Create business through circular design – Join a CIRCO track

What does circular economy mean in practice? What value can your business generate from being more circular? Which steps do you need to take to get there?

GIZ is bringing the internationally proven CIRCO methodology to Viet Nam and is looking for companies to take part in the very first tracks conducted by international experts in early 2024.

1st CIRCO Track in Hanoi:  1) Jan 4-12; 2) Jan 8-16; or 3) Jan 11-19, 2024 (tbd)

2nd CIRCO Track in HCMC: January to February 2024 (tbd)

What is the CIRCO methodology?

A CIRCO track usually consists of three one-day workshops with assignments and 1x1 calls in between. Further information is available on the CIRCO website.

DAY 1 – INITIATE: Delving deeper into the design principles of circular economy to identify loss of valuable materials in the business; thus, circular opportunities are revealed.

DAY 2 – IDEATE: Formulating circular value propositions and business models from the identified opportunities in Day 1.

DAY 3 – IMPLEMENT: Design implementation roadmap to bring circular propositions to market, participants pitching their plan to fellow trainees.

Why should your company enroll in these first CIRCO tracks in Viet Nam?

  1. Acquire internationally up-to-date know-how on circular design and business models.
  2. Identify new circular business opportunities through new value propositions and cost savings.
  3. Develop a roadmap to start the circular transition at your company in just a few days.
  4. Stay ahead of the curve in terms of market demands and upcoming regulations.
  5. Get exclusive, hands-on support from experienced, international trainers.

The first CIRCO tracks will be offered for free. Don’t miss this chance!

Who is the CIRCO methodology for?

  • Manufacturing companies (sectors such as plastics and packaging, electronics and batteries, textiles, agro-processing, construction material or others), or any company dealing with some sort of tangible products (such as gastronomy sector)
  • Companies of all sizes and from the entire the value chain
  • Companies intrigued to integrating circularity principles into their business

Per company two persons should participate: one from the business side with good understanding of the customers and another from the product design, engineering or supply chain side.

English skills are required for participation in the first two tracks in early 2024 with international expert trainers.

Further CIRCO tracks in Vietnamese will be offered throughout 2024 until early 2025. If you are interested to join a Vietnamese track please also register your interest through the form below.

How to join?
Register through the link by the 17th of December, 2023. First come, first serve!

If you would like to learn more, join us for an online info session through the link: Info Session for Businesses on the 30th of November 2023 at 3h00-4h00pm.

This measure is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and supported by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH – as part of the global programme “Go Circular”. Go Circular aims to support the transition to a Circular Economy (CE) at global level and in the three partner countries: Colombia, Ghana, and Viet Nam. The programme works in three priority areas: i) Promoting innovation, ii) Scaling up solutions, and iii) Action in global alliances. In Viet Nam, Go Circular works closely with the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) and the Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM) as key political partners. It aims to promote CE business models through support to the private sector and on relevant decrees and policy initiatives.


If you have any questions, please contact:

Vu Minh Nguyet, Senior Project Officer
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
T +84 (0) 24 323 73634, ext. 310
M +84 (0) 98 892 8573