Circular business areas, Metropole region Rotterdam-The Hague
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.
Tags:circular / circular business area scan / circular residues app prototype / new business models / Rotterdam / Spaanse Polder
During the past years 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. In 2018 100%Zomer developed a model and tool to frame the route and steps for the transform various business areas into sustainable and circular places.The tool is developed for the Metropole Region Rotterdam The Hague to transform 300 business area’s.
When: January 2015- date
Who: Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie, Metropole Region Rotterdam The Hague, DCMR
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.There is an urgency to transform regular business area’s in sustainable-circular ones, no waste energy neutral as a start.
In 2018: March- date
A roadmap, steps and basic cost-value model developed by 100%Zomer to transform business areas in the Rotterdam-The Hague Metropole Region in sustainable-circular entities.
Expanding knowledge to other cities such as Utrecht.
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.