A central objective of DiCE is to extend a product’s lifetime in the healthcare industry. The project will focus on testing and piloting solutions for a product’s end-of-life, taking into consideration the design, state of the art refurbishment, remanufacturing and recycling technology.
The product innovations developed by the project across eco-design, collection, and reverse logistics will be implemented, tested, and demonstrated in five healthcare systems through community-engaged pilots in Norway, Belgium, Slovenia, Spain, and Germany.
DURATION: 2022 – 2026
FOCUS AREA: Resource Circularity
FUNDED BY: European Union’s Horizon Europe programme
Creating a broad partnership with industry, academia,
and non-profits, DiCE aims to support the transition from a fragmented and linear “take-make-waste” business model towards a circular and sustainable one, allowing the reuse of products and recovery of components and raw materials.
With a truly holistic solution that involves all industry stakeholders as well as end-users, they will be focusing on four products, representing different issues: an ePaper label, a smart wearable sensor, a smart pill box, and an endo-cutter used in surgical procedure.