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DiCE - Digital Health in a Circular Economy

Circular ecosystem on electronic waste from healthcare

In DICE, 20 partners from 9 countries are working together on a new concept to recycle electronic waste from (digital) health devices such as smart medication packaging. The consortium, led by Janssen Pharmaceutica, is supported by the Horizon Europe program.

What is DiCE?

The use of digital healthcare technologies, such as smart pillboxes, and wearable biosensors escalated in recent years. Innovation in healthcare has enabled great progress, but it has come with increased electronic waste generation. Digital healthcare devices contain valuable raw materials that are essential to the European economy.  A new approach is needed at EU-level to facilitate the re-use, refurbishment and recycling of the products to ensure long-term sustainable use of these raw materials.

The DiCE (Digital Health in the Circular Economy) project aims to address this. It focusses on extending the lifetime of digital healthcare devices by developing and piloting solutions across the whole product life-cycle. Central: How do we reduce the environmental impact of medical e-waste and develop circular solutions to recycle components of digital health devices?

Stay in touch
DICE collects input from all stakeholders. By registering, DICE can invite you to participate in workshops, presentations and events they organise during the project. As a key stakeholder, we will inform you about the progress and results of the project and consult you for input on good practices in circular design, to understand consumer behaviour, to provide feedback on the approaches developed and to test the business models created.

Register as a stakeholder within the network via this link.

The role of LiCalab

LiCalab is responsible for:

  • Coordinating work package 4
  • Preparing, setting up and running 9 co-creation sessions in Belgium.
  • Preparing 9 co-creation sessions in Slovenia and 9 co-creation sessions in Spain.
  • Setting up a sustain-a-thon with relevant stakeholders in Belgium.
  • Preparing, setting up and running pilots with 150 participants in Belgium.
  • Preparing pilots with 150 participants in Slovenia and Spain.

Our projectpartners

  • Johnson & Johnson
  • CBS – Copenhagen Business School
  • Ecolec
  • Games for Health
  • Ghent University
  • GRIN
  • IETU
  • Intras
  • IT University of Copenhagen
  • Philips
  • RDAPM Maribor
  • Recupel
  • RUB
  • WEEE Forum
  • TU Delft
  • WRF

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