We have the privilege to meet so many amazing people from various cultures and backgrounds. They all have interesting and inspiring stories to tell from which we can learn and grow. We want to share this experience with you and also share some of our own stories on this platform.
Winner of the SDG Award 2023
On September 7th, 2023 Circleg accepted the SDG Award presented by the Swiss Green Economy Symposium. Circleg's activities positively impact 6 out of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) defined by the UN.
Product launch of the Circleg One
On October 17th 2023 we introduced the Circleg One to the world. The Circleg One is engineered to meet the unique needs and challenges faced by amputees in Africa, where access to advanced prosthetic technology has often been limited.
Express your beauty
The “Express Your Beauty” campaign is breaking down barriers and celebrating strength, joy and the beauty of amputees.
The power of one
With the BOLD MOVES campaign we celebrate people that dare to question the status quo and break new ground. Our Bold Moves Campaigner Monica Cipeletti had the chance to talk to Sriram Bharatam, a serial social entrepreneur and Founder of Kuza One. In this interview he talks about his personal journey and specifically invites us in the world of Kuza One.
Sailing the world for change
With the BOLD MOVES campaign we celebrate people that dare to question the status quo and break new ground. Flipflopi fit perfectly into this campaign by building the world's first sailing dhow made entirely from plastic waste in order to demonstrate against single-use plastic and bring awareness to this important topic. We talked with Rebecca Faber from Flipflopi about their visions, actions and bold moves.
It’s all about the how!
What an honour! At the beginning of 2022, we got the chance to present Circleg at the TedxDornbirn in Austria. The whole Circleg Team attended the event and Simon our speaker, inspired the audience from the very first words on.
A Matter of Perspective
With the BOLD MOVES campaign we celebrate people that dare to question the status quo and break new ground. Alex Munyambabazi had to be part of this campaign. His story and his work show in an impressive way that everything is a matter of perspective. A conversation about his life, his personal BOLD MOVES, and his vision for a more inclusive world.
Winner of the Design Preis Schweiz
On Friday, 5 November 2021, the Design Preis Schweiz Edition 21 awards ceremony took place in Langenthal. The biennial event was held for the 16th time and Circleg won the Design Preis in the Category «Going Circular Economy».
Changing the Image of Disability
With the BOLD MOVES campaign we celebrate people that dare to question the status quo and break new ground. Charlotte Kangume had to be part of this campaign. Through her daring activities as an activist for people with disabilities and people who have suffered sexual violence, she is truly a powerful ambassador for BOLD MOVES.
Our Bold Move
To kick off the BOLD MOVES campaign, we want to share the story of the development of Team Circleg. It is a story about trust, values, communication and about the rethinking of hierarchical structures. It is our personal #boldmove, with which we are creating a new way of working for ourselves that - so we believe - holds an enormous amount of potential for success.
Gold for Circleg
With Project Circleg we took part at Cybathlon 2020, a competition for novel assistive technologies. In the prosthetic leg race, our pilot Andre Frei completed the parkour with the Circleg Zero flawlessly and faster than all other teams winning gold for Team Circleg!
Innovation through Collaboration
A good example of the impact of fruitful collaborations between start-ups, research institutes and production companies is the interdisciplinary development process of the Circleg prosthesis. A story about successful collaborations with great innovation potential.
The critical mirror
Marc Grünenfelder is the mentor of Team Circleg, critically reflecting on our actions with his great experience and exertise. With his background as a lawyer and his experience on the corporate side, but especially because of his sharp and critical thinking he is a good fit for the Circleg team. We talked with Marc about his role, potential and challenges as well as his view on Circleg.
Design & Engineering Innovation
When the disciplines of design and engineering work together, great things can happen. This is demonstrated by the collaboration between Radiate Engineering & Design AG and Circleg. With their great expertise specifically in the field of simulation, Radiate supports Circleg in the development of the Circleg as a consulting partner. We talked with Timothy Habermacher about this collaboration, potential and innovation.
Beat Schwarzenbach is one of the two pilots for Team Circleg at the Cybathlon 2020, an international competition for assistive technologies. The Cybathlon was not the first competition Beat has participated in his life. As a three-time medal winner at the Paralympics, he has already demonstrated ambition and successful experience on the competition floor. This is Beat’s story.
Being a Circleg Pilot
Andre Frei is an above-knee amputee and our pilot at the Cybathlon 2020. For several months we have been training together for the competition, exchanging ideas and discussing future adjustments and optimisations of the Circleg prosthetic system.
Thomas and Martin are orthopaedic technicians and part of the extended Circleg team. They bring their extensive experience and expertise to the development process of the Circleg system and work with us to design a fitting process specifically tailored to the Circleg system.
How it started
The journey of Circleg started as an industrial design bachelor-degree project by Fabian Engel and Simon Oschwald at the Zurich University of the Arts in March 2018.