Circular Economy - an executive tool

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Coordinator KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLAN - Institutionen för Maskinkonstruktion/Integrerad produktutveckling
Funding from Vinnova SEK 500 000
Project duration April 2016 - August 2017
Status Completed
Venture Challenge-Driven Innovation – Stage 1 initiation
Call Challenge-Driven Innovation - Stage 1 Initiation 2016 (spring)

Purpose and goal

The project has been a prestudy with the longterm goal of developing a tool for identifying barriers / defining action plan for the execution of circular economics, ie support for companies to transit to a circular economy. Analysis and synthesis of participating companies have been satisfactory with comprehensive performance reporting. Furthermore, the study has taken important steps in a tool development with a conceptual model for analysis and change management, while corporate studies and world-wide analysis point to a need not meeting a new tool.

Expected results and effects

The study resulted in thorough analyzes of three companies, where they also carried out graduation work in the subject for extensive companies, with extensive reporting of their conditions. An increased awareness of the circular economy model, very low at the initial stage of the study, has been created alongside identified conditions / insufficient conditions for a transformation towards circular economics. The analysis points to other needs than tools and a commercialization of tools is not considered possible / appropriate.

Planned approach and implementation

The project was conducted in collaboration with three companies and included state-of-art studies and the review of needs and opportunities for further participation, this also with other companies. Interviews were conducted in partner companies, feedback on analyzes was given and discussions about possible continuations discussed. The results have been summarized in PPT material and presented at an academic conference (IPSS 2017). Analyzes and conclusions are also available in two degree projects carried out within the framework of the project.

The project description has been provided by the project members themselves and the text has not been looked at by our editors.

Last updated 25 November 2019

Reference number 2016-00423

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