ABC: mechanisms for Access-Based Circularity in Sweden

Reference number
Coordinator KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLAN - Institutionen för Maskinkonstruktion/Integrerad produktutveckling
Funding from Vinnova SEK 995 000
Project duration December 2018 - March 2020
Status Ongoing
Venture Circular and biobased economy
Call Policy and behavioral issues for a biobased circular economy

Purpose and goal

The main goal of this project is to explore different stakeholders´ perspective on the transitioning to a shared economy. It has two specific objectives: - to identify barriers for both producers and consumers for an access-based and share based business and consumption practice; - to develop practical mechanisms that address the identified barriers.

Expected results and effects

An important result in the project will be the descriptions of mechanisms that partner organizations have found to be critical to them and that they apply or will apply. Mechanism may be methods, heuristics, principles or recommended approaches for driving a transition to a sharing economy, requiring new business models and new behavior among consumers. The long term effect will be that barriers can be overcome and that we as a society take critical steps towards a sharing economy.

Planned approach and implementation

In the first stage interviews in partner organizations will be conducted. These will serve the basis for a state-of-art analysis, that will be input to the design of workshops where researchers and companies co-create the mechanisms. In parallel to workshops more companies will be engaged in order to validate and further develop the mechanisms. Data will be scientifically analysed and extant theory will support analysis as well as synthesis of results.

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