2023-10-10 project


CIRPASS is preparing the ground for the gradual piloting and deployment of the Digital Product Passports, focusing on developing a roadmap for prototypes in three value chains: electronics, batteries and textiles.

CIRPASS is funded by the European Commission under the Digital Europe Programme. CIRPASS is a collaborative initiative to prepare the ground for the gradual piloting and deployment of a standards-based Digital Product Passport (DPP) aligned with the requirements of the Proposal for Ecodesign for Sustainable Product Regulations (ESPR), with an initial focus on the electronics, batteries, and textile sectors.

The project consortium is composed of more than partners representing thousands of industrial, research, digital, and international, standards, organisations across Europe and beyond. The goals of the 18-month project are to create a clear concept for the DPP, defining a cross-sectoral product data model and DPP system with demonstrated benefits for the circular economy as well as developing roadmaps for its rollout.

Dr. Marvin Böll
Dr. Jens Gayko

Project duration: 01.10.2022 – 31.03.2024

Consortium partners: CEA, SLR, Fraunhofer, Wuppertal Institut, Chalmers Industriteknik, DKE, GTS, + IMPAKT, F6S, ERCIM, E Circular Aps, GS1 in Europe, Politecnico Milano, Circular Fashion, Digital Europe, InnoEnergy, TUDelft, TalTech, Veltha, Energy Web, BAM, SyncForce, Innovalia, Textile Exchange, RBA, Worldline Mint, RISE, iPoint, GEC,, Global Battery Alliance (siehe auch

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Project funding:   The interstore project is funded by the European Union.


Project motivation

The Digital Product Passport (DPP) is a structured collection of product related data with pre- defined scope and agreed data ownership and access rights conveyed through a unique identifier and that is accessible via electronic means through a data carrier. The intended scope of the DPP is information related to sustainability, circularity, value retention for re- use, remanufacturing, and recycling. CIRPASS is a collaborative initiative to prepare the ground for the gradual piloting and deployment of a standards-based Digital Product Passport (DPP).

Project description

Digital Products Passports (DPP) and related IT-infrastructure have been proposed by the European Commission in various strategies. The European Parliament and the Presidency of the Council of the European Union have suggested harmonized and cross sectoral digital passports for products (and materials) as decisive ingredients for the introduction of circular economy, sustainable consumer decisions, as well as resource and energy efficiency.

The aim of CIRPASS is to prepare the ground for a gradual piloting and deployment of DPPs from 2023 onwards, with an initial focus on the electric and electronics, batteries and textile sectors, while laying the groundwork for a cross-sectoral DPP based on common rules, principles, taxonomy and standards.  CIRPASS’s ambition is to lead an open and transparent community and relies on a strategy of: 

Neutrality – Consortium composition was designed to ensure a technology agnostic stance and to avoid potential biases towards individual companies’ interests. 

Balance – Industry, represented within CIRPASS by major European industrial associations with a wide-reaching network of members, is balanced with not-for-profit partners such as RTOs and standardisation bodies. 

Inclusivity – CIRPASS welcomes and proactively pursues broad partnership with the most advanced European and international DPP-related initiatives to gather expertise, build momentum and minimize the risk of increasing lack of interoperability. 

Expertise – CIRPASS is supported by standardization organisations covering most aspects of the DPP, circular economy and sustainability agencies, digital technology solution providers and scientific expertise from the research community. 

Experience – Since CIRPASS members are already heavily involved in DPP pilots in the three target sectors, ensuring a pragmatic, grounds-up approach. All of these members have experience in stakeholder involvement.

Projekt goals

The DPP’s goals are:

  1. enhancing sustainable production; 
  2. extending product lifetimes, optimising product use, and providing new business opportunities to economic actors through circular value retention and extraction; 
  3. supporting consumers in making sustainable choices; 
  4. enabling the transition to the circular economy by boosting materials and energy efficiency and 
  5. supporting authorities to verify compliance.

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