In our quest to finding alternative business models for sustained economic competitiveness of our manufacturing industry, in the wake of dwindling resources and deteriorating environment- we started exploring the idea of resource reuse and its potential advantages for the manufacturing industry. We soon realised that the notion of circular systems has a potential to revolutionise manufacturing industry as it stands for an entirely new way of ‘doing business’. In fact, the idea of a start-up came up during one of our intensively engaging discussions. Hence, CirBES was born! With an engineering outlook to finding economically competitive and ecologically feasible solutions we proceed systematically; analysing each individual company and its entire manufacturing set-up in a system perspective- business model, product design, supply chain and IT infrastructure- we provide expert advice and support in enabling a smooth transition from linear to circular systems. In this ‘bottom-up’ approach we strengthen leadership and competitiveness in manufacturing industry.
CirBES operates as a ‘change agent’ supporting manufacturing industry to facilitate transitions from linear to circular systems. Our ambition is to provide end-to-end services in understanding needs, analysing potential and implementing solutions in going and growing circular.
Our vision of circular economy is a regenerative manufacturing industry where economic opportunities and prosperity is integrated with environmental sustainability.
We are engineering professionals from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm having backgrounds in manufacturing and sustainability. Research is both our profession and passion that has motivated us to rethink the role of manufacturing industry in socio-economic sustainability of our societies. We have been part of developing a new paradigm- Resource Conservative Manufacturing- a novel way of manufacturing. In this new systemic approach of resource conservation by design we aim to preserve our natural capital while increasing competitiveness and prosperity.
CirBES Founder Team
Dr. Michael Lieder
Dr. Farazee Asif
Creation of holistic solutions for the transition from linear to circular businesses together with our educational background, experience in research and above all innovative thinking towards transition scenarios is what sets us apart from the conventional strategy businesses.
We have knowledge and expertise in the following areas:
- Design strategies for circular products
- Supply chain management
- Life cycle assessment
- Sustainable development
- Project management
- Lean management
- Resource productivity assessment
- Business model innovation
- Information management