Increased trade in recyclable plastic raw materials through price recommendation

Reference number
Coordinator Atomler AB
Funding from Vinnova SEK 286 471
Project duration August 2020 - November 2020
Status Completed
Venture Innovative Startups
Call Innovative Startups step 1 spring 2020

Purpose and goal

The project aimed to verify the hypothesis "that clear price information regarding materials can ease the discrepancy in material price expectations between buyers and sellers and thereby increase the amount of matches that lead to transaction on" The goal was to build, verify and visualized price recommendations for non-virgin plastic raw materials on the platform. All parts of the goal have been done and the hypothesis has been falsified.

Expected results and effects

The conclusion of the experiment is that general price recommendations do NOT increase the transaction volumes stipulated by our original hypothesis. More factors than material type, color and quality need to be represented in the price recommendation in order for such recommendations to be credibly indicative for the user.

Planned approach and implementation

Each part of the project has been completed on the basis of a thorough analysis and, where appropriate, several iterations with users of the price recommendation. The project has included the following parts: creation of project plan, hiring consultants, purchasing necessary licenses, analysis of price data, technical development of aggregator, survey to understand users´ need for information in price assessment, testing of prototypes of price recommendation, technical implementation and hypothesis testing through experiment with final version of price recommendation.

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Last updated 27 November 2020

Reference number 2020-01103

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