Victorian Circular Activator launch

Join the digital launch event for Victoria’s brand new, physical hub of all things circular.

Welcome to the Victorian Circular Activator (VCA): the brand new, beating heart of circular economic activity for our State.

Created in collaboration between Circular Economy Victoria, RMIT University, RMIT Activator, Swinburne Data for Social Good Cloud Innovation Centre, Planet Ark, City of Melbourne and others, the VCA is a physical space that supports the existing digital infrastructure underpinning circular innovation in Victoria.

Tune in to this digital launch event to hear the strategic plan for the VCA from the people that are bringing it to life. You’ll also have the chance to learn about circular initiatives that are underway and planned in Victoria, and join in the interactive live chat to have your questions answered.

Digital registrations will close during the day on Wednesday 28 April. If you miss out registering for a digital ticket, ensuring you receive an email with link to join, you can still join the livestream over on the Digital Hub. Set up a Digital Hub profile. 

Wed 28 April, 6pm 8pm


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Event Speakers

Magnus Moglia

Magnus Moglia is an Associate Professor at Swinburne University’s Centre for Urban Transitions. He joined Swinburne in 2020, after 19 years at CSIRO where he was researching sustainability transitions and climate adaptation in cities. He is a systems scientist with diverse interests, including in behaviour change, foresighting, and resilient infrastructure.

    Matthew Salier

    Matthew is the Director of RMIT Activator and the RMIT Cyber Ready Cloud Innovation Centre. He is passionate about helping people and businesses to thrive in a connected digital world. His key interests lie in cyber security innovation, scalable business models, the application of purpose and impact to new venture creation and the power of education delivered through innovative learning strategies.

      Sean O’Malley

      Dr Sean O’Malley is an ecologist by training but has spent most of his early working life as a research and development manager in a range of fast-moving consumer goods companies in local and international roles.  Sean joined Planet Ark in 2008 following a joint project with industry on bioplastics and composting.  Now heading up all things technical Sean has worked across all aspects of the business helping Planet Ark grow to its current status as Australia’s leading environmental behavioural change organisation.

        Sean Trewick

        Sean is an industrial engineer and community organiser. He has worked to build people focused strategies and lean driven operations for SME’s, multinationals and community groups in both Africa and Australia. Currently he is focused on helping to activate circular ecosystems in his role as President and CEO of Circular Economy Victoria.

          Usha Iyer-Raniga

          Professor Usha Iyer-Raniga is at the School of Property and Construction Management, RMIT University. Usha is co-leading the United Nations 10 Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (UN 10FYP SCP) aligned with Sustainable Development Goal 12. Usha is also leading The Circular Economy Hub (CEH) at RMIT, which is a cross-disciplinary, industry-engaged network of researchers and experts across the University working on cutting edge and innovative CE research across Australia and internationally. Their work supports RMIT as an industry leader in circular economy research at national and global forums

            Victoria Clarke

            Victoria Clarke currently works as Coordinator Circular Economy Partnerships with City of Melbourne. Victoria’s professional aim is to support the transition to a circular economy by bringing together industry, community and government and has delivered City of Melbourne’s Waste Minimisation and Innovation Fund in 2019 and 2021. When not working, you can find Victoria admiring the geology of Melbourne’s coastline.

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