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The following people form the project team:

Dir.B - Fair and Sustainable Economy

Aleksandra Arcipowska
Sara Blanco Pérez
Robert Marschinski


Directorate B is one of the six scientific directorates of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC). Since 1994, we promote and enable a better understanding of the links between technology, economy and society. Our mission is to provide customer-driven support to the EU policy-making process by developing science-based responses to policy challenges that have both a socio-economic as well as a scientific/ technological dimension. Our work is undertaken, mainly, at the request of other Directorates General of the European Commission. In addition in recent years several assignments have been carried out for the European Parliament. Directorate B collaborates closely with the other directorates of the Joint Research Centre and multiple partners across Europe. The Product Bureau team of the Circular Economy and Industrial Leadership Unit focuses its work on assisting DG ENV, DG ENTR, DG ENER and other DGs with technical background studies on the product policy tools of EU Ecolabel, EU Green Public Procurement, Ecodesign and Energy label for numerous product groups.

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VITO is a leading European independent research and technology organisation in the areas of cleantech and sustainable development, elaborating solutions for the large societal challenges of today.

VITO provides innovative and high-quality solutions, whereby large and small companies can gain a competitive advantage, and advises industry and governments on determining their policy for the future. VITO has 750 highly-qualified employees who work on international projects all around the world. VITO’s headquarters are located in Mol, Belgium, and the company has a subsidiary in China. The total turnover of VITO amounted to about 140 million euros in 2014.



Imec vzw is one of the largest independent R&D centres worldwide in the field of nano-electronics. Imec has more than 3500 employees and is known for its broad coverage of nanoelectronic technologies. The photovoltaic department within Imec performs research on new materials, concepts and pathways for photovoltaic devices as a renewable energy source. Imec focusses on crystalline-silicon wafer-based solar cells and modules, thin-film solar cells and organic solar cells. Their research focusses on improving efficiency, manufacturability, recyclability and cost reduction for a number of PV technologies