Circular Economy - an executive tool
|Coordinator||KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLAN - Institutionen för Maskinkonstruktion/Integrerad produktutveckling|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 500 000|
|Project duration||April 2016 - August 2017|
|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.