The Onto-DESIDE (Ontology-based Decentralized Sharing of Industry Data in the European Circular Economy) will address the main challenges facing industry that prevent the efficient sharing of data and making it understandable and usable by humans and machines. The project targets four core project outcomes:
- A shared vocabulary in the form of network of ontologies.
- An open circularity platform, i.e. a secure and privacy-preserving decentralised data sharing platfom.
- Methods to find, analyse and assess the new circular value chain configurations.
- Validation – demonstrating and quantifying the potential for increased retainment of value.
- Lead the work on the textile use case with Texon and circular.fashion which test the standard Product Circularity Data Sheet together with a product passport circularity.ID for the data exchange throughout the value chain
- Lead the work on the mapping of existing standards for both product data and IT architecture
- Contribute to the elaboration of the business requirements for developing the Open Circularity Platform
On September 5–6, at Sätra Gård in Upplands-Bro, Sweden, the Onto‑DESIDE project held its first f2f meeting.
The two-day meeting consisted of updates on the work progress in all Work Packages, but also interactive discussion sessions for progressing in the analysis of our three use case scenarios. Our use case scenarios are set in the context of the construction, textile and electronics industry, and are designed to showcase the potential of using decentralised semantic technologies for data sharing. At this point the discussions focused on identifying the relevant stakeholders, their data needs, and map out potentially available data sources. As a methodology for this process we are using the Circularity Thinking from our partners at the University of Hamburg. In particular the Circularity Compass is an important tool to illustrate the flows and needs that each use case contains.
During the meeting we also had the opportunity to listen to an invited talk from Ragn-Sells about some of their circular economy efforts, and to visit their new treatment plant for fly ash, that it about to be taken into production in the next months.