Use Case II
Sustainable manufacturing for electronics
In this use case we will develop different approaches for decreasing environmental footprint as well as specifying new end of life management routes. The pilots are transforming existing electronic products (wearables, automotive) into environmentally friendly alternatives while maintaining the device functionality, specifically focusing on utilization of bio-based materials together with sustainable manufacturing concepts.
Embedded electronics for EEG monitoring
Development of integrated wearable products with needed electronics in more efficient and sustainable ways for monitoring EEG. To reduce waste and increase functionality of the product / system by utilizing eco- /circular design, bio-based materials, and sustainable manufacturing.
PLUX, PIEP, VTT, SCR
- Sharing of bio-based materials up to 50%
- Replacement of subtractive manufacturing with additive manufacturing ≥ 50%
- Extending the product life cycle of the wearable by replacing parts and components ≥ 30%
Wearable health monitoring
This initiative aims to enhance the sustainability of single-use wearable health monitoring devices. It involves establishing lifecycle design practices, exploring eco-friendly materials (such as replacing silver with copper or carbon, and PET with paper), and designing connector-free electrodes for streamlined production. The project also advocates for sustainable manufacturing strategies. Ultimately, the goal is to create prototypes of more sustainable medical electrodes for ECG monitoring, aligning performance with ecological responsibility.
SCR, MOV, TER, UPM, TAU, VTT, EDI, CSEM
- Sustainability of the sustainable vs. current electrodes
- Functionality of the sustainable vs. current electrodes
- Shelf lifetime of the sustainable vs. current electrodes
- Price of the sustainable vs. current electrodes
Sustainable dashboard for automotive
The pilot introduces an advanced automotive dashboard that merges environmental sustainability and digital innovation. Through the integration of In-Mold Electronics technology, bio-based polycarbonate films, and alternative materials, it enhances user experience while adhering to green and circular design principles. Collaborative efforts focus on creating an eco-friendly architectural framework, evaluating bio-based materials, and showcasing an innovative and sustainable automotive control panel prototype. This initiative showcases the synergy of technology and environmental responsibility, providing a blueprint for more sustainable automotive solutions.
FAU, SYM, CEA, VTT, RISE, TNO, MIR
- Share of bio-based materials up to 50%
- Control panel weight reduction compared to conventional electronics up to 50%
- Reduction of energy consumption for manufacturing control panels up to 50%
- Capacitance standard deviation and luminance homogeneity deviation < 10%