1. Draw up a map of available tools and their operational characteristics (data, user profiles, etc.) in relation to user needs.
  2. Identify the opportunities and limits to the deployment of scenarization tools with regard to the challenges associated with product circularity and resource preservation measures (through case studies).

Examples of Research Questions and Issues

  • What tools are available to help identify the best measures for circularizing products and resources?
  • What are the characteristics (data, methods, equipment, expertise) of these tools?
  • What are the gaps in the spectrum of user needs?
  • If so, how can we develop new tools?
  • How can we use existing and developing tools to accelerate the transition to a circular economy (digital twins, artificial intelligence, etc.)? 
  • What are the gaps in the data available to operationalize the tools?
  • To what extent do these gaps hinder the identification of circularity channels and the measurement of their effects? 

Steering Committee

TPS C1, which deals with scenario development tools, is led by a team of four researchers. They are responsible for proposing the orientations of the TPS and represent a diversity of research in circular economy on the theme of scenario development tools.

Mir Abolfazl Mostafavi

Ph.D., Professor at Université Laval

Marc Journeault

Ph.D., CPA, MBA, Professor at Université Laval and co-holder of Axis 2

Mathias Glaus

ing., Ph.D., Professor at ÉTS and co-holder of Axis 3

Cécile Fonrouge

Ph.D., Professor at UQTR and coresponsable of axis 3

Mobilized Experts

The members of the steering committee are joined by TPS C1 experts. Regularly called upon to contribute their points of view and expertise, they help to broaden the representativeness of the TPS theme and to push forward thinking on scenario development tools.

Getting involved in C1

Do you wish to participate in C1 activities? Are the scenario development tools related to your interests and research?


C1 Activities

Projects Led by C1

The TPS C1 Steering Committee identifies directions and coordinates research projects to advance TPS knowledge. You can get involved in these projects at any time by registering your interest via the form.

Defining and mapping scripting tools

The aim of this project is to propose a definition of scriptwriting and to identify the limits of this definition. At the same time, the project will map existing scripting tools, including both modeling and social tools.

Would you like to get involved in this project? Choose TPS C1 in the form :

Enabling circularity in energy systems: Design and development of an energy digital twin

The aim of this project is to lay the scientific and technical foundations for the design and development of a digital energy twin for the province of Quebec.

Do you want to get involved in this project? Choose C1 in the form:

Towards a geospatial digital twin for the circular economy: recovering organic materials

The aim of this project was to lay the scientific and technical foundations for the design and development of a digital energy twin for the province of Quebec.

Other Initiatives Related to C1

Projects funded by the RRECQ
  • Open data analysis for a circular business model for entrepreneurs (Project led by Cécile Fonrouge) > Discover
  • Development of an advanced data analytics tool to optimize the performance of a connected, circular and sustainable supply chain (Project led by Tasseda Boukherroub) > Discover
  • Analysis and optimization of networking and energy co-product recovery opportunities in Bécancour’s industrial park and port (Project led by Jean-Marc Frayret) > Discover
  • Advanced planning of circular economy strategies in the construction sector by optimizing operations and logistics in deconstruction projects (Project led by Tasseda Boukherroub) > Discover
  • Ecosystems of reuse in construction: Development of support media to stimulate the reuse of constructive elements (Project led by Ivanka Iordanova) > Discover
  • Modular and Reusable Metastructures with Interlocked Interfaces for Circular Sustainable Construction (Project led by Hamid Akbarzadeh) > Discover


13 Flagship Projects and Themes

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The RRECQ is supported by the Fonds de recherche du Québec.
Fonds de recherche - Québec