Knowledge Hub - a wikipedia-style platform for the circular economy

19 Apr 2021
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In February, Circle Economy changed the way its Knowledge Hub platform works. The platform is a library for case studies on the circular economy, and now anyone can contribute to it.

What is it?

The initiative launched by Circle Economy aims to break down knowledge barriers to the circular economy transition. With an editing system similar to the one used by Wikipedia, the Hub now harnesses the collective power of circularity advocates worldwide and fosters the spirit of open collaboration that is so crucial to the transition to the circular economy. The platform enables anyone keen to contribute to the global transition to add and edit case studies in the library.

What can you do on the Knowledge Hub?

A circular economy case study to meet your needs

Whether you're looking for a case study to understand the circular economy or get inspiration for your next initiative, report, workshop or event, the Knowledge Hub is a great place to start looking.

Search and filter: Search and filter business and policy case studies by key elements of the circular economy, policy instrument, location, industry or impact.
Bookmark: Save interesting case studies and organise them in your personal space by bookmarking them.

Open and collaborative knowledge-sharing

The Knowledge Hub takes a page from Wikipedia's playbook and enables anyone to contribute and edit content in the library anywhere in the world.

Contribute: Add new case studies to the library.
Edit: Improve existing case studies in the library and update them by providing additional information, specifying achieved impact, adding pictures, correcting typos and more.

One shared library, tailored 'Collections'

"Collections" enable knowledge organisations to upload their case studies to the common Knowledge Hub library and to make them available to their audience - as well as to all global Knowledge Hub users - in a dedicated, branded environment.
"Collections" aim to remove the need for organisations to build stand-alone, siloed libraries on their website – so that knowledge can truly be shared.

To ensure the quality of the submitted content, circular economy and industry experts act as curators, reviewing and approving the case studies.