The programme will consist of the following three phases:

Online collaboration phase

In the initial six-week online collaboration phase, you will connect and form small teams with fellow participants. From there you will begin working on a collaborative project and receive mentoring support (3 hours of work per week).

Immersive workshop phase

The immersive workshop is all about empowering future circular economy pioneers. Experts will facilitate in-depth sessions and dedicated space is provided for collaborative projects which stimulate peer-to-peer learning. The programme provides a wealth of learning and networking opportunities and we will introduce you to our international network*, including business, academia, government, and media.

Circular economy pioneer phase

After the workshop, you will join our community as an Ellen MacArthur Foundation circular economy pioneer. During this phase, you will be expected to take part in accelerating the transition to a circular economy by utilising your knowledge, skills, professional network, and your own circular solutions. The programme has been made possible by the continued generous funding from the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Fund for Strategic Innovation.

*Previous guests during the workshop in London included representatives from our global network from IDEO, University of Exeter, University of São Paulo, Steelcase, PA Consulting, Granta Design, Materiom, Intesa Sanpaolo, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Royal BAM Group, WRAP, CIRKLO & SmartinCircles, DSM-Niaga, and Coca-Cola. Ken Webster from the University of Exeter ran a follow-up webinar during the circular economy pioneer phase.

We will be announcing our 2020 schedule of dates later this year, which will be running across the globe. You can register your interest now to hear the latest programme announcements.

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