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

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
Website: www.sustainably-smart.eu
Duration: 50 months
Start date: 01-09-2015
End date: 31-10-2019
Number of participants: 17
Total budget - EC contribution: 7005293 Euro - 6989278 Euro
Call topic: Re-use and re-manufacturing technologies and equipment for sustainable product lifecycle management (FoF.NMPB.2015.13)
Instrument: Collaborative project (generic)
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