Designing for a Circular Future

The globe on some grass with symbols of a circular economy

Join us for a panel discussion and morning tea and explore what a circular economy future will look like and how we will get there. 

This hybrid event will be held at the Peter Baume Building, a perfect venue for creative minds to come together and design for the future. How will waste streams be designed out and critical resources kept in closed-loop systems in future and how can researchers, industry and governments work together to make the change? Where will the capital investment come from to support this economy-wide transformation? What kinds of technologies are under development and how will they make it out of the lab and into society? 

Make new connections in the local region and join us on the journey to a circular economy.  

Panel members:

Keynote and panellist: Dr Heinz Schandl, CSIRO, Lead, Circular Economy for Missions Initiative
Panellist: Professor Penny Brothers, Director, Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University
Panellist: Nupur Khanna, Sustainability and Resource Recovery Coordinator, Icon Water
Panellist: Professor Owen Atkin, Director of Centre for Entrepreneurial Agri-Technology

Whether you're a designer, an innovator, an entrepreneur, researcher or member of industry, this event is for anyone passionate about creating a more sustainable future. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to make connections across the ACT sustainability landscape. At this event, we will garner interest in establishing an ongoing, ACT Circular Economy Network.

Mark your calendars for this exciting event at the Peter Baume Building #42a (Green Couch Room) and get ready to design for a circular future!

This event is made possible with the support of:

ANU Environmental Management Plan 

ANU Office of Research and Innovation Services

ANU Sustainable Development Goals Community of Practice

Questions? Please get in touch:

Please note this event is co-hosted by the ANU Business Development, ANU Environmental Management Plan Unit, and UNESCO Chair in Science Communication for the Public Good at ANU.