Create circular courses for your students

45-hour training for higher education professors aiming to guide their students towards the creation of circular and resilient business models.

275 people trained since 2021 - Average note : 4,23/5. 01/07/2023
  • Hybrid program between theory and practices

  • Master of an innovation method and tools

  • Tailor-made program

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Master of circular design

A program facilitated by Justine Laurent, Brieuc Saffré & Fabrice Sorin
Co-founders of Circulab and Circulab Academy Manager

Having explored the benefits of circular economies, you aspire to develop an educational module on the subject. With your students increasingly attuned to social and environmental issues, they seek tools and methods to break away from current linear economic models.

Yet, after extensive research, you haven't found the perfect fit. The tools available in the market don't seem concrete, comprehensive, or easily actionable within organizations.

How can you create a more profitable business model that significantly reduces negative impacts?

Discover the answer in this hands-on training, blending theory and practice. Your students will explore the concept of circular economy, embrace systems thinking, and master practical and easily actionable innovation tools.

About the program

In this training, you will be guided to assist your students in mastering the concepts and methodological tools we use at Labeyrie Fine Foods for developing a plant-based offering and at the Vélodrome stadium in Marseille for waste reduction.

With 45 hours of learning, you'll gain the ability to apply systems thinking, analyze a value chain with circularity, and create circular and resilient business models.

In summary, you will be equipped to impart to your students the capacity to approach any socio-economic challenges in a circular manner, providing clear and actionable solutions.

academic contents

Help your students to create the business models of tomorrow

Understand systems thinking

Through this initial module, your students will be able to incorporate the concept of systemic thinking into their projects while assimilating a methodology for system mapping.

Among other things, your students will:

  • Learn how to map a system before launching their project
  • Enhance their understanding of systems
  • Identify the most effective mechanisms for rethinking their system

This second module will enable your students to revisit the value chain of their project by assessing their dependency on ecosystems with the aim of enhancing their resilience.

In other words, your students will be able to:

  • Determine the best regenerative opportunities
  • Analyze the resilience of their value chain
  • Anticipate threats and systemic risks in their value chain
Analyze a value chain
Facilitate cooperation between stakeholders

In this module, your students will identify their key stakeholders to generate maximum shared value.

In other words, the students will :

  • Identify their stakeholders
  • Facilitate cooperation among all actors in their ecosystem
  • Generate shared value among their stakeholders

In this final section, your students will possess all the necessary tools for the development of their new circular, resilient, and sustainable business models.

In other words, the objective is to:

  • Analyze a business model with a holistic approach
  • Quickly recognize the impacts of their business model
  • Optimize resources and generate new revenues
design regenerative business models


ESCP - Professor

"Circulab offers practical modules on how to use Circular Design tools, as well as inspiration, tips and tricks... Everything you need to activate the circular economy!"


ENSCI - Head of continuing education

"We have worked with Circulab on continuous training programmes for managers/engineers/consultants from all sectors (...) Training trainees have shown a high level of satisfaction and have emphasised the quality of the content, the expertise and availability of the trainers, their ability to adapt to their audience, and the immediate possibility of putting the skills acquired into practice. All in all, this collaboration has enabled us to successfully implement and move forward on the issues of innovation and environmental responsibility. And it has contributed to the recognised excellence of our training courses. »


HEC Paris - International project manager

"I would like to thank Circulab for initiating this journey towards our sustainable campus. The workshop and the topics covered enabled us to create a real team project, by integrating the various players within HEC Executive Education (...) This project enabled us to create and strengthen links between the teams, which is a real asset."


Meet the trainers

Brieuc Saffre circulab

Brieuc Saffré is a circular economy and innovation expert especially regarding circular and regenerative business models. He co-founded the Circulab agency in 2012, where he works with large corporations and public institutions. He is also a lecturer in the most recognized educational institutions of France and is the author of several books including Activate the circular economy.



fabrice sorin

After about fifteen years spent within purchasing, sales, operations, and management departments, Fabrice Sorin decided to undergo training in innovation and circular economy at the University of Bradford.

Now, he assists economic actors in their transition towards new business models. He helps them identify and implement systemic, innovative, and resilient value creation opportunities. His goal is to design business ecosystems that respect planetary limits and regenerate human and natural capital.



Justine Laurent circulab

Justine, the Managing Director of Circulab, has been guiding organizations in their business model transformation for about a decade. She works, in particular, alongside the City of Paris on reducing single-use plastic in various sectors such as tourism and food.

As the Pedagogical Manager of the ESSEC Global Circular Economy Chair and a speaker in various higher education institutions, she imparts her knowledge and experience through inspiring courses.




FOR teachers and students

We adapt our program to your needs

This training program is adaptable to your context, project, and challenges. Together, we can create customized learning modules tailored to your needs and the needs of your students.

Program master of Circular Design

This training program will enable your students to more easily grasp the principles of the circular economy, while providing them with the opportunity to apply these principles in their future activities.

  • Apply the Circulab method to a real world challenge or real business case

  • Learn how to apply systems thinking in your daily work with your stakeholders

  • Access to Circulab guides to design circular business models with your clients or students

  • 45 hours of training, i.e. a minimum of 4 hours per week over 8 weeks (videos + exercises)

  • Q&A sessions (45 - 60 minutes) via Zoom 

  • Access to training, resources and a dedicated forum for 1 year

  • Available online or on-site

From 1500 euros per person

more information about this program

Before developing a training program tailored to your needs, we would like to talk to you to find out more about your expectations and those of your students.

We will then design a program for you, as we did for IFA Paris, which wanted to train some of its students in the circular economy and Circulab tools. This training would enable the students to make use of the knowledge and skills provided to integrate them into their end-of-study project.

Find out more about the program here.

Our tools are free and available on our website. You can download them here.

Your students will be able to obtain full user guides for the tools so that they can incorporate them into their projects.

Last update 22/11/2023

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