R&D Projects

Our technical curiosity, creativity, and innovative power make iPoint a highly coveted partner for renowned R&D projects. With our constant and user-oriented research and development activities in numerous national and international projects we take a leading role.

 

Here is an excerpt from our R&D projects so far:

Live LCA

The Live LCA solution will provide quantified sustainability information and cost transparency for each specific product and any production step. This results in improved economic and environmental performance.

 

Combining LCA and MFCA

The Live LCA solution will combine the methods Life Cycle Assessment (LCA, product view) and Material Flow Cost Accounting (MFCA, production view) and include live data for energy use, material consumption and waste generation.

 

> Learn more about Live LCA on the project website

SustainBlock

Project duration: 02/2018-05/2019

 

The goal of this project is to create a Blockchain-based system for tracing certain raw materials from conflict-affected and high-risk areas – so-called Conflict Minerals or 3TG – across the entire supply chain via verified, cryptographically secured transactions.

 

Funded by the EPRM

The SustainBlock project is funded by the European Partnership for Responsible Minerals (EPRM).

 

> Learn more about SustainBlock on the project website.

eLRT: electronic Labor Rights Template

Since 03/2016

 

Development of an open-access, Excel-based template to support companies in their compliance with global human trafficking and modern-day slavery legislation. In cooperation with Dr. Chris N. Bayer, Development International, and an international stakeholder forum of private sector and civil society representatives.

 

> Learn more about eLRT on the project website.

MultiMaK

Project duration: 03/2013-03/2014 and 01/2015-12/2018

 

Design and development of assessment tools for ecologically optimized multi-material automotive components for mass production. 9 project partners. Funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

 

> Learn more about MultiMak and MultiMak2 on the project websites of our partner TU Brunswick.

SustainHub

Project duration: 02/2012-01/2015

 

„Sustainability Data Exchange Hub“: Development of a universal data hub for the exchange of compliance and sustainability data along the supply chain. Funded within the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Commission (FP7). The consortium consists of 15 partner organizations from 7 countries across Europe.

 

> Learn more about the project SustainHub on the project website.

 

> Learn more about our SustainHub compliance & sustainability platform here.

European Conflict Minerals Initiative – Impact analysis

Project duration: 04/2013-10/2013

 

“Assessment of due diligence compliance cost, benefit and related effects on selected operators in relation to the responsible sourcing of selected minerals”. Study for the European Commission, Directorate-General for Trade.