MSc. Konietzko, J.C.

PhD candidate Circular business model design
Department Design Engineering
Section Circular Product Design


Jan Konietzko is a PhD candidate at Delft University of Technology (NL) as part of a Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network “Circ€uit” - Circular European Economy Innovative Training Network” within the Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Commission. The goal of his research is to describe, analyse and design business model experiments that can trigger circular economy transitions, mostly at the level of the innovation ecosystem. Prior to his PhD, he worked in various roles to analyse the sustainability performance of firms. His background is in Sustainability Science and Economics. 


  • 2012 – 2015
    International Joint Master in Sustainable Development, Leipzig University, Graz University
  • 2008 – 2011
    BA European Studies (Minor: Entrepreneurship), Maastricht University


  • 2014 – 2016
    Junior Advisor, Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
  • Before
    Several roles in sustainability analysis of firms

Lectures and/or coaches students on

  • Circular economy
  • Business model design
  • Business model experimentation

Involved in research projects