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Quadrupal Helix

FACET is connecting several stakeholders and experts around topics like renewable energy, resource & waste management, bio-based building, green roofs, joint-purchase, and sustainable packaging. The reason is two-fold: driving innovation is easier when working together and by connecting government, business, academia and civil society we strengthen our local economy.

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Value Chain Model

This model is developed within FACET based on the 9R-strategies and an example of a value chain used by the SITRA Fund in Finland[5]. The objectives were to create an attractive and fun working method for entrepreneurs to crystallize their ideas on paper and work together around these value chain models. At the same time, making sure the selected ideas have the ‘circular’ component in their DNA by using the 9R’s.

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9R-strategies explained

There exists a hierarchy of circularity strategies, different levels to reduce the consumption of natural resources and materials, and minimize the production of waste [1]. They can be ordered for priority according to their levels of circularity