About the tool
With the Circular Value Chain Roadmap, you can review the results of the former activities and create a roadmap, which can act as a basis for a project plan. The roadmap gives a picture of how to proceed with the implementation of your Circular Economy value chain.
How to apply the tool?
Step 1: Define the timeline
Agree on what SHORT, MEDIUM and LONG term means. Assign specific dates, months or years to the timeline, if possible.
Step 2: Add SHORT term actions
First, add the actions from the Experiment Design sheet, focusing on the 1-2 lowest fidelity prototypes. Review other Keystone Activity Cycles, and add experiments for these cycles if they need to be run together or in parallel. Add the goal of the activities, how they will be evaluated, what resources are needed, and who will provide them.
Step 3: Add MEDIUM & LONG term actions
Next, review the Best Practice Collection sheet and the improved Circular Value Chain Activity Cycle. Based on these, what other things need doing to ensure the success of the circular value chain? Add the goal of the activities, how they will be evaluated, what resources are needed, and who will provide them.
Step 4: Revisit the remaining opportunity clusters
Go back to the output from step 1.5: Opportunity Cluster Prioritisation. Will the creation of this circular value chain allow for capturing these other opportunities more easily? Discuss whether these opportunities should be kept in mind as part of the goal.
When to apply the tool?
The Circular Value Chain Roadmap should be used in the last phase of the process to help in establishing how the transition would happen and how to work with stakeholders.
The Circular Value Chain Roadmap is one of the tools presented in the CIRCit project to support various circular value chain configurations, seeking innovation through stakeholder collaboration (WB6).
Read more about the results of this focus area, explore other tools which can help in Collaborating and Networking for a Circular Economy and download the inspiring workbook here.