SERC & QUB deliver a successful collaborative project with Eco Depo

About the Case – Overview

The scope of the project was to bring a concept through to the prototyping and manufacture stage of a handsfree, sensor operated bin lid utilising solar cell technology and environmentally friendly, “germ resistant”, materials. The objectives were to develop a fully operational handsfree lid mechanism for the healthcare and commercial market with the aim of reducing / eliminating infection risk and the need for battery power using solar cell technology. Use Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA) to reduce the number of components required and use environmentally friendly, “germ resistant”, materials in the manufacturing process. Investigate more appropriate germ resistant materials in response to COVID-19 and the demand for improved IPC measures and products.


Without the support of the collaboration with SERC & QUB funded by Connected, the project would not have moved forward. It is not easy to find funding and good knowledge on technology and innovation, Connected made this collaboration happen for us.

Tom Fairbairn, CEO Eco Depo.