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.
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.
Bugaboo is developing a flexible leasing plan of their innovative pushchairs and strollers in combination with value creation through reuse and remanufacturing.
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.
Ellen MacArthur Foundation test out ResCoM serious game
Sep 30, 2016
ResCoM General Assembly and Advisory Board meetings take place in Cambridge
Jun 17, 2016
World Remanufacturing Summit 2016 to be held in May in Beijing
Apr 25, 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.