Value networks are networks of businesses or other enterprises that generate economic value through dynamic exchange of resources or services. The circular economy requires systems level change, innovation, new skills, capabilities and economies of scale. Change on this scale is too big for even the most powerful multinationals to tackle alone. Building or developing value networks can help unlock the opportunity. The most successful circular approaches come from a network with aligned business models, and are often disruptive to current supply chains and deliver new benefits or propositions for the end customer.

 

Forum for the Future's work on value networks

To find out more about the concept of value networks, download this resource and worksheet from Forum for the Future who are championing the concept.

 

Building your value network with support from the KTN

The KTN have teamed up with Forum for the Future to help companies explore how value networks could help solve their circularity challenge. Find out what happened when companies tested these ideas in our workshop as part of the Ellen MacArthur Disruptive Innovation Festival.

If you need help from the KTN in growing your value network, get in touch.