New host department at Chalmers

Friday, 22 December, 2017

Swedish life cycle center has a history of more than 20 years and has become a credible, well known platform for life cycle experts in Sweden. It was founded as CPM in 1996 as a joint effort between Nutek (later VINNOVA), Chalmers University of Technology and a range of international companies. Over the years the center has had different partner constellations and different host departments, but the focus on applied life cycle thinking has remained its base. On January 1, 2018, it’s time for the center to move to a new department at Chalmers University of Technology.

Katarina Gårdfeldt, director of current host GMV, stresses the importance of the center:

“It has been an honor for Centre for Environment and Sustainability GMV, to host and collaborate with the Swedish Life Cycle Center, SLC. I have a huge trust in SLC with its technical secretariat, in leadership of Sara Palander, in its development and work as a neutral arena where partners have developed the trust needed in order to operate on a high collaborative lever, often referred to as ‘co-creation’ or ‘co-design’ of sustainable solutions.”

Katarina continues:

“The center has our fully support when needed for future development and challenges and we will continue to collaborate for a sustainable future with a circular economy and a sustainable consumption and production system.”

The move is part of a decision made by Chalmers’ principal and CEO, Stefan Bengtsson and the new hosting department will be Technology Management and Economics (TME).

“I see a well established and successful center in Swedish Life Cycle Center,” says Maria Elmquist, head of the department TME. “I am looking forward to welcoming the center to our department in January.”

The physical movement of the Swedish Life Cycle Center technical secretariat will be arranged in March/April.


Text: Ulrika Georgsson