Research Projects

DigiPrime

Digital Platform for Circular Economy in Cross-sectorial Sustainable Value Networks

Sector

Smart manufacturing

Product/Objective

The project aims to develop a new concept for a digital platform for the Circular Economy that overcomes information asymmetry among stakeholders in the value chain, in order to unlock new circular business models based on the data-enhanced recovery and re-use of functions and materials from high value-added post-use products with a cross-sectorial approach.

Services include:

  • the cross-sectoral dimension of value chains (de- and re-manufacturing-oriented product information management, product co-creation, life cycle assessment (LCA)-life cycle costing (LCC) for eco-design, demand-supply matching, sustainable value network and identification of reverse logistics barriers and legislative support);
  • the operational dimension (prediction of product conditions, decision support systems for de- and re-manufacturing, demand and supply forecasting, circular production planning and control, material testing and certification).

DigiPrime will be validated through six intersectoral pilots covering five European industrial sectors: automotive, renewable energy, electronics, textiles, construction.

Project Summary

DigiPrime will create and operate a federated model of digital platforms by developing reliable data sharing mechanisms and preserving the confidentiality of business-critical data, governed by smart contracts and using block-chain tracking.

Innovation

New concept for a digital platform for the Circular Economy that overcomes information asymmetry among stakeholders in the value chain.
New circular business models based on the data-enhanced recovery and re-use of functions and materials from high value-added post-use products with a cross-sector approach.

ES Role

EnginSoft is a leader in the formalization of specific use-cases for the services provided to pilot projects by digital platform software applications.
The company provides cutting-edge expertise in modeling, simulation and optimization for:

  • The development of a high-level simulation-optimization model to define the best configuration for reverse logistics in order to maximize the economic and environmental performance of the cross-sectorial value chain.
  • The implementation of a platform service to predict the conditions of post-use products prior to the de- and re-manufacturing processes.
  • The de- and re-manufacturing decision support system (DSS) to define the best circular economy strategy for specific post-use product conditions.
  • The development of a general dynamic modeling environment to assess the impact of the multi-sided, multi-user DigiPrime platform under uncertain conditions, taking into account the business models and value-chain interaction mechanisms.

Partners

POLITECNICO DI MILANO, ATLANTIS ENGINEERING AE, BALANCE TECHNOLOGY CONSULTING GMBH, BOSCH REXROTH AG, CENTRO TESSILE COTONIERO E ABBIGLIAMENTO SPA, CIRCULAR ECONOMY SOLUTIONS GMBH, COBAT SERVIZI , CONTINENTAL AG, DESIGNAUSTRIA (DA), E REPAIR SRL, EDAG ENGINEERING GMBH, ENGINSOFT SPA, ENGINSOFT TURKEY MUHENDISLIK YAZILIM TICARET LIMITED SIRKETI, ENVIROBAT ESPANA SL, EXTRA RED SRL, FLEXIS AG, FUNDACIÓN TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION, HOLONIX SRL– SPIN-OFF OF POLITECNICO DI MILANO, IDEA STRATEGISCHE ECONOMISCHE CONSULTING, INDRA SAS, INGENIERIA Y APLICACIONES SOLARES 2005 SL, INNOVA SRL, INOTEX SPOL SRO, KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE, KNORR-BREMSE SYSTEME FÜR NUTZFAHRZEUGE GMBH, LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET, MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA SZAMITASTECHNIKAI ES AUTOMATIZALASI KUTATOINTEZET, NTUA – NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS, PLASTIPOLIS, RESEARCH AND EDUCATION LABORATORY IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES, RIVIERASCA SPA, SAUBERMACHER DIENSTLEISTUNGS AG, SIEMENS GAMESA RENEWABLE ENERGY INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY S.L., SIMPLAN AG, TTS – TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER SYSTEMS SRL, UNIVERSITAT AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA, VELTHA IVZW

Funding Scheme

Funding Scheme Horizon2020 | Call identifier DT-ICT-07-2018-2019

DigiPrime

Project web site

Visit the website

Duration

48 months

Period

January 2020 - December 2023

Coordinator

Politecnico di Milano

Reference in EnginSoft

Marco Perillo - Marisa Zanotti

Partners Number

36

Ask the Expert

Contact us!

Contact our R&D team for any information.

Ask for information

Find out more

Some of our competences in research and technology transfer

Research project

ISAF

Integrated Smart Assembly Factory

The ISAF – Integrated Smart Assembly Factory – project was created to address the problem of joining two or more large parts/structures made of composite materials and therefore affected by the natural variability of the manufacturing process. The variability creates empty space (“gap”) between the parts of the joint .

Research project

SERENA

Development of zero- emission propulsion systems for general aviation

The SERENA project aims to develop a prototype propulsion system for a General Aviation-category aircraft based on hybrid power technologies (hydrogen-fueled cells, batteries, and super-capacitors).

Research project

TEMART

Tecnologie e materiali per la manifattura artistica i Beni Culturali l’arredo il decoro architettonico e urbano e il design del futuro

Il progetto “TEMART - Tecnologie e materiali per la manifattura artistica, i Beni Culturali, l’arredo, il decoro architettonico e urbano e il design del futuro” ha l’obiettivo di migliorare i prodotti dei settori citati (funzionalità ed estetica) mettendo a loro disposizione le diverse tecnologie che sono presenti nella RIR M3NET.