CIRCULAR CIRCUITS: designing electronic systems towards refurbish and repair
Closing material loops is gaining more importance worldwide. Particularly for metals this is the case, where most critical metals are used in electronics, one of the pillars of a high tech society. Closing the material loops means preventing materials use, re-use of products (via refurbishment for example), recycling and waste prevention in the end of life phase.
Our intention is to organize a NWO Perspectief proposal by setting up a consortium, along the entire chain, in order to realize technological, social and economic impact in making electronic circuits circular by addressing:
- Design strategies for the future
- Societal acceptance of refurbished products
- New (re-current) business models
- Waste prevention
The workshop is open for parties that play a role in electronic design, academia that investigate circularity, institutes that act in repair and refurbish and / or SME’s that challenge established supply chains. Currently interested are, among others: Signify, NXP, Nexperia, Teleplan, KPN, TU Delft, University of Twente.
The workshop will be held on Friday November 15th, 13:00 – 16:00h, TU Delft – 3ME
Details on the programme and the meeting location will be sent in due course.
For further questions, please contact M2i program manager Harald Kerp, firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: 06-25057505