Oreal and Interface or SMEs. Co-founder also of Agripolis in 2016, he is the author of several books including Activate the circular economy published in French, English and Chinese.

Brieuc is a regular lecturer in Universities or Graduate Schools like Polytechnique or ENSCI.


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