The Circular Economy Manager Online Course

The Circular Economy Manager Online Course

  • 100% Online
  • Live and recorded tutorials
  • 24/7 access for one year
  • 1:1 Coachings & Development of your own project 
  • Group Work
  • The course that plants trees in name of your organization.
  • Graduation certificate
  • Accreditation for our “professionals directory”
  • Membership in the Sustainable Sowers Club

Get ready for the Circular Economy

The circular economy is a concept which is being discussed widely as a solution for a more sustainable future. Today, our economy works in a linear model, which is accelerating the current crises in production and consumption systems. The linear economy is based on a cradle to grave approach: extraction, processing, production, use – and ends in huge amounts of products and material wasted. We need to start moving to a way of using products in cycles, materials, energy and other resources. The EU is supporting this with the Green Deal and Circular Economy Action Plan, other countries will follow.

The idea of a circular economy and sustainable way of working is not new, a net 1,800 billion Euro benefit of applying a circular economy has been calculated. However, a lot of companies are still hesitating to start with the changes. They fear losing or cannibalizing the current business, massive internal changes, and missing understanding of customers. If you start changing in an evolutionary way these risks can be mitigated. But NOT STARTING now may mean you may be out of business once regulations and consumer behaviors change further. And for sure it will mean missing out on opportunities for new and upgraded business ideas.





What are the business opportunities of a circular economy?

The circular economy introduces a cradle to cradle approach for businesses to take advantage by using and extending three types of streams: the biological cycles, the technical cycles and the product-service platforms, that can be combined intelligently to explore opportunities and avoid risks.


The EU Circular Economy Action Plan will require changes for all products being brought to European markets. It is very probable that other regions will adapt these changes. The companies prepared for the circular economy will take advantage of these new ways of business.

Would you like to know which opportunities the Circular Economy provides to your business? Do you already have an idea what could be a step to more circularity of your business? Do you want to start a new business based on a circular idea? In any case, you´ll need a team and partners to bring this to life, as circularity means collaboration and partnership.


What can I expect from this course?

  • Highly practical approach
  • Live tutorials in small groups
  • Tutoring on your own projects
  • Necessary fundamental knowledge about concepts, business models, strategies and tools to start your circular economy journey right away
  • Recorded and live tutorials
  • A quick test to understand your readiness for the Circular Economy
  • Exercise your skills with our guidance and with exchange to others with a similar mindset.
  • Try out ideas without being judged
  • 6 meeting with 6 topics and 6 exercises


We want to develop your project

YOU give the focus to the course that best suits you to tackle and face what is really important to you. So each participant tells us their needs and we want to adapt the individual exercises to your ideas and finish the work in a final project. We will start working on your project right from the beginning so that each module and exercise is one piece of the whole puzzle. We want to accompany you on your path to sustainability and make you a changemaker


The course that plants trees

Our courses plant trees with your help. Part of our income is dedicated to our own reforestation projects and part to our partners “Trees For Future“. We believe that planting trees is an important contribution to mititage climate change and solve other environmental and economic problems.






Dr. Philipp Schuster, (Spain), LINKEDIN

  • Founder Seeds For Sustainability,
  • Doctor in Economics,
  • Project Consultant
  • International Teacher
  • Certified Permaculture Designer.





How does it really work for business? What circular approaches are emerging in food, fashion, consumer technology, packaging and other sectors? How do these reduce risk, improve resilience and build profitable, future-fit organizations? With over 300 real examples from around the world, this is a must-read for businesses, students and policymakers. This new edition has been extensively updated to include the latest trends, thinking, research and solutions, with a new chapter on packaging and 30 new company snapshots.



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Individual: “IN-COMPANY”

This individual course is for ONE COMPANY ONLY and is especially designed for Executives, Managers and other Strategic Planners and is only available for companies and organizations. The course will always be customized to the needs of the single case. It includes 1:1 LIVE tutorials with our teachers and it also scalable to train your staff. This will allow you to get a common understanding within your team and engage in co-creation with your employees.  The time of the tutorials is more flexible and will adapt to your circumstances.

Mixed Group:

This “mixed group” is made up from all students and is available to everyone. We will have open enrollment so everybody can study and succeed at their own speed. The course will include LIVE group tutorials every two weeks with us on a fixed date and time. During the tutorials there is plenty of space for Questions & Answers, Homework discussions, networking, co-creation and presentations with new materials.



1. The circular economy

Background and Definition
Generic Framework

2. Design and supply chain

Closing Loops (Closed vs. Open Loops)
design and supply chain.
Rethink supply chains

3. Circular business models

Why are business models so important?
types of business models
Providers: private, public and peer to peer

4. Enablers and Accelerators

thinking differently
Enablers: Technology
Facilitators: new materials

5. Sector Studies

Food and Agriculture
fashion and textiles
Consumer electronics
industrial manufacturing
Packaging and Plastics

6 Final Design Project

  • Duration 6 Weeks
  • Requirements

    Basic understanding of the circular economy is recommened but not obligatory.

  • References

    Diferentes materiales de estudios

  • Progress Evaluation

    Clases en directo

    Ejercicios fuera de clase

  • Certificate

    Certificado de cualificación

    Certificado de árboles

  • Teacher

    Luciana Cornaglia, (Argentina), Linkedin

    Andreas Ellenberger (Austria), LINKEDIN

    Dr. Philipp Schuster, (España), LINKEDIN



  • Individual Price Request a quote for "Incompany" or "Individual" Course
  • Group price 300€
  • Get ready for a circular economy!

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