The main limitation of the current Circular Economy model is that manufacturing and de-and remanufacturing operations are carried out independently, without sharing information and economic benefits; this issue can be overcome only by rethinking the current European industrial system into new collaborative and sustainable value networks.
The EU-funded DigiPrime Project has the scope to solve this current information asymmetry among value-chain stakeholders by providing secure access to material, component and product information, thus unlocking cross-sectorial circular value-chains.
The objective of DigiPrime will be achieved through the development of a digital platform that will unlock new circular business models based on the data-enhanced recovery and re-use of functions and materials from high value-added post-use products, with a cross-sectorial approach.
DigiPrime is being validated through several cross-sectoral pilots, further detailed in 20 use cases covering different European industrial sectors (automotive, renewable energy, electronics, textile, construction), and by additional pilots in new sectors, funded through an open call mechanism.
This project is coordinated by Università Politecnico di Milano and involves 36 partners from 12 countries.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme, DT-ICT-07-2018-2019 “Digital Manufacturing Platforms for Connected Smart Factories” topic, under Grant Agreement ID 873111
La SIA spa participates in the Digiprime project through its subsidiary 7 Consulting and through the BATMAN project (Bim-bAsed approach To sustainable, circular product lifecycle MANagement solutions)
The BATMAN project aims at bridging the gap between existing product lifecycle management solutions and models and the needs for a sustainable, circular production process of building prefabricated components by delivering a software module to gather, process and analyse process data to enhance production models within manufacturing value chains and enable circular and sustainable processes. The module will be validated leveraging the expertise of SEVEN in the exploitation of process data to improve existing physical and functional models for construction. This key objective can be broken down into several sub-objectives described below:
SO1: Define an interoperable framework for the creation of new physical, data-driven, and hybrid product models;
SO2: Deliver a product label-model integration tool (PLMI) prototype, leveraging the DigiPrime services, to enable the models creation within a specific use case;
SO3: Integrate the solution within the DigiPrime platform;
SO4: Test and validate the module with real data.