The project is a close cooperation between the Delft University of Technology and a number of renowned nationally and internationally operating businesses:
At the Delft University of Technology the project is being run by Conny Bakker and Marcel den Hollander, both members of the Design for Sustainability department of the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering.
The project is funded, as part of the Innovation-Oriented Research Programme ‘Integrated Product Creation and Realisation (IOP IPCR)’ by the Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation.
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Marcel den Hollander
'Products That Last' is about creating value propositions without producing more stuff. If products last longer, they can offer enhanced economic value.
The objective of the research project ‘Products that Last’, running from 2012 until 2015 at the Delft University of Technology, is to explore the critical success factors of business models that promote longer lasting products, in both B2B and B2C contexts. These success factors will be translated into a set of design tools for product life extension, and a case study book with 25 compelling cases.
In 2013 we will be posting the first results of the project!