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A Framework for Pairing Circular Economy and IoT: IoT as an enabler of the Circular Economy circularity-by-design as an enabler for IoT (CE-IoT)

Objective

The overall aim of CE-IoT is to develop an innovative framework of interplay between Circular Economy and IoT, to explore novel ways in which this interaction can drastically change the nature of products, services, business models and ecosystems. The CE-IoT framework will be bi-dimensional and bi-directional in terms of circularity, aiming to develop (i) novel circular economy business models and service supply chains to unlock CE-IoT synergies in order to generate direct value for customers/end-users and augmenting resource productivity across economies by forming new ecosystems that eliminate both negative externalities and the need for considerable resources altogether, and (ii) open, circular-by-design IoT architecture, where “smart” IoT objects (e.g., sensors, devices, systems and components) are integrated in the IoT ecosystem through patterns with proven key circularity-enabling properties (scalable connectivity, end-to-end security/privacy, dependability and interoperability) to maximize IoT resource and data harvesting in a new breed of circular-by-design IoT ecosystems.
To achieve its overall aim, CE-IoT will undertake research and innovation activities to (i) establish a comprehensive framework with IoT as a key enabling and facilitating technology of the circular economy from a business perspective based on circular economy design patterns, (ii) to develop an open modular, circular-by-design IoT architecture based on IoT architectural design patterns and (iii) to integrate an overarching pattern-driven CE-IoT framework covering both business and technical aspects.
CE-IoT will carry out comprehensive evaluation of the CE-IoT framework covering business, technical and legal aspects through two demonstrators in the domains of telecommunication and cloud services and will create conditions for effectuating circular economy principles through seamless integration with IoT technology and to broaden the use of the CE-IoT framework.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/ecology/ecosystems
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/business model
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet/internet of things
  • /humanities/arts/architectural design

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2017
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

ECOLE NATIONALE DES PONTS ET CHAUSSEES
Address
Avenue Blaise Pascal-cite Descartes-champs-sur-marne 6-8
77455 Marne La Vallee Cedex 2
France
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 342 000

Participants (5)

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 270 000
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 324 000
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio
Activity type
Research Organisations
CABLENET COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS LTD
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 270 000
Address
41-49 Ay. Nicolau Street, Nimeli Court, Block A Engomi
2408 Nicosia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BLUESOFT SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 270 000
Address
Ul. Aleje Jerozolimskie Nr. 96
00 807 Warszawa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DELOITTE CONSULTING & ADVISORY
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 216 000
Address
Gateway Building Luchthaven Nationaal 1J
1930 Zaventem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)