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Purpose and goal

Environmental sustainability and resource scarcities are urgent issues, and innovative w ays of providing products and services are needed. In light of a Circular Economy, Sw edish enterprises have yet to learn innovative w ays of design covering the product lifecycle and incorporating sustainability and resource issues based on system perspectives. This project aims at developing innovative support for Sw edish manufacturers to design products/services for resource efficiency and sustainability. By using the support, it also aims at developing three innovative solutions.

Results and expected effects

The project has three types of deliverables. 1) Softw are, w ith lifecycle and sustainability focus, for designing product/service including calculation of lifecycle cost for them. It is intended for broad industrial usage. 2) A guideline packaged w ith the softw are for designers regarding correlation betw een lifecycle cost driven designs and their impacts on environmental sustainability. 3) Three more sustainable solutions that are developed and offered to the markets individually by the partner manufacturers.

Approach and implementation

Linköping University is the project coordinator and provides expertise about Ecodesign, Product/Service System design, and Life Cycle Costing. Chalmers contributes by its expertise on Life Cycle Assessment. Maxiom co-develops the softw are based on its 25+ year experience as softw are developer, while Envac, Storbildsfabriken, and Jeltec co-develop innovative solutions.

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Topics

2030, Resource-efficient production

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Project time

2016-2019

Budget

10 059 341 kr

Funding

SIP Produktion2030