SmartPass: Digitalisation of three different value chains

Applied AI
Circular Economy
Circular design & Traceability
Create product passport prototypes for advanced digitalisation for three different product categories: Li-ion batteries, reusable LED lights and circular coated frying pans. The goal is to develop and evaluate digital product passports that manage the entire value chain for each category from manufacturing to recycling.

The project involves the creation of product passport prototypes for advanced digitalisation for three different product categories: Li-ion batteries, reusable LED lights and circular coated frying pans. The project aims to evaluate barriers and opportunities at different stages of the value chain in terms of sustainability, traceability, data security and interoperability. The goal is to develop and evaluate digital product passports that manage the entire value chain for each category from manufacturing to recycling.

The benefit of this project is the faster transformation of lessons learnt from the prototyping phase to the implementation of digital product passports. By identifying different difficulties and challenges in the value chain, these can be more easily overcome. As the project works across industries, the results will be utilised across disciplines in other industries.

The plan is to:

  1. Identify and map the respective value chains of the product categories, which includes tracking the journey of the products from component manufacturing to recycling.
  2. Develop a prototype of a digital product passport customised for each product category, which will facilitate traceability throughout the product’s life cycle.
  3. Evaluation of the tool, including assessing its effectiveness, identifying any barriers or challenges, and exploring the opportunities it can offer.

Facts
This is a Vinnova funded project with the following project partners Micropower, PLS Energy, ONEPan and Brighteco led by Chalmers Industriteknik.

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Hanna Persson

Business Development, Project Management, MSc

Sophie Charpentier

Project Manager, PhD

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