project was coordinated by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Project leaders were Cees
van Halen and Hendrik Wiegand, supported by Peter Karsch and Marten Slagter.
two years of the MEPSS project, the project was split into three worklines, sub-coordinated
by work line leaders:
board of the Handbook
realisation of the Handbook, an editorial board was installed that consisted of Cees van
Halen (PwC/ PfI), Robert Wimmer(GrAT) and Carlo Vezzoli (Polimi). Native speaker check of the
Handbook was executed by Tim Cooper (SHU).
of the Handbook
of the introductory chapters was written by Cees van Halen and reviewed by Robert
of design line was co-ordinated by Carlo Vezzoli. Operative responsible have been
Dalia Sciama and Annamaria Formentini. For what concern specific parts:
The content of the Assessment work line was coordinated, and to a large extend
Mark Goedkoop and Carmen Alvarado from PRé consultants. Capucine Vayn and Jochen
Krimphoff from Ecobilan- PricewaterhouseCoopers Paris contributed much to the tool
descriptions and the decision tree, as well as the outline of the whole methodology. Ecobilan-
PricewaterhouseCoopers Paris also tested the methodology through casestudies with EDF, the
French electricity company and Parkersell a UK based provider of lighting solutions. Kai
Hockert developed the property rights analysis and contributed to the rebound analysis.
The content of the workline Success and Failure Factors was carried out under co- ordination and
operative responsibility of Robert Wimmer. Together with Lothar Rehse he wrote the parts for System
Analysis including the worksheets and the industrial case study AURO. Together with Filomena Grimaldi
(Polimi) he wrote the Stakeholder Involvement chapters, Marten Haage and Cees van Halen (both PwC)
were contributing to this contents. Wilma Aarts (ZHM) and Gerd Scholl (IOEW) provided the contents
for the chapters on consumer acceptance and the associated worksheets. Tim Cooper contributed with
consumer typology and regulatory issues.
Halen coordinated the realisation of the MEPSS Webtool. Technical realisation of this tool
was supported by Nathan Waelkens (Imigo), Marten Slagter (PwC) and Ronald Vijfhuizen and
Mathieu Mathieu van der Wal (aHa Web)
partners, subcontractors and peers
meetings and during the execution of the research active contribution was received
from all partners:
lifetime of the project, a large number of MEPSS partners meetings were organised. At
these meetings, project progress was discussed and methodological issues were solved.
of the Peer Group have given their input for the directions to be taken in MEPSS at three
meetings. A Peer Group member was provided by: 2.-0 LCA Consultants (DK), IVAM UvA (NL),
SERI (A), MOTOROLA (D), UNILEVER (NL), TNO (NL), Integral (NL), KIEM (NL), Technical University
Denmark (DK), SONY (D).
contributed to the activities of networking projects Pi-NET and SusproNet, clustering
initiatives that were supported by the EC to act as clusters for the individual PSS projects funded
under the Growth programme (Fifth Framework Programme). These clustering projects catalysed
the exchange of expertise on product-service systems for sustainable competitive growth.