Sustainable Smart Mobile Devices Lifecycles through Advanced Re-design, Reliability, and Re-use and Remanufacturing Technologies

Summary

sustainablySMART will make a change to the life cycle of mobile information and communication devices by developing new product design approaches (including enhanced end-of-life performance, re-use and re-manufacturing aspects; i.e. implementing “Design for a Circular Economy”) for smartphones and tablet computers on the product and printed circuit board level, and by new re-/de-manufacturing processes with improved resource efficiency through

  1. enhanced sorting capabilities and speed (optimized sorting efficiency),
  2. automated disassembly of mobile IT devices for extraction of reusable components / modules, better material separation and depollution of end-of-life devices (increase value creation out of discarded devices significantly to create an economic advantage over shredding processes), and
  3. high-quality performance testing (batteries) and rework (semiconductors and modules) of reusable components/modules (creating a market push for reusable parts through enhanced availability for repair and cascade reuse)
More information
Web resources: http://www.sustainably-smart.eu
https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/198769/factsheet/en
Start date: 01-09-2015
End date: 31-10-2019
Total budget - Public funding: 7 005 293,00 Euro - 6 989 278,00 Euro
Call topic: Re-use and re-manufacturing technologies and equipment for sustainable product lifecycle management (FoF.NMPB.2015.13)
Cordis data

Original description

sustainablySMART will make a change to the life cycle of mobile information and communication devices by developing new product design approaches (including enhanced end-of-life performance, re-use and re-manufacturing aspects; i.e. implementing “Design for a Circular Economy”) for smartphones and tablet computers on the product and printed circuit board level, and by new re-/de-manufacturing processes with improved resource efficiency through (1) enhanced sorting capabilities and speed (optimized sorting efficiency), (2) automated disassembly of mobile IT devices for extraction of reusable components / modules, better material separation and depollution of end-of-life devices (increase value creation out of discarded devices significantly to create an economic advantage over shredding processes), and (3) high-quality performance testing (batteries) and rework (semiconductors and modules) of reusable components/modules (creating a market push for reusable parts through enhanced availability for repair and cascade reuse)

Status

CLOSED

Call topic

FoF-13-2015

Update Date

07-11-2021
Location

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Customised products Resource efficient, sustainable products
Domain 2: Adaptive and smart manufacturing systems

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Field Device Work station Integration/ configuration of manufacturing systems Use-phase of manufacturing system (producing products) Product levels and life-cycle stages Product component Product module
Product Connected Products Product design/development Production engineering of product Production of product Product use phase After-use phase of product