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SERVICIZING POLICY FOR RESOURCE EFFICIENT ECONOMY

Objective

The aim of SPREE project is to identify potential Servicizing Policies and simulate their effect on absolute decoupling of economic growth and resource use, while achieving societal benefits. Servicizing Systems facilitate the transition from selling products to providing services. Except for ICT, these are still quite rare. SPREE is dedicated to promote the implementation of Servicizing Systems in 3 different sectors: water, mobility and agri-food.

We propose to use an advanced Agent Based Modelling (ABM) approach to structure and test options for Servicizing Systems and Policies. This provides a generic framework that allows exploring short and long term effects, and assessment of the 3 sectors in different countries. Based on the models' results and complementary qualitative analysis we will construct 'Servicizing Policy Packages' that take into account the environmental, economic and social dimensions and trade-offs between them. Thus, SPREE results will help to realize EU strategies particularly in the framework of EUROPE 2020.

Based on conceptualization of Servicizing Systems, we use existing instruments and develop new tools that fit into the evaluation of emerging Servicizing Systems and policies' effects. We define more suitable dynamic tools needed for ex-ante assessment of newly created supply chains that can emerge out of Servicizing activities. Using ABM, we demonstrate how Servicizing Systems develop and test outcomes of proposed policies on the creation of successful Servicizing opportunities leading to absolute decoupling.

The SPREE consortium consists of 10 partners from 7 different countries, and includes public bodies and research institutes to provide a sound base for both Servicizing Systems and Policy. The key deliverable is 'Servicizing Policy Packages' that exploit existing synergies to achieve a truly sustainable EU economy where economic growth is decoupled from environmental impact, society prospers and a global example is set.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2012-one-stage
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

Lietuvos mokslo taryba
Address
Gedimino 3
LT-01103 Vilnius
Lithuania
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 151 950
Administrative Contact
Ausra Vilutiene (Ms.)

Participants (9)

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 181 975,60
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Linda Pialek (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 259 587,25
Address
Stag Hill
GU2 7XH Guildford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maria Sega-Buhalis (Ms.)
MAX IV Laboratory, Lund University
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 220 800
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lena Neij (Prof.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 170 070
Address
Colexio De San Xerome Praza Do Obradoiro S/n
15782 Santiago De Compostela
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martin Cacheiro Martinez (Mr.)
SUOMEN YMPARISTOKESKUS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 176 595
Address
Latokartanonkaari 11
00790 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maria Koski (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 389 163,75
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Benito Minnella (Mr.)
JERUSALEM INSTITUTE FOR ISRAELI STUDIES
Israel
EU contribution
€ 370 521,60
Address
Radak 20
92186 Jerusalem
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Meir Krausz (Mr.)
TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY
Israel
EU contribution
€ 384 120
Address
Ramat Aviv
69978 Tel Aviv
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lea Pais (Ms.)
BEN-GURION UNIVERSITY OF THE NEGEV
Israel
EU contribution
€ 94 880
Address
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84105 Beer Sheva
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dori Schneider (Ms.)