Potential of the Industrial Collaborative Economy (WICE)
In Germany, a new sharing economy has emerged, and with it new “Business-to-Consumer“ (B2C) models and “Consumer-to-Consumer“ (C2C) models, all of which are based on innovative forms of property rights and usage models. The next step on the growth trajectory of the sharing economy is the “Business-to-Business (B2B)“ model. New forms of usage and property rights are the driver of this new “Industrial Collaborative Economy.” New service concepts and forms of contracting, such as chemicals leasing or machine leasing, are seen as a main driver of growth, innovation and sustainability for businesses and society alike. To date, however, the prevalence of these new business models is still limited. With the trend towards digitalization of the economy, however, it is expected that the diffusion of the new usage and property rights models will experience a decisive push.