Created in ABN Amro or other underutilised real estate spaces across the country, HubHub provides a nesting ground to showcase and test out the PaaS proposition for neighbourhoods. Similar to a Share Cafe, except that the products on offer are owned by their original suppliers.
Key users or beneficiaries:
Piloted on students who require household appliances and tooling but don't have the capacity or desire to buy them, and are looking for shared spaces
Key partners or infrastructure needed:
- The providers of the tools and appliances
- The facilities manager
- Partner universities
This would encourage the ecosystem of PaaS, and provide transactional services to that end. Subscription models linked to student populations is a robust economic revenue stream. Environmentally, the same products will be utilised to their full capacity. Encourage shared spaces.
The first phase of this challenge looked at key opportunity areas, barriers to overcome, inspirational case studies, existing research, facts and figures, and other insights around the challenge. The Circle Economy team identified and clustered all submissions into key areas of opportunity that served to inspire and support the development of new solutions at the Beyond Next circularity festival. This is one of the solutions that came out of the event.