Gorenje is exploring alternative business models for their washing machines including leasing plans or selling wash cycles instead of products, and additionally developing a parallel business of product returns for remanufacturing.
Bugaboo is developing a flexible leasing plan of their innovative pushchairs and strollers in combination with value creation through reuse and remanufacturing.
Loewe wants to increase the life of their products by turning televisions into entertainment platforms where maintenance and upgrade of the experience via ‘product features’ becomes the new key component of the business model.
tedrive wants to understand how new business models, product design, supply chain and IT solutions can increase the share of reuse of their steering equipment and optimise their remanufacturing operations.
ResCoM, which stands for Resource Conservative Manufacturing, is working to develop an innovative methodology and software platform for the industrial implementation of closed-loop manufacturing systems. It is co-funded by the European Commission and runs until autumn 2017. ResCoM will help designers and manufacturers understand how collection, remanufacturing and reuse of products can lead to more profitable, resource-efficient and resilient business practices compared to the current linear manufacturing system. The platform and methodology will be complemented by a series of industrial case studies that demonstrate the benefits of its application across various industries.
ResCoM features at Swedish Association for Sustainable Business conference
Feb 06, 2017
ResCoM consortium meet for 7th General Assembly
Dec 20, 2016
Ellen MacArthur Foundation test out ResCoM serious game
Sep 30, 2016
Our planet and our economy cannot survive if we continue with the 'take, make, use and throw away' approach. We need to retain precious resources and fully exploit all the economic value within them. The circular economy is about reducing waste and protecting the environment, but it is also about a profound transformation of the way our entire economy works. By rethinking the way we produce, work and buy we can generate new opportunities and create new jobs.
European Commission First Vice-President, Frans Timmermans, on the launch of the EU Circular Economy Package, December 2015
The ResCoM project comprises twelve organisations across research, industry and technology. Each partner brings their specialist focus to the project whilst collaborating closely to ensure an integrated approach is applied.