The Telaketju network continues with two new projects
The Telaketju network continues with two new projects, PaaS Pilots project, started in the autumn of 2021 and Telavalue project, started in February 2022.
Value chains for sustainable production, use and cycles of Textiles (Telavalue)
The vision of Telavalue BF project is to solve sustainability and waste problems related to current textile system through circular economy. Telavalue is Business Finland Co-Innovation project which consists of the public research project and six company projects.
The main objectives of the public research project are
- to support and build value chains for sustainable production, use and cycles of textiles
- combine recycled and novel bio-based fibres as basis for sustainable Finnish textile production
- ensure efficient product use via circular design and novel business models
- ensure efficient textile material circulation via recycling of different kinds of discarded textiles from households as well as companies including also technical textiles
The themes of the project are, for example, sustainable and circular textile business, application of novel bio-based and recycled fibres in textile products, new circular business models, and material circularity.
The public research project carried out by VTT, LAB University of Applied Sciences and Turku University of Applied Sciences and funded by Business Finland and 17 companies and other organizations.
Telavalue project is directly linked to earlier Telaketju project and ExpandFibre ecosystem.
PaaS Pilots – Product as a Service pilots
The project PaaS Pilots – Product as a Service pilots aims to find out the features that make product as a service model attractive to customer and challenges concerning the implementation of such features. Product as a service model is one of the circular business models: instead of selling, the company leases the product for the customer, for example, in which case the customer is free from the responsibilities that come with the ownership, such as maintenance.
This is studied on the basis of earlier produced data and two pilots realized in this project. In addition, the pilots serve as examples of how the service can be implemented in practice.
The interesting aspects are, for example, importance of sustainability, affordability, easiness, proper product qualities and other values in connection with customer acceptance, and how they are taken into account in product and service design. The results will be shared openly mainly in English but there will also be a Finnish summary of the findings.
The project is carried by Turku University of Applied Sciences, VTT and LAB University of Applied Sciences and funded by Sitra.