About this idea

The Circular Economy Academy is a free mentoring and support programme that assists social enterprises and community organisations in any part of Ireland to move their activities towards sustainability and embrace the circular economy.

The Academy provides business support services built on the Rediscovery Centre’s vast knowledge of social enterprise development and design thinking concepts. The Rediscovery Centre is the National Centre for the Circular Economy in Ireland. The service of the Academy includes advice for start-up, circular business planning, development, funding, diversification, and training. The academy also supports organisations to replicate the Rediscovery Centre’s successful paint, furniture, fashion and furniture reuse initiatives. Each service is tailor-made to suit the needs of the participating organisation. The Circular Economy Academy also offers incubation and regional clinics.

The aim of the Circular Economy Academy is to facilitate Ireland’s transition to the Circular Economy through Collaboration, Inspiration & Education.


The Academy enable a network of circular economy businesses delivering services nationwide, maximising material reuse and preventing waste production. All Academy participants take part in an Annual Circular Economy showcase which takes place in July each year in Dublin.

Website: http://www.rediscoverycentre.ie