What’s This About?

Join us on 13 June as we rethink and redesign products for the circular economy. First, you’ll explore concepts such as Eco-Design, Distributed Manufacturing, Digital Fabrication and Re-Manufacturing. Then working in teams, put them into action by tearing-down common items and redesigning them. Did we mention you’ll have access to a fully equipped makerspace as well?

Come join us, it’ll be awesome! Proudly organized by Sustainable Living Lab (SL2) and Friends.

About OSCE Days

Open Source Circular Economy Days is a diverse & globally distributed event using Open Source methodology to build a Circular Economy.

Experts and innovators from the fields of open source hardware, software, data, design, circular economy, waste, resource management and the collaborative economy will work together, globally connected, in order to develop, exchange ideas and prototype systems, products and designs for an Open Source Circular Economy.


Where It’s At


Time Activity
0900 hrs  to 0930 hrs Introduction to the Circular Economy  – Eugene Tay of Green Future Solutions
 0930 hrs  to 1000 hrs Ecodesign for the Circular Economy – Lim Chee Koon, Innovation Director from Anthrolab. Chee Koon will covering design principles such as Cradle to Cradle, Biomimicry, Design for Sustainability/Disassembly/Remanufacturing/Recycling through material and product case studies.
1000 hrs  to 1100 hrs What Goes Into A Product? A breakdown exercise of common items to figure out how it was manufactured
1100 hrs  to 1600 hrs Hackathon Begins! Working in teams, redesign products (from a choice of 3 common items) for the circular economy!
1600 hrs  to 1700 hrs Demo – Show Your Work!
1700 hrs  to end After-Party @ Arab Street

What is the Circular Economy?

The circular economy is a term used to describe an economy that is, by design or intention, restorative. The circular economy is grounded in the study of feedback rich (non-linear) systems, particularly living systems. A major outcome of this is the notion of optimising systems rather than components, or the notion of ‘design for fit’. As a generic notion it draws from a number of more specific approaches including cradle to cradle, biomimicry, industrial ecology, and the ‘blue economy’.


What is Open Source?




SL2_logo-040714 Sustainable Living Lab (SL2) is a social enterprise and a social innovation lab that addresses sustainability objectives through purposeful making. A pioneer of the Maker Movement in Singapore, SL2 also started Singapore’s first Makerspace.

omg_full_logo OMG is a maker eco-system developer and what we bring to the table is the programming, content and community building activities that bring a space to life and create real opportunities for the people within.


CES logo Circular Economy Singapore is an informal network of individuals, businesses and organisations that support and embrace the concept and principles of the circular economy. We organise regular talks and networking sessions; share news and resources on the circular economy; and connect individuals, businesses and organisations to explore collaboration opportunities. sgmakersSG Makers Association is a not-for-profit organisation that represent Makers in advocating ‘bottom-up’ creativity and inventiveness by promoting technical, scientific, and artistic skills through encouraging creative, inventive and cultural expressions in Singapore. In addition, we hope to establish best practice framework for an emerging creative industry that is technological-centric through a tripartite network of citizens, companies and the government.

Veerappan Swaminathan is a pioneer of the maker movement in Singapore and currently leads the Sustainable Living Lab (SL2); a technology driven social innovation lab that engages in purposeful making to achieve social, environmental and economic sustainability goals. He is also a Director at OneMaker Group (OMG); a Maker ecosystem developer in Asia.

Eugene Tay is a sustainability and green media consultant who believes in spreading the environmental message, and inspiring and empowering others to take action. He is also the President of the Sharing Economy Association (Singapore) and the co-founder of Circular Economy Singapore.

Bhavani Prakash is a sustainability trainer, speaker, writer and entrepreneur who runs Green Collar Asia, an executive search green jobs portal, Green Collar Asia. She also runs a non-profit portal, Eco WALK the Talk which was nominated as a finalist in Singapore Environment Council’s Asia Journalim Awards 2012.

Nor Lastrina Binte Hamid works with Team Young NTUC 350 Singapore affinity group while maintaining her role as Singapore coordinator for the global 350 movement.


Kia Jie Hui is part of the Forum for The Future team, based in the Singapore Futures Centre, helping businesses to use trends, visions and scenarios to map their route to a sustainable future. She is also the co-founder of Save That Pen.

Host Venue




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