Together with our strategic partners we develop electronic reuse platforms that open up new opportunities to scale up and accelerate the transition towards a circular economy of electronics. Our partners are international groups that promote social awareness about the social and environmental impact of electronics, social economy, right to repair, Zero Waste, reduction of Digital Divide, circular economy, Social Economy, Fair Electronics, the right to repair, universities and technological partners providing services to our members.
Right to Repair
Right to Repair Europe
We are a coalition of European organizations active around the cause of repair. Members of the Right to Repair campaign are based in several European countries and represent civil society organisations, repair businesses, community repair initiatives and public institutions. https://repair.eu/our-members/
Zero Waste Europe
ZWE brings together and represents the European municipalities that have openly committed to the goal of continuously reducing waste generation and improving waste separate collection and hence redesigning the relationship between people and waste. We are defining a campaign for municipalities with the objective of to increase the number of municipalities willing to promote the circular economy of digital devices. With the help of ZWE we want to find interested municipalities, local zero waste organizations willing to launch local reuse circuits and social reuse centers that repair, refurbish and retail second hand used digital devices.
The Restart Project
The Restart Project helps people learn how to repair their broken electronics, and rethink how they consume them in the first place. They run regular Restart Parties where people teach each other how to repair their broken and slow devices – from tablets to toasters, from iPhones to headphones.
Association for Progressive Communications
The Association for Progressive Comunications is both a network and an organisation. APC members are groups and individuals working in their own countries to empower and support organisations, social movements and individuals in and through the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to build strategic communities and initiatives for the purpose of making meaningful contributions to equitable human development, social justice, participatory political processes and environmental sustainability. We have start a global campaign to promote the creation of reuse circuits in municipalities.
The Distributed Systems Group at upc.edu performs research on distributed systems and computer networks in the areas of models, algorithms and software for large, complex, dynamic, decentralized systems and applications. We look at large scale and decentralized community networks and community clouds, economics oriented distributed systems, and resource allocation mechanisms. Activities are around the design, modelling and evaluation of systems through modelling and experimentation in real deployments. Outcomes are system architectures, algorithms, software, regulation and adaptive models, decentralized resource allocation and game-theory based mechanisms. The group consists of four professors and a variable number of PhD and master students.
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WEB: Distributed Systems group
Usody is a B2B tracing solution to measure & optimize the circular economy impact of digital devices. Business disposing or selling digital devices such as mobiles, desktops and laptops are not taking advantage of the circular economy and social impact they generate. We anonymous trace the reverse-chain of ownership custody, and report data to assess social and environmental impact of reuse and final recycling, generating trust to enable public administrations and companies to offer their devices for reuse to resellers. However the resellers do not feel comfortable in openly sharing this traceability data. They fear competitors, or they might even be penalized, if one of their devices is not properly recycled at the end of its life. For that reason a privacy-preserving distributed ledger technology (DLT) system is used to ensure trust. We differentiate from others by providing traceability & impacting accounting as a stand-alone service that can be used by existing resellers. Resellers are our partners, not competition, and we enable them to provide impact accounting.
TAGS: IT company
Jamgo is a technological cooperative company based in Barcelona, was born in 2011 with the intention of creating a workspace where values such as transparency, cooperation and internal democracy were prioritized. Workers at the cooperative are at the same time partners of the company, which makes Jamgo a completely horizontal work environment were social and solidarity economy and cooperation methodologies are put in practice. Our main objective is to use technology as a tool to promote projects with a positive social impact. Jamgo is also engaged with the values of free software and open data and their contribution to social transformation. Jamgo is main developer of eReuse Android App.
TAGS: IT company, cooperative.
Kedu provide open technological solutions through a people-centered enterprise model. Vision is Improve the world through technology. Kedu use open source technologies and are a service oriented company. Kedu is developing ecommerce technology and offering it to existing platforms, such as circula.cat.
We are looking for partners to address these issues globally.
Is an organization with the mission to help public sector organisations work together and collaborate with local monitoring partners to protect the labour rights and safety of workers in their electronics supply chains. We’re looking for which data structures are needed to be able to achieve traceability starting at component manufacturing.