Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

Jan Leyssens

Jan Leyssens

Position: Co-founder, switchrs

Country: Belgium


Jan is a designer, entrepreneur and activist focussing on circular economy and social innovation. He is the founder of the design agency Regenerative Design and co-founder of the strategic innovation agency switchrs.

He was one of the team-members of Plan C, a transition network for sustainable material usage. He worked together with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, co-authored on a European report on the role of plastics in the circular economy,
As a strategic business designer, Jan is convinced that a structural shift towards sustainability can only be created if by daring to look at the underlying logic of our systems.

Jan is constantly looking for the overlap between activism and entrepreneurship, technology and society.