Digital Product Passport

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Theme Driven



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Summary of the entity:

List institute, a digital systems’ expert. Based in Saclay (Paris region, France), List Institute is one of CEA Tech three technological research institutes constituting CEA technological Division. Dedicated to smart digital systems, our mission is to achieve technological development of excellence for our industrial partners and create value, with more than 200 industrial collaborations per year. List institute counts more than 750 partners and every year more than a 200 partnership activities are being conducted with French and foreign industrial companies on applied research projects in four main topics: Advanced Manufacturing, Embedded systems, Data intelligence and Health ionizing radiations

Summary of the challenge:

The goal is to help product designers and providers of product design technologies leverage manufacturing data to redefine the product designs toward circular economy.

Description of the challenge:

Stakeholders: Product designers 

Description: To revise the product design and supply chain, it is paramount to understand what materials are included in the product. The traceability of products and materials is complex and requires the collaboration of all the involved stakeholders, raising the data sharing problem. 

Therefore, they need to establish a secure database to exchange sensible data between raw materials producers and designers, all along the supply chain, which allows the free flow of all product data to redefine new circular supply chains. More concretely, there is a real need to have an interoperable product passport, which meets global standards to allow cross-sector data sharing.  In a context in which the different actors do not necessarily trust each other, there is a real trade-off between the quality and accessibility of the data to share and privacy and confidentiality issues. 

Data to be used

As discussed above, there are currently no open datasets specifically designed to be exploited under the Circular Economy paradigm. Candidates interested in working on this Theme are therefore encouraged to propose their own combinations of datasets from the REACH catalogue, open data and/or from self-identified data providers.

Expected outcomes:

To provide product designers with all the necessary information to revise product production toward a circular economy approach. 

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