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Webinar – Principles of Circular Economy & its Business Application | Online

21 September 2018

Circular economy has been gaining a lot of attention due to enormous impact that such an innovative business model can have on companies in general and our society. The circular economy is a disruptive and innovative economic model which relates to different levels of government policy, businesses and consumers. It requires firms in different sectors across the value chain to integrate disruptive technology and design business models that are based on longevity, renewability, reuse, repair, upgrade, refurbishment, serviceability, capacity sharing, and dematerialisation.

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InnoFrugal UK 2019 | Cambridge Judge Business School

19 March 2019

After the success of the inaugural InnoFrugal UK conference in March 2018, the second iteration of this conference will explore how frugal innovation and  the circular economy can enable one another. Be sure to save the date.

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Previous events

Innofrugal UK 2018 | Cambridge Judge Business School

27 March 2018

Cambridge Judge Business School, Ignitho Technologies and The Nordic Frugal Innovation Society partnered to co-host the inaugural 2018 edition of InnoFrugal UK, the UK’s first conference dedicated to the subject of frugal innovation. Taking place at Cambridge Judge Business School on 27 March 2018, the conference built on earlier editions of the highly successful conference held yearly in the Nordics. InnoFrugal UK brings together professionals and academics from across different sectors to discuss topics such as frugal innovation for enterprises, how the circular economy and frugal innovation can complement and enable one another, and what the Nordic countries have achieved in these areas.

Further resources

Circular defence research project

In 2017 CEC undertook the seminal project on circularity in Defence in collaboration with the European Defence Agency.  The project was completed in November 2017 identifying a number of areas that are potential opportunities for applications of circular economy in defence in the near future. 

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Boot repair on a military base

A shoe repair shop on a Dutch military base is a good example of the circular economy and frugal innovation, which will be explored at the InnoFrugal UK conference at Cambridge Judge on 27 March 2018.

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Circular and frugal

Video thoughts of participants of the inaugural edition of InnoFrugal UK, the UK’s first conference dedicated to the subject of frugal innovation and the circular economy.

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