The BlueCityLab is an innovation platform, providing spaces for co-creation and co-working, events, meetings, lectures, hackathons and space for experimentation including a laboratory for facilitating trials and demonstration projects for successful business models.
The Dutch ULL will test the potential for accelerating circular models for city or region-wide uptake using a generic method: "Acceleration Potential Mapping" (APM). APM includes actor networks and system analysis at local and regional scales, scenario building, and backcasting, delivering a stepwise procedure identifying acceleration potential and diffusion pathways. It entails building linkages to other innovative practices, from circular economy companies in Rotterdam harbour, to (peri-) urban farming initiatives: e.g. Nutrients, Energy and Water Management project and with larger existing businesses: e.g. energy companies Eneco and Engie, and water utility Evides. A framework to integrate the analysis of material flows, closed-loop commodity models and assessment of their diffusion potential does not exist.