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Creating Business Through Circular Design Workshop

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“Creating Business Through Circular Design” was held on the 16th of November in collaboration with CIRCO and The Government of Netherlands, which is a pioneer in the field of circular economy.

The Consulate General of the Kingdom of Netherlands, organized a series of design events in Istanbul, presented as ‘Co-Design’ between 20 September- 20 November under the theme of “Designing Our Livable Cities Together". Within the program, a special workshop was organized by CIRCO for BCSD Turkey and TMM members.

The workshop was held in Palais de Hollande with the participation of The Consul General of the Kingdom of Netherlands, Bart van Bolhuis, BCSD Turkey team, CIRCO experts and TMM members.

 About CIRCO

CIRCO is a Dutch circular design program, helping companies to take the first step in the process for circular business.

CIRCO, is supported by the Government of Netherlands, providing circular design training programs to create circular products, services and business models for companies.

Participants from Turkey’s leading companies had the opportunity to learn the pressure cooker version of the “Creating Business Through Circular Design” methodology by the experienced instructors of CIRCO.

Some of the issues covered during the workshop were the role of product design in circular economy, how important it is and how it provides circularity in business. All participants had an opportunity to experience the required steps to apply CIRCO’s circular economy business models and design strategies for their own businesses and understand their role in the circular economy by practicing a re-design process of a product.

We would like to thank all TMM members who participated in this special event which is a rather short version of the original 3-day CIRCO methodology workshop.

For more information and news about circular economy please check out the TMM Website and follow our Linkedin, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter accounts.

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9:00 AM09:00

1st Steering Committee Meeting

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9.30-10.00         Registration

10.00-10.30      Opening Speeches

10.30- 11.30     Brief Information on TMM

11.30-11.45      Coffee Break    

11.45-12.45      Brainstorming Session and Q&A


The objective of the meeting was to bring all related parties around the table to discuss the Turkey Materials Marketplace Platform and how best it can be utilized.

30 people from 14 different institutions attended the meeting. 

The meeting started with welcoming speeches from EBRD and Ministry of Environment and Urbanisation (MoEU). Following the presentations from Konca Çalkıvik and Ferda Ulutaş for introducing TMM a brainstorming session took place.

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9:00 AM09:00

Turkey Materials Marketplace 2nd Network Meeting


BCSD Turkey invites all stakeholders, member companies and related parties to Turkey Materials Marketplace (TMM) Network Meeting on 7th December, 2017.

The program will start with opening speeches by BCSD Turkey and EBRD. Beside sharing success stories from across the world and practical examples from Turkey, two different workshops will be held. Keynote speech section will emphasize on Turkish legislations about circular economy and TMM intersections.

  • Date: Thursday, December 7th, 2017

  • Venue: Bosphorus University Alumni Association (BÜMED), Atatürk Hall

The program agenda is as following:  

09:00 – 09:45 Opening Speeches

- Canan ERCAN ÇELİK, BCSD Turkey

- Astrid MOTTA, EBRD Energy Efficiency and Climate Change Manager

09:45 – 10:15  A Circular Journey: Materials Marketplace

- Konca ÇALKIVİK, BCSD Turkey Executive Director

10:15 – 10:45   Good Practice Examples World Wide

- Andrew MANGAN, US BCSD Executive Director

10:45 – 11:30  Good Practice Examples from Turkey

- Ferda ULUTAŞ İŞEVİ, BCSD Turkey Project Consultant

11:30 – 11:45  Coffee Break

11:45 – 12:30   Parallel Sessions with Experts

12:30 – 13:30  Lunch

13:30- 14:00  Keynote Speech: Turkish legislations about circular economy and TMM intersections

14:00 – 15:00  Workshop – Synergy Opportunities Identification (*)

15:00 – 15:15 Workshop Outcomes and Closing Session

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