SustainHub project objectives

In reference to the organisational, institutional and technical challenges, SustainHub derives scientific and technological (S/T) objectives. The relevance of these targets is demonstrated towards the topic of the Call for Papers. The high market potential of SustainHub will be demonstrated by several use cases along the entire supply chain.





The scientific and technological objectives (S/T) of SustainHub are:

S/T I: Collaborative Sustainability Network along the entire supply chain in order to enable the easy exchange of eco-/sustainability information along the supply chain. This means, the development of a business model for a self-augmenting collaborative network for sustainability data.

S/T II: Scouting tool for eco- and sustainability requirements for their rapid integration in the design process of products and the avoidance of expensive redesign cycles. To reach this objective, reliable tools for the early detection and recognition of changing or new eco-/sustainability requirements are necessary.

S/T III: Collaborative Testing Network in order to save resources for testing components and materials (e.g. RoHS issues) a common use and exchange of the results is planned. This network will reduce the number of needed tests and efforts for every single member while the data quality is improved. The benefits of using the testing network are they will strengthen the dissemination of SustainHub.

S/T IV: Methods for validation and estimation of missing eco-/sustainability data, within this objective the development of methods for validation of existing and the estimation of missing data will be realised. Using these methods will improve the quality of the data and enhance the acceptance of the data network.

S/T V: Identification and definition of environmental and sustainability data. A concept for the quick and easy integration of changing or new requirements concerning eco-/sustainability aspects in the supply chain will be needed. Based on case examples, a code of conduct will be determined and defined.

S/T VI: Collection and managing eco-/sustainability data in the supply chain. To provide this function, techniques for mining and analyzing sustainability data collected from different data sources are needed.