As Circular X enters its second year, we look back to review (and celebrate!) the progress so far in our new first year project report.
Circular X - experimentation with circular business models
Project Circular X is about experimentation with circular service business models. It is an ambitious research project funded by the European Research Council (ERC) which supports top researchers from anywhere in the world. Project Circular X started on 1 June 2020 and will run for 5 years. The project is led by Principal Investigator Prof Dr Nancy Bocken, based at Maastricht Sustainability Institute (MSI) at the School of Business and Economics, Maastricht University. Through the research agenda, the aim is to facilitate a diverse range of organisations with the implementation of the circular economy. The project closely cooperates with organisations – from small start-ups to large multinationals - who want to innovate towards the circular economy.
The Boundary Tool is a process tool that helps businesses engage in multi-stakeholder collaboration for circular business model innovation by focusing on complementarities and mismatches in stakeholders’ identities, relations, competences and activities.