M2i is co-hosting two workshops towards NWO Perspectief proposals: on November 15th M2i will co-host a workshop ‘Circular circuits’ and on November 20th M2i will co-host a workshop ‘Enlighten’

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, h.kerp@m2i.nl, phone: 06-25057505

ENLIGHTEN – Enabling Integrated Lightweight Structures In High Volumes
Thermoplastic composites (TPCs) are on the verge of unprecedented growth in structural applications in the aerospace sector likely to be followed by high volume automotive applications. While the manufacturing of individual parts is at a proper level of maturity, the integration and assembly of these parts is far less well developed. This urgently calls for rapid technology development in fusion bonding. This program will establish the principles for advanced assembly and integration manufacturing methods of TPC’s. (See the appendix for more information on the first ideas).

We seek for parties that play a role in development and/or application of thermoplastic composites and that are potentially interested to join this initiative. Currently interested are, among others: UT, TUD, TU/e, BMC and TPRC

At least 3 academic partners, 4 industrial partners, max. 4MEuro project size, 15% in-cash

Program design to be submitted by December 3rd, 2019, 14.00 CET and the full proposal in May 2020

The workshop will be held on Wednesday November 20th, 14:00 – 16:00, The Greenhouse, Croeselaan 16 in Utrecht.

For further questions, please contact M2i director programs Bert van Haastrecht, b.vanhaastrecht@m2i.nl, phone: 06-57291390