Co-creating the future to be
XLabs is a circular economy lab for businesses in the Auckland region.
It is the space to help businesses unlock innovation that addresses key challenges and leverages emerging opportunities using the following circular economy principles:
01. Design out waste
02. Keep materials in flow and in use
03. Regenerate natural resources
This is the place to be if you want to re-imagine and accelerate your future to be circular and access the potential $8.8billion opportunity^ identified for Auckland by transitioning to a circular economy.
Bring your team and work alongside circular experts, scientists, technologists and creative minds to solve your business challenge.
This will be your space to create change – with more collaborative collisions, more imaginative innovation and more tangible progress.
Welcome to XLabs –
New Zealand's first circular economy lab.
"Transitioning to the circular economy is one of the most important design challenges of our time"
TIM BROWN, CEO, IDEO
"If you think about starting a business today, designing a business around a circular economy philosophy, ultimately it’s going to give you better returns in the long run.”
DAVID NEINABER, OPERATIONS MANAGER, BARLOWORLD EQUIPMENT
"I'm excited about understanding different design options, and how we can break the mould in future -thinking to prioritise and bring that thinking forward."
NIC BISHOP, FISHER + PAYKEL HEALTHCARE
^In 2018, Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) worked with the Sustainable Business Network to quantify the economic opportunity a circular economy could represent for Auckland – a potential $6.3 –$8.8 billion in additional economic activity (alongside a 2700ktCO 2 reduction of carbon emissions) by 2030. Source: The Circular Opportunity for Auckland and how business can realise it’, by the Sustainable Business Network (SBN) in partnership with economic analysis by Sapere Research Group.