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Designer, Entrepreneur and Activist Working on Circular Economy and Social Innovation

Jan Leyssens

Jan Leyssens
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Switchrs cofounder, Jan, is a designer, entrepreneur, and social activist who is passionate about the circular economy and social innovation. Jan is a strategic business designer who believes that only by looking at the underlying logic of our systems can we generate a structural change towards sustainability.

Jan is always seeking intersections between activism and entrepreneurship, technology, and society.

He has been working in the circular economy since 2013.

He was a member of the Plan C team, a transition network for sustainable material usage, collaborated with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, co-authored a European report on the role of plastics in the circular economy, and is the founder of the design agency Regenerative Design and the co-founder of the strategic innovation agency Switchrs.