Cluster: Circular Products 4

In the light of the circular economy the platform has an important stimulating function to attract more consumers to buy reliable reusable consumer electronics.

In this project, you will focus on electronic waste (E-Waste). E-Waste describes discarded electrical or electronic devices, like washing machines and refrigerators. If possible, the reuse of electronic devices takes place in the same region. Key in this Smart Solutions project is the design of a prototype for a data-driven platform in the Cleantech Region, aiming at extending the lifespan of consumer electronics. A quality mark to be developed for reusable consumer electronics, a warranty period and a passport for consumer electronics should give consumers a strong signal that a reused electronic device is reliable.

During this project, you will build the data platform for reusable consumer electronics in the Cleantech Region according to the principles of Design Thinking and Scrum. You will design and build multiple prototypes of the Extended-Life platform and test them in practice. The provided test information will support you to improve the prototype. Furthermore, you will develop smart, intelligent process architecture to make the platform work and will provide insight into the reuse possibilities of collected consumer electronics, like reparation or refurbishment. Smart and fast testing of consumer electronics is an important point of attention here. You will also be challenged to develop innovative circular propositions that should invite and engage consumers to purchase reused consumer electronics.

Will you join us?