Visibility of value networks for circularity and eco-efficiency (VIVACE)
Research Project, 2023 – 2025

The VIVACE project combines multiple perspectives to create a toolkit for circular and eco-efficient production. The project directly aims to support manufacturing companies in their sustainability journey.

The objectives are to:
- Develop a framework for production and supply network visibility
- Develop a practical toolkit to manage environmental performance at different levels
- Translate EU sustainability requirements into actionable KPIs
- Develop data models to improve resource efficiency and waste reduction in production and along supply chains

The project contributes to sustainable production (SDG12), climate action (SDG13), and sustainable industrialization (SDG9). The industrial impact relates to the four levels (product, supply chain, factory and process) and will be achieved through increased efficiency and circularity in manufacturing, as well as more durable products. The project will deliver wider societal impact through sustainability and cost assessments as well as skills and knowledge development for managers, workers and customers for sustainability transition in industry.

The project is divided into work packages that relate to different levels (scope of analysis) matching industrial needs: entire value chains and product life cycles, distribution chains, factories and manufacturing processes. For each level, industry-driven use cases will help develop data supported-solutions for eco-efficiency and circular economy. These solutions will form a scalable toolkit which will be shared beyond the project consortium and aim to create a long-lasting impact beyond the project lifetime. 


Mélanie Despeisse (contact)

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Production Systems

Tarun Agrawal

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management

Qi Fang

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Production Systems

Patrik Jonsson

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management

Ebru Turanoglu Bekar

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Production Systems


AB Hilmer Andersson

Åmotfors, Sweden

AB Volvo



Stockholm, Sweden

CAKE 0 Emission AB

Stockholm, Sweden

Chalmers University of Technology

Gothenburg, Sweden

Halmstad University

Halmstad, Sweden

Husqvarna AB

Huskvarna, Sweden

IKEA Purchasing services (Sweden) AB

Älmhult, Sweden

International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE)

Lund, Sweden

Luleå University of Technology

Luleå, Sweden

Norra Skog

Umeå, Sweden

Nudie Jeans AB

Göteborg, Sweden

Odette Sweden AB

Stockholm, Sweden

Rema Sawco AB

Linköping, Sweden

RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

Göteborg, Sweden

Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Stockholm, Sweden


Stockholm, Sweden

Scania CV AB

Södertälje, Sweden

Stenvalls Trä AB

Sikfors, Sweden

Tarkett AB


Voyado AB

Stockholm, Sweden


Vinnova, Formas, Energimyndigheten

Project ID: 2023-00868
Funding Chalmers participation during 2023–2025

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Sustainable development

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