The Value Chain - A logistic solution for Cradle to Cradle (C2C) products.


TheValueChain wants to provide a logistics solution for Cradle to Cradle (C2C) products. The basic idea of C2C products is to take into account an efficient dismantling of products in the early stages of the product design process. This enables the recovery of raw materials and components and reuse of these components in new products. This approach requires passive and active return logistics.

TheValueChain has some questions about maturity, functionality and possible business models for this concept.

In this project, MICT is responsible for the user research. More concretely, insights will be provided in:

  • important stakeholders in the value chain by means of an environmental scanning
  • potential end-users by means of in-depth interviews
  • expert users’ insights in the demonstrator by means of a panel discussion.

Duration of the project

The project runs from 01/07/2014 – 31/12/2015.

Staff involved

  • dr. Dimitri Schuurman
  • Karel Vandenbroucke

Financed by