Tailored professional training programmes, enabling enterpreneurs, managers and policy-makers to embrace circular business model innovation

What is Circular Business Academy

Circular business academy (CBA) stands for a comprehensive programme of professional education and training formats that help practitioners, entrepreneurs, experts and their organisations understand the opportunities and risks of the circular economy as well as the design tranformation processes in their respective organisations.

CBA equips them with the necessary tools to cope with the implementation challenges and accompanies them on their circular business transformation journey.

The cornerstones of our training approach are:

  • Knowledge:       Learn about economic, societal and environmental benefits of circular models
  • Skills:               Acquire complete practitioners toolkit for quick and efficient circular transition
  • Competences:    Develop step-by-step approach of transformation towards a circular business
  • Coaching:          Receive guidance and support of your circular transition

Formats of Circular Business Academy

Opportunity days

Full track CBA

Seminar & Workshops

For Startups

Tailored lectures


The Circular Triangle

A multi-layer systemic transition:

A journey through technological discontinuities, emerging regulatory issues, shift in fiscal (taxation), supply-side policies, targeted public investments and other incentives

Values and societal dynamics:

Stakeholder relationships; citize actions, aggregate consumer preferencies; industry relations and the future of work

Corporate transformation:

A circular business model (re)design; cross-industry value chains and cooperation; innovation management; acqusition of new competencies

Circularity Assessment Score

Engaged companies will receive an initial CBA Circularity Assessment Score* and a possibility to continue monitoring their progress.

Circularity Assessment Score (CAS) is based on an in-company business review and a questionnaire survey.
The survey enables to define the typology of the business transformation (profile gap), the type of the circular business model being pursued and the challenges ahead of the company.

*Circularity Assessment Score (CAS) is intellectual property of Gm.

International CBA Faculty

Lectures and project work is conducted by a selected speakers and advisors with early experience including members of the faculty, guest speakers and testimonials of best practices

Mag. Jurij Giacomelli

Founder, Giacomelli media

Circular economy business models design and transformation

Christiaan Kraaijenhagen

Inonnovation strategist Founder Innoboost

Implementing the circular transformation step by step

Mag. Karin Huber-Heim

Senior expert on social responsibility and stakeholder management

Sustainable development to circular economy; sust. reporting

Dr. Dragica Marinič

Head coordinator SRIP Circular Economy Networks

A network for transforming business models into circular

Mateja Mešl

director Paper and Pulp Institute

Best practice: invasive plants biomass regeneration into paper production

Dr. Slaven Mičković

Experienced risk manager

Risk assessment and mitigation in transiting towards the circular business models

Mirjana D. Perko

Incon d.o.o. Chairperson

Investor, senior financial executive Investing in the circular frontrunners

Tadeja Prosen

Giacomelli media Circular Business Academy Programme Manager

Circular econ. legislative framework

For whom?

The course is intended for professionals, interested and involved in a transition to a circular economy, either directly in their organisations, or with their partners upstream (suppliers) or downstream (buyers) the value chain.

Participants may assume a number of roles in the transformation process: executives and general managers, consultants, researchers, technology experts, communication and exploitation professionals, product and project managers or policy-makers.

Typical participants of the Circular Business Academy are senior representatives of company clusters from the industries that advance in circular transition, and other stakeholders, involved in strategic innovation and development partnerships as well as collaboration programmes.

What is in it for me?

  • New growth opportunities of circular economy

  • Circular portfolio analysis and circular self-assessment

  • Complete practitioners‘ toolkit for the circular business model transformation

  • Practical guidelines and hands-on assistance towards circular transformation

  • Identification and acquisition of new competencies for business model transformation

  • Understanding the nature of financing and options for circular models

  • Individual mentoring to support the process of implementation

  • Certificate “Circular Transformation Manager”


Welcome to join the change!


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