Innovation Workshops / Feasibility Studies

Consultancy on Current Environmental Legislation and Future Trends

Legislation is placing increasingly complex demands on the electronics sector, with bans on substances, limitations on uses, declaration requirements, and requirements on power consumption, energy efficiency, and for power management.

Our range of services covers:

  • Training courses and workshops on current legislation and the effects on technologies and company operations
  • Advice on the development of compliance strategies
  • Organisation of industry working groups
  • Newsletter on the latest developments

Since 2005, Fraunhofer IZM has been assisting the European Commission on the formulation of eco-design measures for electronic equipment under the ErP Directive. We are experts on the provision of exemptions under the RoHS Directive.

Working Groups relating to Innovation Workshops / Feasibility Studies

Working group Design conformity for WEEE/RoHS/EuP

Despite the success with the implementation of the EU Directives WEEE and RoHS, companies in the electronics industry are still working on meeting the environmental demands they raise for the European market.

Working group System reliability of packaging technologies

Up to this point the main focus of quality and reliability considerations was put on specific issues of packaging technology. As of now the interdependency and impact on the overall system of various components and its packaging becomes the focus of research and development due to its increasing importance.

Pilot studies on implementing the European Ecodesign Directive (EuP/ErP pilot studies)

The coming into effect of the European Ecodesign Directive calls for comprehensive action by manufacturers and retailers, including those in the ICT, electrical engineering and electronics branches.