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Integrated software platform for Green ENgineering dESIgn and product sustainability

Objective

The project (36 months long) aims at developing a software engineering platform, called G.EN.ESI for eco-design and product sustainability of electronic and mechatronic products. G.EN.ESI is realized through a set of new tools that support designers’ choices from an environmental point of view. These tools allow to evaluate technical solutions in the early design phases and their impact on the whole product life cycle.

The platform is the physical implementation of a eco-design methodology that aims at three objectives: speed, diffusion, and usability. Firstly it allows a rapid environmental assessment of design choices since the early stages of conception and design. Secondly, it promotes both the diffusion of the principles and instruments of the eco-design and their usability in technical design departments. That is possible through the simplification of analysis technologies and their integration with traditional tools used in the process of product development.

The industrial field of reference, where the methodology and the tools are tested, regards small and large appliances. In terms of environmental impact all the phases of product life cycle (from production to disposal) are important and the parameters to be controlled at design time are several. Materials, processes, assembly methods, packaging, transport systems, geographical location of use and disassembly methods are just some of the elements that should be considered.

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2011-SMALL-5
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITA POLITECNICA DELLE MARCHE
Address
Piazza Roma 22
60121 Ancona
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 548 067
Administrative Contact
Michele Germani (Prof.)

Participants (7)

GRANTA DESIGN LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 697 500
Address
Clifton Road 62 Rustat House
CB1 7EG Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
James Goddin (Dr.)
FABER S.P.A.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 191 400
Address
Viale Xiii Luglio 160
60044 Fabriano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mario Cipriani (Dr.)
SIBUET SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 157 950
Address
Z A Lieu Dit La Grande Bellavarde
73390 Chamoux Sur Gelon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Corinne Maffei (Dr.)
BONFIGLIOLI VECTRON GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 187 140
Address
Europark Fichtenhain B6
47807 Krefeld
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Oscar Ferreira (Dr.)
AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 355 143
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
00196 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Paolo Masoni (Prof.)
UNIVERSITY OF BATH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 406 600
Address
Claverton Down
BA2 7AY Bath
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Chris Mcmahon (Prof.)
INSTITUT POLYTECHNIQUE DE GRENOBLE
France
EU contribution
€ 450 200
Address
Avenue Felix Viallet 46
38031 Grenoble Cedex 1
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Amandine Monin (Ms.)