Major milestone for C-ECO's EU projects reached


The 18-month review period of C-ECO’s EU funded projects CarE-Service and ReCiPSS has ended in November 2019.

This being a major milestone in the projects progress, results will be presented and reviewed in dedicated meetings for each project by the European Commission supported by external experts. These meetings will be held in Brussels in February 2020.

During the meetings, all done and running activities and deliverables of the projects will be reviewed and critically questioned by the European commission, supported by external experts. Out of this, the project-partners will receive feedback to implement in the further course of the project. Preparation for this milestone has been started in the general-assembly meetings of the projects in October and November 2019 and still continuing. 

C-ECO will participate in both meetings and present the contribution to the projects activities and results. 

In ReCiPSS, this covers basically everything which has been done to prepare the start of the automotive demonstrator in 2020. That includes: interviews and co-creation-sessions with stakeholders in the automotive aftermarket, finding demo-users, business-model development and the development of the IT-platform capable to manage and transfer core-return-options among its users. 

In CarE-Service, the focus was on the business-model development, logistics and the IT-platform development. Here, the challenge was to develop a marketplace for used parts and materials of used electric vehicles. The marketplace is directly connected to the two dismantling and testing-trucks (smart mobile modules) that can travel to places where end-of-life electric-cars need to be treated.

The projects are running until 2021 and 2022. The consortium looks forward to the events to receive valuable feedback for the future work within ReCiPSS and CarE-Service.


General information about the projects 


The goal of the CarE-Service Project is to develop circular economy business models for innovative hybrid and electric mobility through advanced reuse and remanufacturing technologies and services. It is a 3-year project (until May 2021) aimed at finding solutions for the “end of life” situation of electric and hybrid electric vehicles (E&HEV).





The ReCiPSS (Resource-efficient Circular Product-Service Systems) project aims to explore success factors for circular manufacturing models at a large scale. Two industrial demonstrators of the Automotive and White Goods Industries are involved in the project and  will demonstrate the successful implementation of circular manufacturing systems where the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) is in full control of the entire product throughout all stages.

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These projects have received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 776577-2 and No 776851.