Description and role of the project partners.
ACTECO engages currently in integrated management, recycling and recovery process, for both hazardous and non hazardous industrial waste. Its plants are involved in all aspects of this process such as equipment hire, waste collection and transportation, storage and conditioning, as well as recycling and recovery, or, where necessary, waste disposal, thus contributing to a Circular Economy. The company is equipped with their own ADR logistic systems which are adapted to every activity.
ACTECO is the leader of the current proposal and will be in charge of defining the waste management system. This project represents an opportunity for ACTECO to go forward with waste collection in the hotel and catering sector, since there is no company so far exploiting the waste that under regulation cannot be thrown away in municipal containers
EUROSOTERRADOS S.L. is one of the companies with the greatest influence within the field of underground waste containers and street furniture, contributing to the improvement of the urban environment through the creation of clean, modern and environmentally friendly spaces.
In developing the ECO-IoT project, EUROSOTERRADOS will be in charge of manufacturing the compactor-container which will have implemented the electronic system, the sensor modules and the communication with the IoT server.
The Technological Centre of Furniture and Wood of the Región of Murcia, has extensive experience in the development of R+D+i projects,as well as a management system since 2008 certified under the UNE 166002:2006. As a technological centre and office for transfer of research results (OTRI) CETEM holds an in-depth knowledge in carrying out R+D activities, and specifically in scientific-technical aspects of the project related to the development of electronics.
In this project, the Electronics department will develop the electronic elements, the communication system and the sensing module which will be included in the container.The Product engineering department will be in charge of leading the container design and supporting the structure and compaction study.
University of Málaga : UMA has a long tradition in teaching and research, with more than 36,000 students and 2,300 professors. It offers 62 university degrees, 22 doctoral programmes and more than 60 master's degrees, with 80+100 specialised courses. It is constituted by 26 teaching centres and 81 departments distributed between two campuses on which advanced research is also carried out. There are some 278 research groups with an international impact on public and private contracts. 240 patents have been drafted and more than 500 contracts with companies.
The role of UMA in the ECO-IoT project will be mainly focused on the development and implementation of the waste collection management software system. For the implementation of this software system, UMA will develop algorithms based on artificial intelligence techniques in which they are proven experts.