The Circulab Toolbox

Access design tools to build the circular economy

The circular economy requires our business ecosystems to consider all human and living systems. Taking action at the design phase under a systemic approach is the most efficient way to imagine and create sustainable business models, products, services and societies. Available in 7 languages, since 2014 the Circulab tools have been tested and approved by many economic actors all around the world.
With these free tools, learn to explore a context, map all the impacts of a business model, identify key stakeholders, and start generating circular and regenerative ideas under a systemic approach.
  • Rethink your business model or projects

  • Redesign your products or services

  • Identify and involve all stakeholders

  • Measure and improve impacts

Free circular economy tools

Apply Circular Economy principles - step-by-step

Accelerate your circular economy journey and deploy your circular road map by using the Circulab tools. They will help you see the big picture around your organization: the system. These easy to use, intuitive and collaborative tools will improve your awareness, broaden your mindset and allow you to create the products, services and experiences of a more sustainable future.

The Circular Canvas

With the Circular Canvas, map your projects or your business models and their impacts, share information with stakeholders and create great circular products or services.

The Partner Map

The Partner Map helps you identify all the stakeholders of an ecosystem regarding a specific challenge. This allows you to anticipate interactions and encourage shared value creation.

The Value Chain Canvas

By considering the entire value chain of your business, investigate all the major parameters of your system to identify the most relevant issues from an economic and environmental point of view.

The Biomimicards

Be inspired by the superpowers of living ecosystems. Design with the Biomimicards to learn more about Biomimicry and create more efficient products and services.


For the past decade, we have been regularly publishing thematic presentations to help people who wish to change understand circular economy and many related themes (purpose, design...)

The Circular design toolkit

Learn about the connections between design and the regeneration of ecosystems to include Circular Economy principles into your projects and transform the way you do business.

More Resources

At Circulab, we seek to inform and share good news and practices about the transition to a truly circular economy. With our blog and podcast, read and listen to experts on circular economy and related subjects. 

master the tools with our online courses

Grasp the full potential of the tools

With the smart online courses created by the circular experts of the academy, fully understand how to use the tools at their most, build up your knowledge and skills to really initiate change.

Design Circular Business Models

Our latest short course to learn how to design sustainable business models with the Circular Canvas.

Master Circular Design

Start your circular journey with our complete course to create change and learn how to make positive impact with the Circulab toolbox and knowledge.

Design with Biomimicry

Build up your superpowers with our Biomimicry course. Find inspiration in nature to innovate for sustainability.

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Tools for Circular Economy

Rethink your business models, analyze your impacts on ecosystems, involve your stakeholders along the value chain... The Circulab design and strategy tools help the sustainable and regenerative transformation of organizations around the world. These tools are free and will help you apply systems thinking and circular economy principles to your organization.

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