UNIT OF COMPETENCE 6 – Circular Economy for Green Entrepreneurship


DESCRIPTION:

Circular Economy model offers an opportunity to reinvent economy, making it more sustainable and competitive. In this context, entrepreneurship, as a transversal competence, is keen to sustainable development and the demands of a proactive culture of innovation. This competence unit introduces the trainee to the concept of green entrepreneurship as one of the main engines towards a circular economy model. In this unit, the trainee will go through a set of learning scenarios in order to become aware of the importance of entrepreneurship competence, in general, and green entrepreneurship, in particular. The development of this awareness regarding the importance of the entrepreneurship spirit will be explored through a set of specific exercises that will challenge the learners to think as entrepreneurs, creating a proposal for a green business in the household appliances sector.

 

The Module has the following objectives:

  • Explain the concepts of circular economy, green entrepreneurship, green business, environmental creation value and eco-design;
  • Provide the steps required to create a Green Business Plan; 
  • Support the development of a green business in the household appliances sector.

 

DURATION OF THE MODULE 6:  13 hours

SUB UNIT 1 - Circular Economy and Green Entrepreneurship: principles and concepts

DURATION: 4 hours

 

DIDACTIC MATERIAL:

Unit6_Subunit1.pdf Unit6_Subunit1_Activity1.pdf Unit6_Subunit1_Activity2.pdf

 

Objetives:

  • Revise the concept and principles of Circular Economy and Linear Economy introduced in UC 1- Circular Economy Thinking;
  • Learn about the differences between the concepts of “Entrepreneurship” and “Green Entrepreneurship”;
  • Research for case studies and best practices related to “Green Entrepreneurship”;
  • Relate the concepts of “Circular Economy” and “Green Entrepreneurship”.

 

Learning Outcomes:

SKILLS COMPETENCE
  • Define the concepts of Circular Economy and Linear Economy;
  • Distinguish between the concepts of “Entrepreneurship” and “Green Entrepreneurship”;
  • Identify “Green Entrepreneurship” best practices and case studies.”
  • Demonstrate autonomy in researching information and gathering knowledge actively;
  • Demonstrate ability to organize information and distinguish the relevant information;
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and decision making competences.

 

ADDITIONAL MATERIAL:

 

SUGGESTED READINGS: N/A

 

SELF ASSESSMENT:

SUB UNIT 2 - How to create a Green Business Plan?

DURATION: 4 hours

 

DIDACTIC MATERIAL:

Unit6_Subunit2.pdf Unit6_Subunit2_Activity1.pdf Unit6_Subunit2_Activity2.pdf

 

Objetives:

  • Learn about the concepts of “Green Business”, “Environmental Creation Value” and “Eco-Design”;
  • Relate the concepts of “Sustainable development” and “Green Business”;
  • Analyse the steps required to create a Green Business Plan, using as reference model the “Handbook for Green Entrepreneurs in Mediterranean”;
  • Learn how to use a business model canvas;
  • Learn how to develop a Green business plan.

 

Learning Outcomes:

SKILLS COMPETENCE
  • Explain the concepts of “Green Business”, “Environmental Creation Value” and “Eco-Design”;
  • Relate Sustainable development and sustainable business;
  • Distinguish between “Business model canvas” and “Sustainable business model canvas”;
  • Develop a Green Business Plan.
  • Demonstrate autonomy in researching information and gathering knowledge actively;
  • Demonstrate ability to organize information and distinguish the relevant information;
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and decision making competences.

 

ADDITIONAL MATERIAL:

 

SUGGESTED READINGS: N/A

 

SELF ASSESSMENT:

SUB UNIT 3 - Presenting our Green Business Proposal
DURATION: 3 hours   DIDACTIC MATERIAL: Unit6_Subunit3.pdf Unit6_Subunit3_Activity1.pdf Unit6_Subunit3_Activity2.pdf   Objetives:
  • Finalise the development of the green business in the household appliances sector.
  • Present their green business proposal.
  • Have their work evaluated.
  Learning Outcomes:
SKILLS COMPETENCE
  • Recognise and value ideas for developing a Green Business;
  • Create a business idea using the green business canvas model;
  • Choose appropriate, effective ways to communicate with other and/or to audiences in diverse situations.
  • Demonstrate capacities of management in the implementation of business projects;
  • Mediate the relations between the different actors of a business project;
  • Demonstrate self-confidence and sense of initiative;
  • Demonstrate ethical and sustainable thinking;
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and decision making competences.
ADDITIONAL MATERIAL: N/A   SUGGESTED READINGS: N/A   SELF ASSESSMENT: N/A