Digital assets and tools for Circular value chains and manufacturing products

Project: EU project

Project Details


DaCapo aims at establishing a systematic approach enabling the creation of human-centric digital tools and services for improving the adoption of Circular Economy strategies along both manufacturing value chains and products lifecycles (design and engineering, manufacturing, use phase and End of Life). These tools and services, focused on the creation of new digital assets, AI-based systems and the application of process and product Digital Twins, will greatly improve sustainability, efficiency, and use of imported and CRM in manufacturing, towards digital-enabled industrial sustainability and resilience. The backbone of the project will be a new methodological approach supporting decision-making, considering business models, material flows and circular strategies along the manufacturing value chains. Digital Product Passports and a Circular Economy Decision Support System will be developed as high-level tools, facilitating the trustful exchange of assets, the selection of optimum circular stock management strategies and tools, and the definition of informed and coordinated products lifecycle management decisions in a safe, reliable and agile way. A modular Digital Thread concept will be developed as a normalized method for orchestrating the gathering and contextualization of data at different points of the product lifecycle, enhancing data availability for the definition of indicators and optimisation criteria. On top of that, DaCapo will develop a digital architecture aligned with interoperability and connectivity standards, guaranteeing end-to-end horizontal and vertical integration, boosting data sharing and exploitation under the EU Data Spaces framework and maximizing replicability potential. A consortium of 8 top Research Institutions and 6 relevant industry partners, backed by 1 EU association for technology standardisation, will demonstrate DaCapo on 3 relevant and EU Critical Value Chains production environments (aeronautics, electronics and logist
Effective start/end date1/01/2330/06/26

Collaborative partners

  • VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
  • PACE Aerospace Engineering and Information Technology GmbH (Project partner)
  • CORE Kentro Kainotomias AMKE (Project partner)
  • Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) (Project partner)
  • Asociación De Investigación Metalúrgica Del Noroeste (AIMEN) (Project partner) (lead)
  • Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives (CEA) (Project partner)
  • International Data Spaces E.V. (IDSA) (Project partner)
  • Core Innovation and Technology OE (Project partner)
  • Polytechnic University of Milan (Project partner)
  • TXT e-solutions S.p.A. (Project partner)
  • GKN Aerospace Sweden AB (Project partner)
  • Engineering Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A. (Project partner)
  • University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI) (Project partner)
  • Fairphone BV (Project partner)
  • University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Project partner)
  • University of Patras (Project partner)
  • Pesmel Oy (Project partner)

Funding category

  • Horizon Europe