Digital Circular Economy: An Emerging Framework

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Researchers Sultan Cetin (TU Delft), Catherine De Wolf (ETH Zurich) and Nancy Bocken (Maastricht University), have developed a novel framework combining Circular Economy principles and life cycle stages of buildings, and mapped ten potentially enabling digital technologies.

These include:

  1. Additive/robotic manufacturing;
    1. Artificial intelligence; 
      1. Big data and analytics; 
        1. Blockchain technology; 
          1. Building information modelling; 
            1. Digital platforms/marketplaces; 
              1. Digital twins; 
                1. The geographical information system; 
                  1. Material passports/databanks; 
                    1. The internet of things.

Their framework can be used to create roadmaps or map your value network in your circular operations.
You can access their article freely.