Methodologies

Guidelines to Circularity

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Circularity Assessment Methodology

"The key for Circularity"

Aim:

Methodology to develop a sustainability & circularity assessment for companies, products and processes oriented to their transformation towards the Circular Economy.

Added Value:

  • Structured procedure to assess the products and internal processes of a company as well as to identify opportunities of competitiveness towards the development of sustainable and Circular Economy-oriented products and services
  • Techniques and guidelines to assess product design and development processes, as well as to identify opportunities for recirculation of materials, resources and also waste valorization
  • Guidelines for identification of opportunities to develop circular business models
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Circularity Life Cycle Cost Assessment

"Ensuring Competitiveness in Circularity"

Aim:

Methodology to assess and calculate Life Cycle Cost (LCC) of products and services oriented to circular business models.

Added Value:

  • Evaluation techniques of product/service life cycle cost, to enable decision-making process to obtain the optimum technical solution
  • A cost structure tool based on the product/service technical variables defined within the design and development process
  • Visibility of the impact and variability of the different cost batches in LCC (environmental costs, manufacturing, transport, dismantling, etc)
  • Identifies the most influencing product/service technical variables, its variability and impact within the product/service LCC
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Sustainability-oriented Product Development Process

"The Guideline to build Sustainability"

Aim:

Methodology for the design and development of economical, social and environmentally sustainable products oriented to circular business models.

Added Value:

  • A Methodology and a structured process to ensure the development of the optimum technical solution to obtain a truly sustainable and competitive product on Quality, Cost and Delivery parameters.
  • Integration of Circular Economy concepts from early stages of the design and development process of the product/service
  • Guidelines to maximize efficiency in the exploitation and use of materials and resources (standardization, modularization, nutrients management strategy, etc
  • Guidelines to minimize waste generation and environmental impact and their derived costs towards a zero-waste product/service
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Circularity Canvas

"First step to Circularity"

Aim:

Methodology to develop a circular business idea from scratch, building a value proposition oriented to economical, social and environmentally sustainable products and services

Added Value:

  • Methodology and guidelines for the initial approach, design, testing and validation of a circular business model idea
  • An upgrade of the Business Model Canvas tool, customizing business model blocks to Circular Business Models (product value proposition, infrastructure, key partners, customers and finances)
  • Definition of structure of closed loop supply chains and of the different stakeholders all along the product/service life cycle
Circular Business Model Canvas
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REsourcEXchange

"Enabling resources exchange and recirculation via Industrial Symbiosis"

Aim:

Methodology to develop an industrial symbiosis to exchange materials and resources and to valorize waste among different companies, industrial areas and regions

Added Value:

  • Guidelines and techniques to identify and implement business opportunities to exchange materials and resources and valorize waste among companies
  • Guidelines to analize the sustainability of a region and to identify technology development lines towards its sustainable development