This REFLOW Academy course focuses on Circular Business Models in the context of circular and regenerative cities.
The 5-parts course offers an introduction to business models, defining the concept and its key elements. It introduces the concept of sustainable business models, showing the main differences and archetypes existing in this field. As Circular Business Models are a subset of sustainable business models, you will learn how to categorise circular business models based on their value creation dynamics. We will also provide you with a process and a set of tools to design circular business models from a top down perspective, starting from cities needs, as well as from a bottom-up perspective, looking at how existing businesses and start-ups can create new value propositions aiming at circular impact.
Lesson 1 provides you with basic knowledge around the concept of business model.
Lesson 2 introduces you to sustainable business models and its various archetypes.
Lesson 3 deep dives into circular business models and its value creation mechanisms.
Lesson 4 introduces a process to define circular value propositions starting from city challenges.
Lesson 5 details a step by step process to design circular business models using a portfolio of circular design tools.
Each lesson is complemented by additional resources (videos, podcasts, reports) to go deeper into the subject. A final quiz will also validate what you have learnt throughout the course! Let’s start!