“Intelligent Assets: Unlocking the Circular Economy Potential‘ is a report produced by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in collaboration with the World Economic Forum, trying to reveal opportunities arising by the intersection of the circular economy and intelligent assets. These intelligent assets, regarded by many as the impending “fourth industrial revolution’, could possibly lead to the creation of large scale opportunities through their interplay with circular economy value drivers.
This report uses a collection of case studies and opinions coming from today’ s on-going developments regarding intelligent assets, in order to build a comprehensive argumentation. As stated in the report:
A first step towards creating and capturing value through the interplay between intelligent assets and circular economy principles involves increased cooperation between stakeholders within and across sectors (as well as between public and private sectors). If companies and policy-makers manage to identify and articulate the opportunities presented by the circular economy ‘“ and integrate them in their strategies or policies ‘“ the synergies created together with intelligent assets could indeed be instrumental for solving several of the core challenges of designing an economy that is truly restorative and regenerative.
Find the report here.