Development of the urban and industrial symbiosis in western Mälardalen
Journal article, 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

Product service systems

Industrial symbiosis

Regional innovation networks


Martin Kurdve

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management

Christina Jönsson

Swerea IVF AB

Ann-Sofie Granzell

Smart Planet Business AB

Procedia CIRP

2212-8271 (ISSN)

Vol. 73 96-101

Circular material flows

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

Subject Categories

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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