4.3 Reuse, repair, refurbishing, repurposing and remanufacturing of End-of-Life products
The Group of Power Electronics and Energy (GEPE) has know-how and competencies in the development of Power Electronics for several applications, including Power Conditioners, Load-Shift Systems, Battery Charging Systems, Electric/Hybrid Vehicles, Monitoring Systems, and Renewables. GEPE is open to collaborating as a partner in the topic "4.3 Reuse, repair refurbishing, repurposing and remanufacturing of End-of-Life products" of the ERA-MIN3 join call. Our main objective is to collaborate on a project that gives a second life to the batteries used in electric/hybrid vehicles.
University of Minho (UMinho) is a Research University focusing on the regional, national and international socioeconomic environment, and invested in growing the Knowledge, RD&I chain, namely through intellectual property management, standing as one of the Portuguese (PT) HEIs with more registered patents. UMinho runs two of the largest ever Academia-Industry collaboration projects in PT jointly with BOSCH: Sensible Car and Easy Rider.
Figures: 31 Research Units: 7 Excellent, 19 Very Good (FCT 2018 Evaluation); Active Research Projects: >600; Refereed papers in scientific journals and Citations rising: 3 researchers on WoS Highly Cited Researchers List; Postgraduate students/total student population near 40%; >200 PhDs awarded yearly;
UMinho ranked 3rd among PT entities as to FP7 funding. In the H2020 framework, UMinho has 73 approved projects (17 coordinated in-house), and ranks 3rd among PT research organizations regarding EU contributions. UMinho researchers currently manage 7 ERC Grants (ADG, CoG, PoC and StG), and lead all Widening types of instruments: TEAMING, TWINNING, ERA-Chairs and previously REGPOT. UMinho is the only PT University in the Main Consortium of the Graphene Flagship FET project.
UMinho is the top PT HEI in the UI GREENMetric World University Ranking 2019, and also emerges as the best Portuguese, 3rd Iberian and 83rd institution in the world regarding fulfillment of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, according to the 1st edition of THE Impact Rank.