Activating Circular Services in the Electrical and Electronic Sector



Key points from the discussions


Final event “Paving the way for innovative Circular Economy products and services in the electronic and automotive sector: lessons learned and way forward”
An event by the H2020 C-SERVEES and ReCiPSS projects

The C-SERVEES (Activating Circular Services in the Electric and Electronic Sector) project is coming to its end and we hope you could join our hybrid Final Event and learn about our results on October 19. It was organised in collaboration with the H2020 ReCiPPS (Resource-efficient Circular Product-Service Systems) project and took place physically in Brussels and also virtually.
If you missed it, please watch the recording of the session to hear about our results and further challenges and opportunities for collaboration in this field.
The European Commission supports industry in large scale implementation of Circular Manufacturing Systems- A drive towards a stable circular economy.

Agenda         Presentations         Recording

Webinar “Circular Economy in practice in the Electric and Electronic sector”
September 14, 2022

The C-SERVEES project webinar “Circular Economy in practice in the Electric and Electronic sector” took place on September 14, from 10:30-12:00 (CEST). The webinar focused on the technological, business, environmental and social viability of the new business models, which have been validated through demonstrations of washing machines, TV-sets, printers & toner cartridges and ALM systems. Experts involved in the demonstrations of the business models reviewed the main findings and progress made.

Please access the recording of the session to take full advantage of the potential and synergies of two major revolutions of our time: the circular economy and Industry 4.0.

Presentations         Video

Webinar “How can ICT enable Circular Economy Business Models?”
May 11, 2022

The C-SERVEES project webinar “How can ICT enable Circular Economy Business Models?” took place on 11 May, from 10:30-12:30 (CEST). The webinar included presentations on the business models developed within the project and the supporting ICT tools for bidirectional, secure information exchange across the EEE value chain. The webinar provided the opportunity to learn first-hand how the CIRCULARISE digital information exchange platform works and how it enhances value chain transparency, it also highlighted how the RINA-C logistics tool has been developed to improve circularity and showed the audience how the platform of SOLTEL fosters public information exchange.

Please access the recording of the session to take full advantage of the potential and synergies of two major revolutions of our time: the circular economy and Industry 4.0.

Agenda         Presentations         Video

WEEE Forum Advisory Committee Webinar to APPLiA and DIGITALEUROPE
September 22, 2021, Online

The Circular Economic Business Models (CEBMs) were presented to the Advisory Committee of the WEEE Forum at an extra-ordinary session.

The Advisory Committee of the WEEE Forum is composed of Producer Responsibility Organisations as well as representatives of the European producer associations APPLiA and DIGITALEUROPE.

The extra-ordinary session had a dual focus, on the one hand, the application of the circular economy to the EEE sector and, on the other hand, how it fits into the EU's digital agenda. Thus, the nearly 30 attendees had the opportunity to learn about the progress and findings of C-SERVEES, as well as those of two other projects, KEEP, on traceability solution for electrical and electronic products and CircThread on building the digital thread for Circular Economy product, resource and service management.

H2020 projects workshop: “Innovative services and products for the circular economy”
February 11, 2020, Brussels, Belgium

The C-SERVEES project was presented in a panel discussion on innovative solutions for circular services and products with focus on EEE

The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) organised the workshop “Innovative services and products for the circular economy” on 11th of February in Brussels. Our colleague Enrique Moliner presented the C-SERVEES project in a panel focused on innovative solutions for services and products related to electrical and electronic equipment, which also counted on the participation of representatives of other related EU-funded projects (ReCiPSS and CIRC4LIFE). Several key topics were discussed during the panel like current trends, recent developments, opportunities and challenges for the circular economy in the electrical and electronic sector.

Sardinia 2019 - 17th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium”
September 30 – October 4, 2019, Sardinia, Italy

C-SERVEES partners organised the Workshop “WEEE - Circular economy opportunities”

The workshop was held in Sardinia (Italy) on 03 October 2019 within the framework of the 17th Symposium on Waste Management and Landfilling. Enrique Moliner (AIMPLAS) provided a general overview of the C-SERVEES project. Bernd Kopacek (SAT) presented some of the project progresses regarding the circular economy business models for the electrical & electronic sector. Patrick Carminati explained how circular economy is being implemented at Lexmark, as well as the role of Lexmark in the C-SERVEES project. Finally, Pascal Leroy (WEEE Forum) showed the main results from the C-SERVEES survey on opportunities and barriers to circular economy.

After that, the workshop continued with an open discussion with the audience around the central question: “Is circularity possible in the electronics sector?”. Key issues in circular economy business models were discussed, such as price signals and the market, design, consumption and production patterns, legislation and technology, among others.


Circular Economy Business Models (CEBMs) Working Group Workshop
January 30, 2019, Brussels, Belgium

C-SERVEES have held a workshop on Circular Economy Business Models

After several online meetings, the CEBMs Working Group of the C-SERVEES project have held today a technical workshop in Brussels to discuss in more detail the main aspects addressed in the online meetings. Work sessions organized and moderated by the team of Loughborough University have served to analyse and discuss in depth the different elements of CEBMs and their related opportunities and challenges. The contributions of partners and the consensus reached through debate will be used in the elaboration of a circular business reference model for the E&E sector.


Going Green - CARE INNOVATION 2018
November 26-29, 2018, Schoenbrunn Palace Conference Center, Vienna, Austria

The first C-SERVEES session took place at CARE INNOVATION 2018 (hosted by SAT). With a wide range of experts from industry (again more than 70%), academia, NGOs and policy the Going Green – CARE INNOVATION 2018 conference gave valuable insights how the electronics industry, science and policy approach the global challenges of circular economy, sustainability and climate change. Legislative actions, higher efficiency, less resource consumption, new approaches towards sustainable development and reuse were other key topics.

The C-SERVEES project organised a successful workshop at this event. The workshop, which attracted more than 50 key stakeholders in the EEE sector, posed the question: <“Is circularity possible in the EEE sector?”. Following project partners presentations (WEEE Forum, ADVA Optical, Loughborough University) attendees debated this question covering the areas of price, consumers, design, product lifespan and policy. There were interesting views expressed, some claiming that a tax on raw materials is absolutely key to driving circularity, others that the low cost of consumer EEE is a barrier to developing circular leasing models and a further view that it is too easy to blame consumer habits for the lack of circularity and it is up to manufacturers to develop and market attractive circular products. The consensus at the end of the discussion was that it is possible but it will require a lot of hard work and innovation at all points in the value chain. It was an excellent couple of hours of discussion and the C-SERVEES project got some useful viewpoints.

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement Nº 776714