Ecopatents

The objective of this project is to identify the technologies that can be used to solve the e-waste problem (waste of electrical and electronic equipment-WEEE), by carrying out a quantitative analysis of the patents issued in Europe and the US since 1985.

Funding

ADEME (Agence de l’environnement et de la Maîtrise de l’énergie). Amount: 90 k€.

Duration

12 months (beginning: 29 June 2011 – end: 30/09/2012).

Partners

Research group KIND (Knowledge, Innovation, and Network Dynamics), Bocconi University (KiTES).

Documents

  • Final report of the project (in French) : ECOPATENTS_Rapport-Final.
  • Deliverable n°1 submitted to a peer reviewed journal: “Patterns of Innovation in Green ICT: A Patent-Based Analysis“.
  • Deliverable n°2 submitted to a peer reviewed journal: “Solving the E-waste Problem: A Patent-Based Analysis”.
  • Deliverable n°2 submitted to a peer reviewed journal: “Eco-Innovations and the Invisible College of Technological Change: A Survey of Literature”.
  • Click on ECOPATENTS to download our application to the ADEME call “Waste & Society 2010” (in French).