Digital technology plays a big role in our transition to a circular economy, which aims to make optimum use of resources within industries. Investing in innovation is good for the protection of the environment, and it also contributes to Europe’s competitiveness. The EU-funded DigiPrime project will develop the concept of a circular economy digital platform in order to create circular business models based on the data-enhanced recovery and reuse of functions and materials. Specifically, it will create and operate a federated model of digital platforms for cross-sector business in the circular economy. DigiPrime will be validated through several cross-sectoral pilots, further detailed in 20 use cases covering different European industrial sectors (automotive, renewable energy, electronics, textile, construction), and by additional pilots in new sectors, funded through an open call mechanism.

Consortium, coordination, funding

The ambitious objectives of DigiPrime will be accomplished by the fruitfull cooperation of a rich consortium. The DigiPrime consortium’s members have been selected to combine suitable S&T knowledge, industrial background, as well as capability to commercially exploit the outputs of this project. The DigiPrime consortium groups 36 European organizations that represent a variety of 6 different European manufacturing sectors, featuring the needed competence, complementarity and critical mass in terms of expertise and resources to ensure the achievement of the project goals and the impact of the project results at European level. It comprises 25 companies, 8 research centers and universities from 11 EU countries; the industrial part of the consortium includes 18 SMEs.

  • Coordinating institute: Politecnico di Milano (Italy).
  • Coordinator: Prof. Marcello Colledani, Mechanical Engineering department.
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  • Funding scheme: IA – Innovation action.
  • Programme and topic: H2020-EU.2.1.1. – INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP – Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies – Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). DT-ICT-07-2018-2019 – Digital Manufacturing Platforms for Connected Smart Factories.
  • Grant agreement ID: 873111.

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