Linear model are inefficient

The webinar “Closing loops. What circularity can do for business today” presented stories, practical tools, and tips to drive transformation towards more sustainable and successful businesses. During this event, participants were inspired to become change agents and intrapreneurs by taking the first steps into the circular economy, as well as be presented business examples that may inspire your teams.

We live in a time when linear models are inefficient inventions of the past. These should be redesigned, step by step, to create more efficient and sustainable models ready for the new challenges we face. Today circular design and systems thinking principles may help us see past the existing processes, leading to new business models and new sources of value.


Recorded Webinar


Speakers

Henryk Stawicki helps organizations create product and service scenarios based on design strategies. He facilitates design processes using sustainable and circular principles whenever possible. To the teams, Henryk brings multicultural perspective from Poland, New York, London and Ukraine, among others, as he frequently works abroad. Co-founder of Next Agents, member of the Gdynia Design Days Advisory Board and the Service Design Polska, a think tank team of consultants. Program Director at the Design talks Business Summit and Board member at Cohabitat Foundation. Teaches Human-centered Design and Design Management at the School of Form.

Justyna Turek creates experiences and systems that allow brands, organizations, and events communicate integral value offered to their users. She design process, facilitate workshops and initiate the ideas. Her experience comes from working with product, service and manufacturing companies as well as design and culture studios and centers in Paris, Helsinki, New York, and across Poland. She frequently travels internationally gathering inspirations and knowledge on how societies and cultures change. Co-founder of Next Agents, member of the Service Design Polska, a think tank team of consultants. Event Coordinator at the Design talks Business Summit and Board member at Cohabitat Foundation.

Bettina Schwalm is an Experience Designer, Strategist and Researcher. She has a long experience working with international teams ranging from multinational corporations to startups at various stages. Bettina has been driving value and educating in innovation and future thinking, always with a strong focus on behavioural studies. She is Course Director for the Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship in Future Thinking and affiliated to Konstfack, as well as visiting Teacher in various Institutions amongst them KTH, KI and SSE in Stockholm as well as ADBK Munich and Khio Oslo. Her interdisciplinary approach is at the intersection of science and design, developing hands-on tools and visions for society, business, culture, and the environment.