Circularity Acceleration Training 4.0


17th, 24th, 31st March & 7th April 2021


In the context of the transition to sustainable economic development, which is being acknowledged throughout the business world, increasingly reflected in consumer choices, and backed by new regulations and the European Green Deal, we wish to support SMEs in their endeavors towards more sustainable and circular products and services.

The training course consists of a circularity journey, introducing the concept of circularity, explaining the opportunities and challenges, the implications for business models, and various aspects of regulatory and financial nature, finally leading up to the identification of a focus area or pilot project, which participants present during the last session.

The CAT4.0 is part of the Interreg Alpine Space project Circular 4.0 and is co-organised by the Circular Business Academy (Gm), SRIP ToP run by the Institute Jožef Stefan, and the Tehnološki park Ljubljana. For this reason and thanks to the support given by the Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities and the European Union through the European Social Fund and Circular4.0 project, we are in the unique position to be able to offer the course free of charge.

For whom is this course intended?

We welcome participation of upper and middle management, including but not limited to transformation managers or HR managers of larger organisations.

The number of seats is limited. Registration is required here.

The course will take place online on 17th, 24th, 31st March and 7th April 2021 at 15.00 CET.

Please, do not hesitate to contact us for any questions you may have.

The workshops on 17th and 24 March 2021 are co-financed by the Republic of Slovenia and Eu under European Social Fund(ESF) while the workshops on 31st March and 7th April 2021 are co-financed by the Circular4.0 project.

Programme of the Circularity Acceleration Training 4.0

Part 1: 17th March, 15.00 – 17.00
15.00  Welcome & presentation of the course

15.20  Q&A
15.30  Understanding the process of business model transformation
16.30  Q&A
16.45  Circularity Assessment Score presentation & outlook
17.00  End Part 1

Part 2: 24th March, 15.00 – 17.00
15.00  Welcome and feedback on CAS

15.15  Tech readiness as an enabler for the circular transformation
15.35  Q&A
15.45  Increasing circularity – Unique Value Proposition reassessment
16.15  Choosing the transformation path to increase circularity potential
16.35  Q&A
16.50  Conclusion of the Initiation Workshops
17.00  End Part 2 

Part 3: 31st March, 15.00 – 18.00
15.00  Welcome

15.10  Governance, organisation, reporting and KPIs
15.30  Financing the circular transformation
16.15  Q&A
16.30  Break
16.45  Circular leadership issues – integrating the pilot – draft project plan
17.30  Q&A
17.45  Overview and guidelines for the presentation
18.00  End Part 3

Part 4: 7th April, 15.00 – 17.00
15.00  Welcome

15.15  Final transformation plan (project) presentation
16.45  Feedback and Q&A
17.00 End Part 4

Conference materials

Recordings of the seminars


Dogodek je sofinanciran s strani Republike Slovenije in Evropske unije iz Evropskega socialnega sklada.
The event is co-financed by the Republic of Slovenia and the EU under European Social Fund (ESF).
Projekt Circular4.0 sofinancira Evropski regionalni sklad preko programa Interreg Območje Alp.
Circular4.0 is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund through the Interreg Alpine Space programme.