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2016-10-06 Spain: Repro-light: Re-usable and Re-configurable Parts for Sustainable LED-Based Lighting Systems


Repro-light: Re-usable and Re-configurable Parts for Sustainable LED-Based Lighting Systems

Description of the project offered: 
The Repro-light project (Re-usable and re-configurable parts for sustainable LED-based lighting systems) aims at designing and fabricating a smart LED-based light-engine (spectral reproduction, daylight compensation, …) adapted, as far as possible, to specific customers and/or application fields, all this keeping in mind the criterion of cost limitation and high mass-market penetration. Particular objectives can be summarized as follows:

• Sustainability: Luminaire components will be selected (as far as possible) under criteria of minimum environmental impact and recycling easiness (through LCA studies).
• Modularity: the light-engine will be fabricated in a modular way in the pursuit of high versatility and minimum environmental impact through the reutilisation of usable parts.
• Updatability: in response to modularity, the product will be conceived under the basis of full software and hardware updatability
• Low-cost: the use of new materials and fabrication techniques, such as 3D printing, will be assessed in the research of optimum customisation. In order to minimize cost, they will be combined, if possible combined with their conventional counterparts. 
• Trade-off customization-standardization: Customization has to be done from the perspective of cost limitation and technology wide-spreading (high market penetration) so a certain degree of standardization has to be considered. 

This initiative arises in the framework of the EC (European Commission) H2020 Call “Industry 2020 in the circular economy” and specifically of the topic “New technologies and life cycle management for reconfigurable and reusable customised products”. In response to this EC Topic of interest, our institution, IREC (Catalonia Institute for Energy Research), with extensive experience in both Lighting technology and Life-cycle assessment and long record on EU project coordination, has conceived the Repro-light project. As previously stated, the project intends to fabricate a LED-based light-engine fully remote controllable whose intelligence (spectral reproduction, daylight compensation or even Visual Light communications) and performance (light beam, light output power …) will be adapted to specific consumers or application areas. This will be accomplished by following the criteria of minimum cost (custom-standard trade-off in the selection of processes and materials) and maximum sustainability (i.e. maximum modularity, updatability and recyclability). 

Call deadline: 19/01/2017
Indicative Budget (€): 4 - 6 M€
Project proposer:   Jorge E. Higuera ()
Partner role:  Project coordinator 
Partner organisation:  Research
Call for proposal title:  CALL: Industry 2020 in the Circular Economy 
Call for proposal identifier:  H2020-IND-CE-2016-17

Description of the collaboration sought: 
Partner Sought

Our Institution is looking for project partners among companies in the fields of lighting, social sciences, firmware development, Assembling line design, 3D printing, electronics, LCA, manufacturing, recycling, clusters and associations 

Lighting manufacturer: Lighting design and market perspective

Cluster or association: Lighting design (according to standards) and inception of new regulation 

Firmware/Software enterprise: Light-engine programming and to guarantee software updatability 

Assembling line designer: To assure compatibility between new methods and materials with industrial assembling lines

Social partner: User acceptance and market analysis
Dissemination: environmental communication Website follow-up, newsletters, video broadcast

3D printing/additive manufacturing: Fabrication of customized parts according to standards and LCA indicators

LEDs/LED modules manufacturer: Fabrication of LED-based modules incorporating sustainable methods and materials 
Expertise sought: Intellectual property rights, Research ethics, Business aspects, Scientific research, Coordination. Cooperation, Innovation. Technology transfer, Evaluation, Forecasting, Legislation. Regulations, Policies, Security, Employment issues, Regional development, Economic aspects, Information. Media, Education. Training, Social aspects, Climate change and Carbon cycle research, Sustainable development, Waste management, Environmental protection, Project management methodologies, Standards, Reference materials, Measurement methods, Energy saving, Renewable sources of energy, ICT Applications, Materials technology, Information processing. Information systems, Electronics. Microelectronics, Industrial manufacture, 
Roles sought: Project participant, 
Organisation types sought: Research, Consultancy, Education, Public administration, Technology transfer, Non-governmental organisation (NGO), Small or medium-sized enterprise (SME), , Industry, 
Countries sought: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, 

Call for proposal specific information
The referenced call for proposals has no specific fields defined.