Modos - Circular Economy

Modus Circular Economy training

Modos - Training Programme


Learn how to make your business more successful and sustainable by implementing new and simple approaches on design and efficiency

Our global society and economy is not sustainable. Consumers and large Corporate supply chains now understand the challenges we’re facing – too much waste being generated, climate change is happening and there are not enough natural resources to meet the needs of a growing global population. Consumers and large Corporate supply chains are now demanding high quality goods and services that have been produced as efficiently as possible.

We want our economies and businesses to thrive. There is an approach to business, called the “Circular Economy” which encourages large and small businesses to look at their processes – from product design to how will the customer use and dispose of the product – in order to minimise consumption and waste at all stages. The circular approach focuses on how a business can grow and be successful by being more efficient and by using less resources

The MODOS programme will provide businesses with knowledge and skills that will allow them to create more value in their business. The MODOS programme will identify simple actions that businesses can take to be more efficient, which will ultimately make the business more profitability and successful.


Who Should Join this Programme?

This programme is open to all businesses who want to be more efficient but to get the most value from the programme we would like to hear from businesses that

  • Operate in the Dublin region.
  • Have at least 10 employees.
  • Have been in operation for at least 18 months.
  • Have control over your office and/or operational premises.
  • Have a fairly complex supply chain.

Business operating in all sectors and across all supply chains will benefit but we would love to see hear from companies that work the food industry, craft and design and retail sectors – as this builds on the existing strengths of Local Enterprise Office Dublin City.


 The Benefits to your Business

  • New Profit opportunities. Businesses that adopt circular – more efficient – approaches to business will generate more profit in several ways, including:
  • reduce material use, energy consumption and waste generation;
  • add value for customers thus retaining existing and winning new customers;
  • a more robust supply chain with greater assurance of access to raw materials.
  • Better Customer Relationships. One way to be more circular is to transition to business models that are based on service, leasing and rental, for example. These business models help create longer-term relationships between the customer and the business, and if the customer is satisfied they will remain loyal and become a brand ambassador for the business.
  • Better Company Profile. Businesses that adopt more efficient and circular practices will build their brand and reputation with existing customers and attract new customers.
  • Talent Development and Retention. Employees want to feel good about where they work. A business that is circular – that uses less resources and generates less waste – and thus makes a meaningful contribution to society will help attract and retain talent.
  • Networking. Meet and share best practice with like-minded businesses. Learn from industry experts and hear from larger corporates about what they are looking for in their supply chain.

What You Will Learn

The programme is 6 interactive workshops.

 Workshop 1 - What is the circular economy? What is the circular economy and how it can provide solutions and opportunities for business? We will explore the how value can be created in your business using the principles of the circular economy.

 Workshop 2 - Supply Chain, Logistics and Procurement. Businesses operate in large, global supply chains. Learn what larger corporates now require from their supply chain – and how to respond to these requirements.

 Workshop 3 - Resource Efficiency. Learn how to identify, track and reduce energy, water and waste in your business.

 Workshop 4 - Design Thinking. One of the best ways for a business to reduce its environmental impact is to simply eliminate unnecessary waste. Learn how to design for what your customer really needs, and in doing so solve real customer and environmental problems.

 Workshop 5 – Communications and Customer Engagement. There is no point having an innovative and sustainable business if you are not telling your customers about it. Learn how to engage with your existing customers and tell your story to engage new customers.

 Workshop 6 – Pitch Your Business Case



  • Participation fee is €150


Michela Ferrando, Economic Development Office, Dublin City Council



If you are interested in participating in the MODOS Training Programme please complete the application form at the following link Application deadline is set for the 2nd of April 2019. Companies will be notified with the result as soon as possible. The successful applicants will be provided with a link to pay the fee of €150 (which is heavily subsidised to encourage businesses to participate in this innovative training initiative).


This corporate training programme is an initiative of the Economic Development Office, Dublin City Council DCC) and the Eastern Midlands Waste Region Office (EMWRO), in collaboration with the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), Irish Business and Employers Confederation (Ibec), Clear Stream Solutions, The Impacter, Design Thinking Actionable and EcoMerit.