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Activating Circular Services in the Electric and Electronic Sector

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 776714

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 May 2018

  • End date

    30 April 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.5.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 034 707,31

  • EU contribution

    € 6 349 067,37

Coordinated by:

AIMPLAS - ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE MATERIALES PLASTICOS Y CONEXAS

Spain

Objective

C-SERVEES aims to boost a resource-efficient circular economy in the electrical and electronic (E&E) sector through the development, testing, validation and transfer of new circular economic business models (CEBMs) based on systemic eco-innovative services that include: (1) eco-leasing of EEE, (2) product customization, (3) improved WEEE management, and (4) ICT services to support the other eco-services. ICT tools (relying on QR codes) will be developed as the driver of the proposed eco-innovative services to take full advantage of the potential and synergies of two major revolutions of our time: the circular economy and the Industry 4.0. The project will thus contribute to transform the E&E sector into circular and 4.0, raising new opportunities for end-users (such as their involvement in design or the access to a product as a service) and for social and solidarity economy (conducted by NGOs, like EMAUS, which employ people at risk of social exclusion to repair and prepare WEEE for re-use). The techno-economic, environmental and social viability of the new CEBMs will be validated through demonstrations dealing with four target products belonging to different EEE categories: large household appliances, IT equipment, telecommunications equipment, and consumer equipment. These EEE categories together account for 77% of WEEE collected in the EU.
The project will result in an estimated economic benefit of 57.03 M€ over the period 2022-2026, which taking into account the project budget (8.03 M€) yields a ROI ~ 7.1. Specifically, the project will generate in the mid-term an economic benefit of 28.4 M€/year, with about 355 green employees (including direct and indirect jobs) and a total reduction of 2,620 tonnes CO2 eq/year.
C-SERVEES (10 Member States and Turkey, including industry, end-users and researchers, ensures that strategic, design and implementation decisions) will be in line with business realities and set the foundation for realistic market-ready solutions.

Coordinator

AIMPLAS - ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE MATERIALES PLASTICOS Y CONEXAS

Address

Calle Gustave Eiffel 4 Parque Tecnologico De Paterna
46980 Paterna Valencia

Spain

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 467 105

Participants (15)

FUNDACION GAIKER

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 345 360

LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 488 147,50

OSTERREICHISCHE GESELLSCHAFT FUR SYSTEM- UND AUTOMATISIERUNGSTECHNIK VEREIN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 499 500

LEXMARK INTERNATIONAL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 458 716,13

ADVA OPTICAL NETWORKING SE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 443 555

ARCELIK A.S.

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 703 062,50

D'APPOLONIA SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 477 487,50

EMAUS FUNDACION SOCIAL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 254 232,49

INDUMETAL RECYCLING, S.A.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 209 492,50

GREENTRONICS SRL

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 134 793,75

WASTE OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICAL EQUIPMENT FORUM AISBL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 376 562,50

CIRCULARISE BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 687 890

EXERGY LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 290 675

PARTICULA GROUP DRUSTVO S OGRANICENOM ODGOVORNOSCU ZA USLUGE

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 139 300

VERTECH GROUP

France

EU Contribution

€ 373 187,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 776714

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 May 2018

  • End date

    30 April 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.5.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 034 707,31

  • EU contribution

    € 6 349 067,37

Coordinated by:

AIMPLAS - ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE MATERIALES PLASTICOS Y CONEXAS

Spain