Circular Economy Training Day



Discover how your organisation can grow its profits and win with purpose in a circular world.

Our 1 day interactive experience will show you a radical, restorative and regenerative approach to business.

Discover how to embrace disruption, enable technology and build agile and innovative teams.

  • See how circular economy is disrupting everything through innovative thinking

  • Experience and interact with the latest cutting-edge technology, including Artificial intelligence, Virtual Reality, 3D printing and more with Snepo (Fab Lab)

  • Discover, apply and practice innovation tools and techniques

  • Generate and map hundreds of new ideas

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the benefits of a circular economy for your organisation

  • Gain a deep insight into the opportunities of human and technical intelligence

  • Map hundreds of new ways to improve your organisation

Experience Objectives

  • Sensory and deeply immersive

  • Thought-provoking and creative 

  • Practical, applicable and purpose lead

Circular Economy Introduction Module (1 Day)

  • Circular Economy, case for innovation: A trillion dollar opportunity. What are the disruptions pushing change, how can intention accelerate innovation and what examples are proving successful within circular models.

  • Disruption and technology: presentation from Ben Moir, Founder and Director of Snepo Fab Lab, an organisation that is at the cutting edge of the latest technology and disruption of business.

  • Human and Technical intelligence: Discover the value, potential and limitations for both competencies. Learn how to create hundreds of ideas that are ethical, social and sustainably intended. 

  • Innovation in Action: a deeply interactive session. Spend time immersed in Snepo’s ‘Lab’, where you will get hands on experience with some of the latest technologies. Learn how you can quickly move from an idea to prototype, reimagine your organisation, its resources, teams and practices.

  • Accelerated feedback and Action Plan: Learn how to critique, iterate and improve your innovations for positive impact. Create a circular economy opportunity roadmap for your organisation with clear insight and planning to take action across your organisation.

1-DAY PROGRAM   |  October 30th, 2018

Our Facilitators

Candice Quartermain
Ben Moir

Candice Quartermain

Candice Quartermain has founded her own start-ups, has managed the future of innovation for global enterprises and is now taking center stage connecting industries and regenerative design with her organisation, Circular Economy Australia.

Founded in 2010, Circular Economy Australia seeks to push the nation into innovation superdrive and kick-start traditional businesses into Silicon Valley thinking. By moving away from the current take-make-throwaway model towards one of redesign-reuse-regenerate, Circular Economy Australia are pioneering how innovation can aid this transition.

Ben Moir

Ben Moir is the founding member of Snepo Research where for the last 12+ years he has used his diverse knowledge to design novel systems combining quirky hardware and bespoke software.

Formally trained as an Electrical Engineer, he brings to Snepo a commercial grounding but also likes to roll up his sleeves, taking a hands on approach to design and product development.

Ben’s latest endeavour is the setup of Sydney’s first Fab Lab. The Snepo Fab Lab provides widespread access to modern means for invention.

10 reasons you want to attend

  1. A genuinely fun day that will excite and delight your senses

  2. Play, make and experience technologies shaping our world

  3. Want to generate ideas fast and fearlessly

  4. Get a process that is easy to understand and use

  5. Curious to see how humans and technology can collaborate for good

  6. Want to reframe challenges into opportunities

  7. Need your team engaged and on the same page

  8. Looking to adopt a culture of innovation

  9. Interested to advance your skills and expertise

  10. Curious to see the future at work - the FabLab

Why Circular Economy

The Circular Economy challenges our take, make and throw away approach for one that is inspired by nature, driven by creativity and designed to be regenerative.

The Circular Economy is generating thousands of new jobs, creating huge investment and designing with a conscience. It is a $4.5 Trillion dollar global opportunity and a $26bn one in Australia. All we need to benefit is be open to rethinking the way we do things.

This training is designed for consultants, business owners, managers, entrepreneurs, educators, innovators, policy makers, local council and academics who want to use the principles of a Circular Economy to rapidly up-skill their knowledge, do work as a force for good and meet other like minded professionals.

Why participate

The cost of business is increasing. This is caused by how we manage our time and resources. From the materials we buy, the relationships we manage and the waste we create. Everything is interconnected and has an effect on how we perform.

In June 2018 the Australian Senate reported on the Waste and Recycling Industry in Australia, within this report, the Senate Committee recommended that

8.12 The committee is of the view that the Australian Government must act urgently to transition away from a linear economy to a circular economy which prioritises the collection, recovery and re-use of products, including within Australia. This transition must include a suite of regulatory and policy changes aimed at influencing behaviour, as well as investments in infrastructure and technology.

Attending this training will help you identify how to operate your organisation more efficiently and start to reap the associated financial rewards.

Training Location

What is a FabLab?

Fab labs provide widespread access to modern means for invention. They began as an outreach project from MIT's Center for Bits and Atoms (CBA). CBA assembled millions of dollars in machines for research in digital fabrication, ultimately aiming at developing programmable molecular assemblers that will be able to make almost anything. Fab labs fall between these extremes, comprising roughly fifty thousand dollars in equipment and materials that can be used today to do what will be possible with tomorrow's personal fabricators. Text courtesy of MIT's Center for Bits and Atoms.


Snepo FabLab is 200 square metres of dedicated space with a range of machines, tools and materials available. An interdisciplinary space designed to support commercial clients, entrepreneurs and students working with emerging technologies. We also have regular community open days to help facilitate the development of open source solutions with a particular focus on the local community.

Discover more on the FabLab website. 


The training day is $1,250pp which includes:-

  • Access to FabLab technology, including building kids and materials

  • Organic, local and seasonal food and drink including tea and coffee

  • Certificate of attendance, acknowledging commitment to educational learning

  • Online access to toolkit portal for PDF downloads

  • Roadmap and action plan, prioritised with collaborative feedback

  • Personal profile added as contributor to Circular Economy Australia website & publications

  • Organisational Profile added as contributor to Circular Economy Australia website & publications

  • Follow up consultation within the first month of training

Grants and payment plans

We proud ourselves on making our training accessible to everyone. Every training day seeks to bring a broad, diverse group of different thinkers together.

If you are an innovator, start up, not for profit, charity, community worker or academic? You may be eligible to attend our training days for a discounted rate.

Alternatively if you want to attend but wish to set up a payment plan to suit your needs, we can accommodate this for you.