Pulse, circular business area app and scan prototyping
Superuse Studios and 100% Zomer started this circular project together in the business area of the Spaanse Polder Rotterdam. The original purpose was to develop a prototype of on- and offline marketplace services for various residues, called ‘PulsApp’. Business often has different residual flows of waste for example that cost them money. PulsApp can help in discovering their company waste streams and converting these into business opportunities. We also looked at flows such as; industrial waste products, dead stock, vacant space or getting more efficient passenger and freight transport. A ‘Puls Scout’ was part of the project. He acted as a business and residue stream offline connector in the Spaanse Polder.
Tags:circular / circular business area scan / circular residues app prototype / new business models / Rotterdam / Spaanse Polder
During the project we gathered also a lot of information on the ‘enabling environment’ to develop PulsApp in a business area. This was necessary for the commercial viability of such a circular marketplace. Superuse and 100% Zomer incorporated the Spaanse Polder lessons and lessons learned in other circular (mixed) business and residential areas.
When: January 2015-April 2016 (spin-off projects planned)
Who: Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie
Why: there is a need for more knowledge and tools to convert residual flows in circular new business models. To succeed in these goals more research is needed and new prototypes.
100% Zomer and Superuse co-developed together the strategic and communication framework and the implementation steps for the project.
100% Zomer and Superuse Studios gave the first presentation on a SME Business meeting in the Spaanse Polder.
100% Zomer co-designed a workshop program and communication for a group of SME’s from the Spaanse Polder.
100% Zomer advised on team co-operation and in and external cooperation in the project.
We got many insights in the circular business areas do’s and don’ts
100% Zomer advised on the website that was developed
100% Zomer advised on the role of the Pulse scout.
100% Zomer advised on the features of the business model of the prototype for Pulse Ap.
100% Zomer came up with the idea to develop the circular business area scan. The purpose of this scan is to pre-define the circular commercial viability of a business area. 100% co-developed the scan with Superuse Studios.