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Collaborate to thrive in the CEV ecosystem

CEV has been catalysing circular economy ecosystems for over 2 years within Victoria. Along with our collaboration partners, we aim to continue to bring people together to compound impact in pursuit of the transition to a more circular economy.

Embedding circular economy principles into current macro and micro systems requires a high level of collaboration and transparency. This paradigm shift is one of the strongest enablers to realising the full potential of a circular economy.

Find a way for you and your organisation to start collaborating in the emerging Australian circular economy ecosystem below!

Victoria

Victorian Circular Activator

The Victorian Circular Activator (VCA) is a circular innovation hub, currently in a pilot phase.​ The goal of the pilot project is to converge energy around the circular economy in Victoria and explore how best to convert good ideas into impactful action. This action oriented initiative compounds the impact of existing digital circular hubs and communities by providing a physical space for stakeholders from industry, government, academia, and the community to come together to catalyse innovation for the circular transition.

 

The VCA is currently convened by Circular Economy Victoria, hosted by RMIT Activator, and supported by RMIT, Swinburne, Planet Ark ACE Hub and City of Melbourne.

Goal

Consolidate circular capabilities to collaboratively solve problems

Status

Active

Stakeholders

Circular Economy Practitioners

Platform

Website and Email List

Circular Economy Business Innovation Centre

The Circular Economy Business Innovation Centre (CEBIC) is a virtual centre run by Sustainability Victoria under the Victorian Government's Recycling Victoria policy. The centre aims to brings diverse stakeholders together to respond to circular innovation challenges by fostering innovation and collaboration across supply chains and encouraging investment.

Circular Economy Victoria is proud to be an official collaboration partner of CEBIC.

Goal

Empower Victorians to reduce waste and increase jobs through the circular economy

Status

Active

Stakeholders

Businesses,

Industry Associations,

Research Organisations,
Local Governments,

Community Groups

Platform

Website, Mailing List, Grant Platform

Regional Innovation for a Circular Economy

Regional Innovation for a Circular Economy (RICE) is a newly formed not-for-profit association, that aims to catalyse circular innovation in regional areas around Victoria. RICE is currently run out of Geelong and is supported by a strong collaboration of regional partners including: Barwon South West Waste and Resource Recovery Group, Geelong Chamber of Commerce, Committee of Geelong, AusIndustry, Geelong Sustainability, and Circular Economy Victoria.

Goal

Drive circular innovation in regional areas

Status

Active

Stakeholders

Businesses,
Local Governments,

Community Groups

Platform

TBA

Regen Melbourne Network

Regen Melbourne is a network of organisations and individuals exploring new economic models for a post-COVID Melbourne. 

Goal

Create a strong narrative of 

regenerative practice

Status

Active

Stakeholders

Anyone interested in Circular Economy / Doughnut Economics

Platform

Slack

Circulating Meetup Group

Circulating is a connection point for those interested in sparking conversation and meeting like minded peers interested in circular innovation. It an inclusive group for those that sit at the intersection of design, technology, entrepreneurship and sustainability.

Goal

Bring people together to share knowledge

Status

On Hold - Covid

Stakeholders

Anyone interested in Circular Economy

Platform

Meetup

National

ACE Hub

The mission of the Australian Circular Economy Hub (ACE Hub) is to facilitate the transition to a circular economy in Australia. This can only be achieved with one of the most significant collaboration efforts ever undertaken. The ACE Hub aims to be the ‘one-stop shop' for all things circular in Australia – a platform for sharing information and inspiration, and for celebrating the efforts of all those working towards this vital transition.

Circular Economy Victoria is proud to be an official collaboration partner of the ACE Hub.

Goal

One-stop shop for all things CE related in Australia

Status

Active

Stakeholders

Anyone

Platform

Website, Mailing List,

Hivebrite Platform (TBA)

Local Government Circular Economy Network

The LGA CE Network is for local government officers responsible for leading and/or contributing to the delivery of circular economy initiatives and strategies within their municipality. This network includes officers from economic development/local economies, waste and environmental sustainability teams, as well as other Council officers as appropriate. 

The network meets every 6-8 weeks, with meetings hosted online by different Councils.

Goal

Share knowledge and support practical implementations of CE initiatives

Status

Active

Stakeholders

Local Government Officers

Platform

Mailing List

CEAus Slack Channel

The Circular Economy Australia workspace aims to connect the incredible individuals all over Australia already doing amazing work and enable those interested in this space to join this community.

 

Circular Economy Victoria actively supports this channel in order to help accelerate both conversation and action towards a Circular Economy in Australia!

Goal

Bring people together to share knowledge

Status

Active

Stakeholders

Anyone interested in Circular Economy

Platform

Slack

Understanding our roles in the economy

CEV uses the Embedded Economy diagram from Kate Raworth's Doughnut Economics to guide our ecosystem building work.

 

In this diagram, the economy is shown to be made up 4 key functions, or on an individual level, 4 key personas that we play based on our personal and professional lives.

STATE

Everyone working within a government or statutory body.

MARKET

Everyone working within private industry.

COMMONS

Everyone working within philanthropy, universities, charities, not-for-profits, or other non-government publicly funded organisations.

 

HOUSEHOLD

All of us as family members, friends, citizens and consumers.

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