The name off2off?
off2off was created in a dialogue, and it shall bring to mind:
- the circular business modell with a new market strategy similar B2B business to business. Public funds used for the purchase of materials, again gets to public funds for dissemination of those hidden functional surplus.
- office 2 office, information between different parts is changed and becomes visible for both
- “functional surplus”
In working with leftover things there is missing a good characterization of these existing resources, rather than to categorize them as “too good to be thrown away”. The concept off2off coined “the functional surplus”, ie things that can have a residual value / operation of a new user or in another area. With the concept we want to help organizations to manage their leftover things with a correct and relevant description and value.
- “off2off – for sustainable organizations”
off2off works with and for the creation of more sustainable organizations.
- “Recycling is failed reuse”
Today, the recycling industry a clear grasp of what happens to things that are left over, they are recycled. But here we have (hopefully) forgot some steps of reusing before recycling is the next solution. Ie recycling, the possibility then reuse fail!
March 30, 2010 the founder Fredrik Östlin got an idea in his daily work as head of aid operations in the county council of Värmland. He was at a meeting about the creating of national indicators, NYSAM, in Stockholm. On the train on the way home emailed Fredrik his idea to the Innovationsluss Vivan.
September 2011 the start of cleantech-/IT compant off2off took place, after undergoing an interesting ideadevelopmentprocess with efforts by Fastlane , Xmentor (Gull-Britt Eide) and Innovationssluss Vivans innovation advisors Mats Frid and Michael Gånheim.
November 2011 off2off takes place in Inova‘s business incubator.
December 2012 The City of Malmö signs agreement with off2off
May 2013 Malmö’s relay service Malvin launched.
The rest you can se at the news archive.