The need for MATChE
The team behind both MATChE and ready2LOOP is the same. We are a group of DTU researchers, determined to help companies to successfully transition towards a Circular Economy.
We observed many companies being excited about Circular Economy and creating circular business models and pilot projects. However, many of these pilot projects failed, due to lack of readiness within their organisations.
Supported by the Danish Industry Foundation, the MATChE* platform was created on the basis of a project that set out to help manufacturing companies to assess and improve their readiness to transition to Circular Economy.
*MATChE = MAking the Transition to Circular Economy
But what was MATChE?
The MATChE platform was created as a science-based approach to help manufacturing companies to (i) assess their readiness according to eight circularity dimensions; (ii) plan and execute a transition process, to improved circularity; and (iii) assist the transition through the selection of tools and methods at key points in the process.
It was created for manufacturing companies, but many company types got hold of the platform and started using it too...
Expansion to other Value Chain layers
Even though MATChE was designed and operated with manufacturing companies in mind, many other company types also saw the need to check their circularity readiness. This was one important reason for us to create the new ready2LOOP platform, in order to ask the right readiness questions to the right company type - and to support with tools that are relevant for different parts of the value chain.
Our other reason to expand the platform was the recognition that no one company can achieve circularity alone; the whole value chain simply needs to be involved. We also learned that under 25% of the companies on the MATChE platform had even begun thinking about value chain collaboration for circularity, let alone begun reaching out across the value chain.
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The backbone of ready2LOOP
With one of their main focus areas being Sustainable Production, the Industry Foundation has the goal of supporting the Danish manufacturing sector to be the world's most sustainable.
The Foundation has been supporting our work on Circular Economy Readiness since ready2LOOP's predecessor project, MATChE.