The Circular Design alliance develops innovations in circular design education by fostering collaboration between academia, the public sector and business. An innovation ecosystem is being created to enable co-creation of knowledge and to accelerate the integration of research and innovation contributing to real changes. The alliance brings together partners from 8 different European countries (Belgium, Estonia, France, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Spain, UK) from higher education and vocational training institutions, to associations of municipalities and civic organisations, NGOs, companies, business incubators and accelerators active in the field of ecological transformation.