Event: Circular Innovation Jam

Think you can help experts solve the problem of ocean plastic pollution in South and Southeast Asia? Join the conversation at a Circular Innovation Jam, coming this spring to 12 cities across 5 countries. These 48 hour-events hosted by The Incubation Network provide the opportunity for participants to collaborate and address local plastic waste management concerns with bold solutions that will be presented to a global network for consideration. Interested? Read more to find out how to register in your city!

Date published: 2020/03/04

Upcoming Locations and Dates


Surabaya: March 28 & 29 2020

Jakarta: March 28 & 29 2020

Bandung: April 4 &5 2020

Bali: May 2 & 3 2020


Bangalore: April 4 & 5 2020

Pune: April 25 & 26 2020


Hanoi: April 18 & 19 2020

Da Nang: May 9 & 10 2020

Ho Chi Minh City: May 16 & 17 2020

Philippines and Thailand

Manila: April 18 & 19 2020

Bangkok: April 25 & 26 2020

Register for all upcoming dates at the Circular Innovation Jam website.

About the Circular Innovation Jam

Taking place in 12 cities across 5 countries in South and Southeast Asia, the Circular Innovation Jam is a 48-hour ideation event that brings innovative minds together to learn about the circular economy and develop new solutions for local waste management and ocean plastic pollution.

Using design-thinking methodology, participants will undergo a structured process to learn about the issue of ocean plastic pollution and develop solutions that respond to local challenge statements developed by our partners related to waste management, recycling and the circular economy. These solutions will then be showcased to our global Network, with the top ideas receiving support from our incubation partners.

Why Attend a Jam?

The issue of ocean plastic pollution is a complex, systemic global issue that is felt locally in South and Southeast Asia, impacting the livelihoods of not only people who work closely with waste but everyday citizens and their industries.

Such complex challenges require diverse mindsets and expertise to solve them. The Circular Innovation Jam offers a platform for rapid collaboration and problem-solving among diverse participants within a local context.

These Jams invite problem-solving by local citizens, not just institutions, and seeks to design with the very people who know and interact with the issue.

Who Can Participate?

The challenge invites individuals and teams over the age of 18 with an interest or experience in circular economy and waste management & recycling to apply. 

As there are limited spaces, participants are required to apply before receiving confirmation of their place. Apply to participate here.

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