Circular is

the new linear


Something big is happening in Queensland this year.

There is a circular shift underway globally. Here in Queensland we are catalysing this shift by asking, what actions can Queensland take together today to manage the transition to the circular economy of tomorrow that provides all Queenslanders with an advantage? 

Welcome to the Circular Economy Lab.

The shift towards the circular economy

is the economic opportunity

of the century.

With issues of sustainability at the forefront of attention, there is a nationwide push to reform the current way of working to become more symbiotic, more circular.

Welcome to the Circular Economy Lab, an experimental and collaborative environment with a mission to accelerate the circular economy in Queensland. 

The Circular Economy Lab is a platform for multi-party innovation where 27 industry participants explore emerging opportunities and co-author circular solutions.

The Lab provides the innovation framework for key industry stakeholders to address entrenched industry challenges and capitalise on emerging opportunities.

What did the teams come up with?

We recorded the Lab journey and captured the outcomes in a report designed especially for you to and share with your friends. Go ahead and download it.

The Pitch Event

Lab teams pitch for investment

Five teams, five big projects, five minutes each. After ideating, prototyping and testing their concepts, the Lab teams all took the stage vying for investment from the circular seed fund, a pool of $100K provided by the Department of Environment and Science. Check out the team focus areas and projects below.

Certified and circular spaces

New ways to pack things

Connected, circular communities

Future of the food-agri value chain

Securing the digital-physical supply chain

Meet the designers, the advisors

the participants

Behind the Lab

Backed by the Department of Environment and Science, the Lab is the brainchild of Business Models Inc and Coreo.

The crew

The advisory board

You're in good company. This board of advisors has been hand selected and represent circular ambitions both local and internationally.

The board

The change-makers

Industry will lead the change. This cohort of participants is diverse and committed to accelerating the circular economy in Australia.

The Participants



25th February

Official Launch

29th April

Workshop 1: Build Understanding

14th May

Workshop 2: Ideation Session

27th May

Workshop 3: Prototyping and Validation

11th June

Workshop 4: Plan to scale

18th June

Pitch Event!