The EC-GEPRO project involves Chinese and European partners. A central objective is to increase the contact and interaction between academic and industrial researchers in Europe and China within the field of green electronics production research. EC-GEPRO aims at stimulating a high-level debate and cooperation on the development and promotion of green electronic products and production processes.
Included in the project is the establishment of a dedicated Centre of Excellence in China (the SMIT Center, Shanghai), the formation of research teams, the establishment of an exchange programme for researchers and students, and the organisation of several events.
· Western Norway Research Institute (Norway)
· Chalmers Technical University (Sweden)
· Loughborough University (UK)
· Conpart AS (Norway)
· ITR - Tele and Radio Research Institute, Warsaw (Poland)
· Sino-Swedish Microsystem Integration Technology Center, Shanghai University (China)
Four major events have been organised in connection to the EC-GEPRO project:
The 2nd International Eco-Electronics Conference took place in Beijing on December 7-8, 2006. On the agenda were amongst others issues on legislation and international trade, presentations on new technologies, a panel discussion on Chinese RoHS and Its Global Impacts, and different sessions.
On May 23-24, 2007, the IEEE CPMT Symposium on Green Electronics took place in Gothenburg, Sweden. The symposium concerned various issues related to green electronics, and aimed at forming a platform for cooperation and communication between governments, industry, educational institutions and other sectors.
EC-GEPRO organised the Sino-European Workshop on Green Electronics on June 26, 2007. This took place at the Everbright International Congress Center and Exhibition Center, Shanghai, China. The workshop was an official part of the Sino-EU science year event in China. Representatives from the Chinese government as well as from the EU attended.
On May 26 - 27, 2008 EC-GEPRO organised a European-Chinese seminar as a part of the ITR Conference on Green Electronics in Warsaw, Poland. The aim of the conference was to establish a forum for exchange of knowledge on ecological aspects of the designing and manufacturing of electronic systems, and also on the reuse of components and use of recycled materials in electronic equipment.