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Develop sustainable and environmentally friendly products

Alcimed helps its clients in their eco-design strategies by re-thinking all of the steps during the life cycle of a product or a service in a more responsible and sustainable manner.

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    The challenges related to eco-design and eco-conception

    Despite the many advantages linked to ecological design, many companies are still hesitant to take the leap into sustainable product design. Indeed, there are numerous challenges to overcome in order to implement a green design approach.

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      How we support you in your projects related to eco-design

      Alcimed supports its clients in their projects aiming to reconcile innovation and sustainability. We position ourselves as partners in your ecodesign development, from the beginnings of your strategic planning to the market launch of your eco-designed products or services.

      We explore the subject of ecological design for our clients all over the world and across various sectors: healthcare, chemistry, materials, cosmetics, luxury, agri-food, energy, environment, mobility, aerospace and defense.

      Our team has developed a comprehensive 360° vision of ecological design, and of its challenges and impacts on the ecosystem across our different projects, whether it’s defining a strategy, creating an operational roadmap, carrying out benchmark studies, analyzing competition, performing analysis of the regulation, researching partners, developing go-to-market strategies, and other projects.

      The diversity of our clients, the geographic areas that we explore, and the types of projects we carry out give us a global and deep understanding of the problems that can arrive in the domain of ecodesign.

      Examples of recent projects carried out for our clients in eco-design

      • Creation of an ecodesign roadmap for an aerospace player

        We supported an aerospace player in defining their 5-year ecological design roadmap through two stages: a first inspirational step involving benchmarking with leading actors in the ecodesign field from other sectors, and a second step of identifying the best practices through a roundtable discussion with major players such as Stellantis, Alstom, and Schneider Electric.

        Through this project, our client found inspiration from other players in their market and could finalize a realistic roadmap adopted by all relevant stakeholders.

      • Design of sustainable digital solutions for an energy player

        We worked with a parts manufacturer on a project aiming to measure the environmental impact of creating a new software.

        Our team carried out analyses and investigations to define different scenarios, selected the most promising one, and designed an ecodesign plan to achieve the most sustainable tool possible.

        This project allowed our client to measure the impact of their future solution and to align their development teams on a concrete and realistic plan of action.

      • Identification and characterization of the impacts of eco-design on the ecosystem of a health player

        We supported a leading pharmaceutical player in a project aiming to study the impact of eco-designing their medications on their ecosystem (doctors, hospitals, pharmacists, patient associations, payers, regulators, etc).

        Through an in-depth external investigation, our team measured the impact of ecological design levers on the entire life cycle of our client’s products, and provided a set of recommendations on priority actions to be integrated in the short, medium, and long term, with the aim of transforming our client’s development strategy into a green design approach.

      • Elaboration of new services directly linked to eco-design

        In the framework of a diversification strategy, we supported an agri-food industry player in identifying potential new services they could offer in the field of green design.

        To do this, we conducted a first step of external inspiration by studying other actors from different sectors and their portfolio of solutions. With these benchmark cases, we co-created new potential offers with our client to grow their diversification strategy.

      • Identification and prioritisation of innovative solutions to reduce the environmental impact of packaging for an animal health company.

        An animal health company wanted to identify sustainable packaging solutions for its medicines in Europe and the United States.

        We began by mapping existing solutions and those under development in various industrial sectors, without setting any barriers. We then assessed all these solutions according to their technical feasibility and level of maturity. The solutions prioritised in collaboration with our client were then examined in greater depth, looking at their physical properties and environmental benefits. At the same time, interviews were conducted with veterinary associations to understand their needs in terms of packaging sustainability.

        By exploring these packaging solutions, some of which were highly innovative, we were able to create a shortlist of solutions for our customer to explore further.

      • Evaluation of the perception of external stakeholders on the subject of eco-designed medicines for a healthcare player

        A healthcare company wanted to analyse its ecosystem’s perception of eco-designed medicines in France, the United States and the Nordic countries.

        Firstly, we characterised the countries by assessing their sensitivity and maturity in terms of sustainability and the environment, in terms of their general policy and their objectives for the healthcare sector. Secondly, we interviewed seven types of stakeholder representative of the ecosystem in each country, to understand their expectations and receptiveness to the eco-design of medicines.

        In this way, we highlighted the key perspectives to be taken into account in terms of stakeholders’ needs, maturity, interests and constraints with regard to eco-design. This analysis helped our client to enrich its eco-design strategy and accelerate its implementation.

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