Ecosystems for Extended-lifetime of End-of-Use Electrical and Electron

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E6  =  Ecosystems for Extended-lifetime of End-of-Use Electrical and Electron
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Project Status: Live Project
Project Leader: Leah Ryan
EU Programme: North West Europe 2021 - 2027
Project Budget:  €8,150,000
Start Date:  Nov, 2023
Finish Date:  Feb, 2027
Project Website:  Coming soon!
The aim of the project is to:

Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) is still growing fast in North-West Europe (NWE), mainly because life-cycles become shorter. A systemic change is needed. In this project we pilot RRR ecosystems in 6 regions across NWE, with the objective to increase the regions’ capacities to manage EEE reuse, repair and refurbishment. E6 focuses on the (physical and digital) infrastructure to provide low-threshold support for citizens and to facilitate a new economy for RRR.

Specific objectives are to:
  • Promoting the transition to a circular and resource efficient economy
  • Increasing the capacities of regions to give citizens the first option of reuse, repair and refurbishment of EEE in NWE.
  • Creating tools and methods for supporting RRR-ecosystems.
  • Capacity building, awareness raising and upscaling.
Overijssel, Netherlands
Saxion University of Applied Sciences   (Lead Partner)
Saxion will lead the E6 project and be responsible for overall project management.

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Braunschweig, Germany
Institute for Small Business Economics - University of Göttingen   (Partner)
Based on its experience IFH will have a main role in activities 1.1 and 2.7.

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Brussels, Belgium
Repair&Share   (Partner)
Stimulating a circular economy and scaling up pilots requires structural measures at different policy levels.

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Donegal, Ireland
ERNACT Network   (Partner)
Lead communications and administration and reporting .......

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Gelderland, Netherlands
Municipality of Apeldoorn   (Partner)
The city of Apeldoorn will lead WP2 and will support overall project management. The city will use it's experience from national and international collaboration projects to take up these roles.

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Gelderland, Netherlands
Foenix Upcycling en Reintegration   (Partner)
We strongly support a quadruple helix approach, combining bottom-up and top-down approaches, creating and sharing (trans)national knowledge and experiences.

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Gelderland, Netherlands
Circulus   (Partner)
The main role of Circulus is in the pilot actions in the Apeldoorn ecosystem (WP2; activity 2.1) focussed on improving the collection of WEEE and ways to connect this stream to promising, high-value markets.

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Karlsruhe, Germany
Institute for Business Management at the German Crafts Institute   (Partner)
ITB will bring along the experience of establishing, managing, monitoring and optimizing local repair ecosystems in living labs.

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Köln, Germany
City of Aachen   (Partner)
City of Aachen aims to become a model location for preparation for reuse of reusing electronic waste (EEE) through a comprehensive ecosystem.

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Köln, Germany
Aachen Waste Collection   (Partner)
The main role of Aachener Stadtbetrieb in the project relates to the development of the pilot action in Aachen.

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Nièvre, France
Nièvre Numérique   (Partner)
Nievre Numerique will be actively involved in the development and pilot testing of a tool for coordinating the players in the ecosystem to optimise delivery logistics and limit the ecological and economic impact.

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Nièvre, France
Nevers Agglomeration   (Partner)
The main role of Nevers Agglomeration would involve providing technical assistance and human resources to develop an open model based on the principles of the circular economy.

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Northern & Western, Ireland
The Gaeltacht Authority   (Partner)
Udaras na Gaeltachta will work jointly with all partners by participating and contributing to all WPs.

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Northern & Western, Ireland
Comhairle Ceantar na nOileán CTR   (Partner)
Comhairle together with Udaras main role in the project is to develop the pilot action in the Galway Gaeltacht region ecosystem in Ireland.

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Province Antwerpen , Belgium
Thomas More Mechelen – Antwerpen vzw   (Partner)
Thomas More will lead WP1 which mainly concerns the development of the multi-component service hub.

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Province Antwerpen , Belgium
Flemish research organisation in the area of cleantech and sustainable development   (Partner)
VITO is hosting the Open Repair Data Platform as developed within the Interreg SHAREPAIR project

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Province Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium
ViTeS   (Partner)
ViTeS' main role in the project relates to the pilot ecosystem in Leuven. At the moment ViTeS is just repairing and selling EEE that has been donated to Vites for free.

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Province Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium
Maakbaar Leuven   (Partner)
MAL will introduce the experience of the Leuven repair ecosystem in the mutual learning across ecosystems.

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Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
City of The Hague   (Partner)
The city of the Hague main roles in the E6 project are to lead the pilot action in the Hague ecosystem and coordinate the upscaling of project results to other cities.

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Funded by North West Europe programme and led by Saxion University of Applied Sciences (The Netherlands), the E6 project, or 'Ecosystems for Extended-lifetime of End-of-Use Electrical and Electronic Equipment' has a total budget of €8,150,000.00, with over €1 million euro allocated to the Northern & Western region of Ireland. E6 aims to increase the capacity of cities and regions in facilitating Re-use, Repair, and Refurbishment (RRR) practices for electrical and electronic equipment.
Core ERNACT regions
Newfoundland & Labrador
South Ostrobothnia
Upper Franconia
West Romania
Derry & Strabane
United Kingdom