has been realised by a European research consortium in the context of research
project MEPSS, supported by the European Commission under the 5thFramework Programme for
of the MEPSS project
(‘Methodology for Product-service systems’) project aims to provide companies with a
methodology and toolkit to guide them in the process of developing and implementing a successful
and sustainable product- service system.
the methodology developed in MEPSS is usable for all companies with an active
interest in the development of product-service systems, regardless of size, current level of
involvement and the sector in which they operate.
developed and brought together methodologies in various fields of expertise that are
needed to develop, implement and monitor product- service systems. This handbook is the main
publication of the MEPSS project. In addition a MEPSS web tool has been realised that can be
utilised free through the internet.
fields of expertise covered in the MEPSS project are:
- PricewaterhouseCoopers –The Netherlands, Project coordinator
INDACO dept., Politecnico di Milano – Italy
- Econcept –Germany
/ Solutioning – France
Consultants – The Netherlands
- Ecobilan –France
- GrAT –Austria
Milieu Federatie – The Netherlands
für ökologische Wirtschaftsforschung –Germany
for Sustainable Consumption, Sheffield Hallam University – United Kingdom