Development of the urban and industrial symbiosis in western Mälardalen
Paper in proceeding, 2018

From a product service systems business model development perspective, this paper presents a case study of Västra Mälardalens industrial symbiosis, its maturity level and potentials for further development. The status and potentials of the symbiosis network, based on a survey, interviews and workshops, together with background statistics, is used to evaluate the potential improvement areas and suggest future research. The study contributes with application of evaluation models and confirms earlier research and in addition suggests future research in the field. The Symbiosis network has potential to be acting as innovation catalyst supporting companies to go beyond core business development.

Sustainable industrial development

Industrial symbiosis

Product service systems

Regional innovation networks


Martin Kurdve


Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management

Christina Jönsson


Ann-Sofie Granzell

Smart Planet Business AB

Procedia CIRP

2212-8271 (ISSN)

Vol. 73 96-101

10th CIRP Conference on Industrial Product-Service Systems, CIRP IPS2 2018
Linköping, Sweden,

Circular material flows

Chalmers, 2017-08-21 -- 2019-08-21.

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Other Mechanical Engineering

Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified

Information Science

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Innovation and entrepreneurship

Areas of Advance




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