r² workshop "Innovative Technologies and Services: Increasing Resource Efficiency through Integrated Product-Service Systems"

11.05.2011, Frankfurt am Main

The r² workshop "Innovative Technologies and Services: Increasing Resource Efficiency through Integrated Product-Service Systems" took place on 11 May 2011 in Frankfurt. The morning session concentrated on the concept of product-service systems and approaches to their economic assessment. This was then followed by a corporate contribution from Kaeser Compressors. This company already has years of experience with product-service systems.

In the afternoon the participants had the opportunity to analyze their own situation. A lively discussion ensued and concrete ideas for value added potentials of product-service systems – based on the participants‘ situation – were developed – and relevant opportunities and risks were debated. The economic potential for different scenarios was also demonstrated.

The participants particularly appreciated the exposure to a structured approach to the subject matter, the interactivity of the workshop and the introduction of approaches and methods across industries.

Contact

Dr. Magnus Fröhling
Karlsruhe Institute
of Technology (KIT)
Institute for Industrial Production (IIP)
Phone: +49 (0) 721 608-44400


Anja Degenhardt
Projektträger Jülich Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Zimmerstrasse 26-27
10969 Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49 30 20199-406

Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Fona - Research for Sustainability
Project Management Jülich - Research Centre Jülich
Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research