As TAGES we start a new Project named “PTwist – An open platform for plastics lifecycle awareness, monetization, and sustainable innovation” which is funded by European Union’s Horizon 2020 Programme, under ICT-11-2017 Call (Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability and Social Innovation – Innovation action) and coordinated by Aristotle University of Thessaloniki with the budget of 2.178.353,00 €.
The aim of the Project is to design, deploy, and validate an open platform which will twist plastic reuse practices, by boosting citizens’ awareness, circular economy practices, and sustainable innovation in line with the new plastics economy vision.
During the Project, 9 European partners from 7 different countries such as Greece, Switzerland, Netherlands, Germany, Spain, France and Turkey will offer the followings to achieve the aim of the project:
- crowdsourcing tools to enable generation of an evolving plastic materials reuse taxonomy and an open plastic reuse machinery designs repository
- a monetary system of PCoins and PWallets maintained by a blockchain based architecture which will safeguard trusted plastics reuse transactions among citizens and inventors (such as fablabs)
- a citizens and communities rewarding and engagement experiences by interactive and collaborative gamification which embeds Pcoins crediting
- a virtual marketplace for exhibiting and commercializing of PTwist inspired plastics reuse products monetized in the proposed PCoins unit.PTwist will largely impact citizens and grassrooted groups co-creation, innovative and trusted collaboration and knowledge transfer by increasing all stakeholders (citizens communities, inventors, innovators, and entrepreneurs) awareness; plastics as an asset potential due to increasing its circular economy re-entering; and blockchain based novel routes to markets.
Innovation activities in PTwist will be based upon existing open source, blockchain, gaming, crowdsourcing components, open data solutions and developments to the largest possible extent.
TAGES as an experienced innovation supporter and implementer will exploit the PTwist results in collaboration with the plastics and environment related communities, support PTwist’s take up and provide bridges with start-ups and SMEs ecosystems.
The Project officially starts on Jan 1, 2018 and the kick-off Meeting of the Project will be realized on Jan 30-31, 2018 in Thessaloniki, Greece.
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