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The main goal is to create a national platform for recycling technologies in the automotive industry.


Slovakia faces many challenges associated with greener waste management and better efficiency in waste management. UNIVNET aspires to contribute to higher efficiency and reduced environmental burden not only in Slovakia.

The potential of the UNIVNET platform to collaborate and intensify research towards a more efficient and more environmentally oriented circular economy in the automotive sector is based on the results to date, which include studies and scientific articles by UNIVNET members and teams in various areas of waste management published so far in two UNIVNET publications (2020, 2021).

The UNIVNET is a continuation of the 2016-2017 initiative or project results – "Integrated research platform for the evaluation of individual waste flows, in particular in the automotive industry". http://www.odpady-az.sk/ The need for such a platform arose in line with the EC's intentions to review the recycling and other waste-related targets set out in the key directives governing waste management. The creation of the platform reflected the intention of the EU to move towards a circular economy and through "A zero waste programme for Europe" encourages recycling, reduce consumption of primary raw resources, ensuring access to critical raw materials through waste recovery and thus creating room for sustainable economic growth.

A joint effort of five Slovak research universities and the Automotive Industry Association of the Slovak Republic, offer their research & innovation expertise and seek for collaboration in possible Green Deal Call 2020 project consortia.

  • 2016Smart Waste

    Integrated research platform for the evaluation of individual waste flows www.odpady-az.sk
  • 2019UNIVNET

    a joint effort of five Slovak research universities and the Automotive Industry Association of the Slovak Republic
  • 20201st publication

    Status and vision of recovery of waste from the automotive industry in the Slovak Republic
  • 20212nd publication

    Progressive technologies of waste recovery in the automotive industry
  • Nov 20213rd publication (in English only)

    Analysis of the State, Forecasts and New Technologies of Waste Recovery in the Automotive Industry, ISBN: 978-3-96595-008-5, RAM-Verlag

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1Expert Workshop on Nov 2021
UNIVNET experts met online on Friday 26 November 2021 and during the day-long expert seminar, lead researchers presented a total of twelve topics focused on specific solutions for waste recovery in the automotive industry. Prof. Šooš, Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, leader of the UNIVNET association, started by presenting a topic developed in cooperation with the Automotive Industry Association of the Slovak Republic, in which he summarized the results of the analysis of the quantities and processing capacities of automotive waste in Slovakia. The presentations (only in Slovak) and the abstracts for the topics presented by the researchers (also in English) can by found at our webpage.
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2The latest research and development of waste recovery technologies in the automotive industry 2020 — 2021
The potential of UNIVNET to intensify cooperation and research towards a more efficient and environmentally friendly circular economy is also visible through the results achieved so far, including studies and scientific articles by UNIVNET members and teams in various areas of waste management published in two UNIVNET publications 2020, 2021
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3Status and vision of recovery of waste from the automotive industry in the Slovak Republic July 2020
More detailed information from the eight areas addressed by the research teams of the UNIVNET association is also presented in the form of the publication “Stav a vízie zhodnocovania odpadov z automobilového priemyslu SR [Status and vision of recovery of waste from the automotive industry in the Slovak Republic]”, ISBN: 978-80-227-5039-4, Bratislava, July 2020. Read in .pdf format the Content of the UNIVNET publication Status and vision of recovery of waste from the automotive industry in the Slovak Republic from July 2020 (only in Slovak)
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4Integrated Information and Innovation Platform for Recycling Technologies SmartOdpady
Publication of the association UNIVNET “Status and vision of recovery of waste from the automotive industry in the Slovak Republic” published in July 2020” deals with the current state of processing of old vehicles, forecasts quantities of waste in various model scenarios and informs about the developed information system "SmartWaste" - Integrated INFORMATION AND INNOVATION PLATFORM FOR RECYCLING TECHNOLOGIES (only in Slovak, read more or go to http://www.odpady-az.sk)
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