talks, workshops + events

Creating the Circular in Creativity, 24th October, York Design Week 2019

It’s more than just recycling and minimising waste and can have massive impacts on the way consider products and services, or products as services, as we move forward with fresh ideas for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

We will introduce the Circular Economy Club (CEC) and how the global network of volunteers is helping shape industry for the better. CEC is the international network of over 3,500 circular economy professionals and organisations in over 100 countries. CEC is global and open. Anyone can join for free online. The network gathers architects, engineers, business leaders, researchers and makers that are resetting the world standards.

Our hands-on workshop will allow you creative freedom to explore your own challenges, or join us in exploring some of the challenges that industry is facing right now. Book online here.


How to create Smart(er)? York Design Week, 27th October 

Join us for an evening of explorative talks that look at redesigning our systems so that we may help our communities to thrive by inviting new and old ways of thinking. Talks by Richard James MacCowan from Biomimicry Innovation Lab and James Newton from Yorspace

Event details can be found here.


CEC Circular Economy Mapping Yorkshire, 14th November

Join us we cohost the Circular Economy Cities Week Mapping Session on the 14th November at the City of York Council, West Offices, Station Rise, York. For more information and to book this event, please follow the link.

Previous events

The Nature of Design, Innovate UK - October 2019

NASA Biocene Tools - September 2019

GMIS Abu Dhabi - September 2019

GMIS 2019 Yekaterinburg - July 2019

The Royal Society - June 2019

Edinburgh Science - April 2019

TEDx York - November 2018

The Royal Academy of Engineering - May 2018

Public lecture - Cardiff University - April 2018

Social Enterprise Yorkshire & Humber Conference - April 2018

Transitions II - University of Huddersfield - April 2018

Prince's Trust - Young Innovator's Programme, York - February 2018

Hydro-nations Leadership Series, Edinburgh - February 2018

Circular Economy Mapping Week - February 2018

Specifi Bristol - February 2018

Circular Economy: Packaging, Plastics and the Oceans, London - November 2017

RSA Engage: Leeds - November 2017

Disruptive Innovation Festival, The Ellen MacArthur Foundation - November 2017

Smart Systems Integration - Summer School, Balaton, Hungary - August 2017

One Planet York Expo, University of York - June 2017

Plastic waste in the Circular Economy, OpenIDEO, York - May/June 2017

Circular Economy Leaders Summit 2017, Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh - May 2017

Why look to nature for innovation?, School of Life Sciences, Dundee - May 2017

Product Design, Leeds School of Art, Architecture & Design - March/April 2017

European Biomimicry Alliance, Genoa - April 2017

Circular + Bio-Economy, European Environment Agency, Copenhagen - March 2017

Workplace Trends Conference, London - March 2017

VIT University, India - March 2017

Global Innovation Design, Royal College of Art - February 2017

Rhein-Waal University of Applied Sciences, Germany - February 2017 

Centre for Nature-inspired Engineering, London - January 2017

Disruptive Innovation Festival - November 2016

Product Design Innovation, Central St. Martins London - June 2016

Packaging Innovation, Milan Design Week - April 2016

European Biomimicry Alliance Workshop, Brussels - April 2016

Festival of the Ideas: Future City, Bristol - November 2015

European Biomimicry Alliance Conference, Mallorca - November 2015

Green Culture Fest, Montenegro - September 2015

Innovation Leadership Forum, eBay London - July 2015

Institute of Materials, Mineral and Mining, Peterborough - July 2015

Naturally-Inspired Manufacturing, Barcelona - July 2015

SuperYacht Design Week, London - June 2015

Green BIM - Leeds Sustainability Institute - April 2015

Naturally-Inspired Manufacturing, Loughborough University - July 2015

Green Vision, Leeds Sustainability Institute - February 2015

European Biomimicry Alliance Workshop, London - February 2015

Naturally-Inspired Manufacturing, Heriot-Watt University - November 2014

Nature-Inspired Design, London College of Communication - December 2014

Dundee Science Festival - November 2014

Pearce International Symposium, Stirling - August 2014

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