CIRCO Method now available through Singapore’s National Education Programme


Hewlett-Packard Singapore and the Singapore Institute of Management have partnered with SkillsFuture SG, Singapore’s National Education Programme for upskilling and continued learning, to uplevel the sustainable manufacturing and procurement capabilities in the country’s manufacturing industry with a new curriculum. The CIRCO Methodology training will feature as part of one of 15 courses in this curriculum.


The curriculum was developed by HP & SIM in support of a national movement to advance sustainable development in Singapore. This curriculum aims to upskill over 1,500 workers from 180 firms over the next three years.


CIRCO Hub Singapore will be running these sessions, providing CIRCO training, and mentorship to manufacturing companies as they develop proofs-of-concept to support their business transformations. This is the first time circular design and business modelling has been made accessible at this scale across an entire sector.


“The ‘HP-SIM Skillsfuture Queen Bee Programme’ makes the CIRCO methodology accessible to a wide range of businesses, and we are excited to welcome all learners to dive into circular design. I am very proud to be part of this programme. It allows us to support and guide the local manufacturing industry towards a more sustainable and circular operation.” – Karin Aue, Chemistry Singapore


CIRCO Hub Singapore is led by Chemistry, a B-Corp Certified strategic experience design consultancy specialising in human and planet-centred design. As certified facilitators for CIRCO, Chemistry leverages their expertise in strategic design to support and guide individuals, teams, and organisations in an accelerated push towards a circular business.


In addition to the collaboration with SIM as part of the HP Queen Bee Initiative, Chemistry also collaborates with the tertiary education institution, Nanyang Polytechnic, to offer CIRCO training to any interested local organisations and businesses. Chemistry has successfully conducted trainings with the Wildlife Reserves Singapore, local fashion brand Gin Lee, the DesignSingapore Council, and the Singapore Fashion Council.


“It is great that so many players in the value chain are using circular design to sustainably innovate the chain. These are exactly the initiatives CIRCO likes to facilitate helping both the sector and the planet move forward.” – Pieter van Os, Program Manager CIRCO International

About the HP-SIM SkillsFuture Queen Bee Program