Unlocking the potential of the circular manufacturing systems with integrated digital solutions.
Project DICIM: Digitalised value management for unlocking the potential of the circular manufacturing systems with integrated digital solutions.
The aim of the project is to bring about the development a full demonstrator of a set of integrated digital solutions that makes use of Internet of Things (IoT), Machine Learning (ML) based Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data, Image Processing and Augmented Reality (AR) to support different actors of the industrial value chain such as managers, engineers and operators in their decision making and to carry out value recovery activities for circular economy.
The integrated digital solutions include an open Access digital platform for lifecycle information management and support solutions for value recovery activities. DICIM project revolves around the value use and value recovery phases of the Circular Value Model (CVM) with the specific data, technology and the management needed to support its implementation.
In particular, it focuses on integrated digital solutions to enabling condition monitoring during the use phase, optimizing the reverse logistics, and achieving efficiency and responsiveness in the value recovery activities (i.e. collection, inspection, sorting, disassembly, testing and repairing/refurbishing/remanufacturing/recycling) to enable reuse of products, parts and materials.
The project aims to demonstrate integrated digital solutions in four use cases in three industrial sectors that represent over two thirds of the European Economy. They include whitegoods (i.e. refrigerators, washing machines), electronics (i.e. printers) and automotive. The impact is estimated in important gains such as increase in spare part recovery efficiency by 90% (which means 126,000 labor hours are saved for refrigerator demonstrator) and increase in spare part recovery rate by 20% (about 2,920 tons net material saving for washing machines and 6,000 tons for automotive).
This way, the project’s digital solutions aim at boosting new circular economy business models based on value recovery activities to sustain and encourage remanufacturing throughout Europe.
Our main tasks
- Development of open access product information management platform
- Development of circular integrated digital circular support solutions
ARCELIK | CECO - CIRCULAR ECONOMY SOLUTIONS | CHEMNITZ UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY | CROWDHELIX NETWORK | GORENJE | IDENER.AI | IRIS TECHNOLOGY | KTH ROYAL INSTITUTE | LEXMARK INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY | MASARYK UNIVERSITY | SIGNIFIKANT SVENSKA | UNIVERSITY OF LJUBLJANA
Start date – finish date
01 / 2023 - 12 / 2026
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement Nº 101091536