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SE:Kond2Life - ecosystem for reuse of automotive components

The way we use and have access to cars is about to change. In the future, less people are expected to own their cars and will instead buy transportation services. The wear and tear of automotive components will thus increase due to the increased number of users per car. This change place new type of demands on vehicles.

To retain the functional value of vehicles over time, with best possible environmental and economic profitability, demands appropriate design of components, effective methods for continuous maintenance and remanufacturing at industrial scale.

Within the project SE:Kond2Life, the aim is to demonstrate how an ecosystem of circular value chains can be realized, in combination with a business logic for sustainable reuse of automotive components over multiple product life cycles. These demonstrations will consider current and future conditions and will be developed with the help of a consortium of key actors that represent vital parts of the circular economy.

This way, SE:Kond2Life aims to create new effective ways for profitable maintenance and resource efficient components over multiple life cycles. For Swedish industry, this provides valuable opportunities, as the global automotive industry moves away from a linear economy and towards the use of new business models based on servitization and sharing economy.

1. Ecosystem for reuse of automotive components

The film demonstrates current remanufacturing and provides insights into methods for analysis of efficient remanufacturing processes and of the future of electric cars and remanufacturing. The film also provides an introduction to the project.

2. Non-destructive testing of auto parts

The film demonstrates tests of methods of non-destructive testing related to remanufacturing of automotive components.

3. Sensor data for remanufacturing of auto parts

Focus of the film is to demonstrate studies related to sensor data linked to components in the automotive industry and on future possibilities where collected sensordata from the vehicles entire life cycle, together with methods of analysis, can provide means of more effective and better remanufacturing of automotive components.

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RISE role in project

Project manager, research partner

Project start


30 months


RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Linköping University, Swerim, ECRIS, Jönköpings bildemontering, Volvo Cars, Prestando Holding, Borgstena, Havd Group, Bos NDT Solutions



Project members

Hanna Linden

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Hanna Linden

Senior forskare

+46 10 228 46 75

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