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Circular Economy & Sustainability

Circular Economy & Sustainability – Impact on Business Models, Finance & Investments | Live Online

26-27 November and 30 November-1 December 2020

Dr Khaled Soufani is delighted to announce this new programme, which will look at the importance of sustainability with respect to development goals and business models, and will examine its financial implications for an organisation. You will learn how to design end-user value propositions which will lead to increased cost efficiency, production effectiveness and business performance.

Delivered by Cambridge Judge Executive Education open programmes, the new Live Online format of this programme offers the unique opportunity to network with a diverse group of peers, from different regions, industries and sectors.

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Previous events

Neon circular lights

CANCELLED: InnoFrugal UK 2020 | Cambridge Judge Business School

Regrettably, the InnoFrugal conference on 17 March 2020 will not take place.

In the meantime if the subject is of interest to you, there is the annual InnoFrugal conference in Helsinki on 6 May 2020. Find out more at innofrugal.com.

CANCELLED: Circular Economy Finance

27-28 September 2019

Learning how to integrate a Systems Thinking approach to support the Circular Economy Model in Sustainable Investment analysis.

Cambridge Judge Business School Circular Economy Centre and the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) Resilience and Sustainable Development Programme welcomed delegates to a Venture Weekend on Circular Economy Finance. 

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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 explored how frugal innovation and the circular economy can enable one another. 

Find out more on the InnoFrugal website

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 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. 

Visit circular defence research page


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.

Read the article and watch the videos