1. Identify and improve existing tools for analyzing and monitoring the circular economy (e.g. AFM, ACFM, LCA, carbon flows, etc.).
  2. Develop new, efficient methods for acquiring, processing, visualizing and analyzing fundamental information associated with the circular economy.

Examples of Research Questions and Issues

  • What tools exist for analyzing and monitoring the circular economy?
  • How can we develop new tools to improve the monitoring of the circular economy?
  • How can existing tools be improved/adapted to the specific context of stakeholder environments (scale (territory, organizations, etc.) and sector of activity (agri-food, manufacturing, construction, services, etc.)? 
  • What are the potential rebound effects associated with these tools?  What are the limitations of existing and developed tools?
  • How can we assess the performance and quality of the tools we’ve developed?
  • How can we accelerate the deployment and use of the most suitable tools in the target markets?
  • How can we ensure that our tools fit in with our social planning? How to optimize data collection?
  • How to optimize the use of tools, taking into account uncertainties and rebound effects?
  • How do you represent data in an integrated and efficient way?

Steering Committee

TPS C2, which deals with analysis and monitoring tools for the circular economy, is led by a team of five researchers. They are responsible for proposing TPS orientations and represent a diversity of circular economy research on the theme of analysis and monitoring tools.

Hicham El Yousfi

Ph.D., Research professor at Mohamed V University (Rabat, Morocco)

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

Ben Amor

Ph.D., Professor atUniversité de Sherbrooke

Lucas Hof

Ph.D., Professor at ÉTS

Mobilized Experts

The members of the steering committee are joined by TPS C2 experts. Regularly called upon to contribute their points of view and expertise, they help to broaden our knowledge of circular economy analysis and monitoring tools, and to further our thinking on the subject.

Getting involved in C2

Do you wish to participate in C2 activities? Is the circular economy analysis and monitoring tools related to your interests and research work?


C2 Activities

Projects Led by C2

The TPS C2 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.

AFM matrix mapping

The aim of this project is to build a matrix map of material flow analysis (MFA), identifying among other things its scale, scope, type of data required and their acquisition, with the aim of improving the robustness of this tool.

Do you want to get involved in this project? Choose C2 in the form:

Adapting the territorial AFM of Saint-Etienne (France) to the Quebec context

The aim of this project is to carry out a material flow analysis (MFA) on a Quebec territory, based on the approach adopted for the city of Saint-Etienne in France.

Do you want to get involved in this project? Choose B3 in the form:

Other Initiatives Related to C2

Projects funded by the RRECQ
  • Simplification and adaptation of material flow cost accounting (MFCA) for SMEs (Project led by Marc Journeault) > Discover
  • Modelling the environmental impacts of the life cycle of an emerging economic model: the product-service system Project led by Ben Amor) > Discover
  • Sustainable design of closed-loop supply chains using Industry 4.0 technologies: A data-driven optimization approach towards the circular economy (Project led by Armin Jabbarzadeh) > Discover
  • Smart and Sustainable Spent Coffee Grounds (SCG) Management System: from waste to resources (Project led by Amin Chaabane) > 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
  • Circular Economy at the Heart of Office Furniture Conception: Towards Furniture Reuse Within the Industry (Project led by Houssein Awada) > Discover
  • SME Circularity Index – 4.0 (Project led by François Labelle) > 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
  • Towards the Development of a Sustainable and Circular Economy Strategy for Waste Smartphone Glass – A Novel Remanufacturing Approach for E-waste Valorization (Project led by Lucas Hof) > Discover
  • Ecosystems of reuse in construction: Development of support media to stimulate the reuse of constructive elements (Project led by Ivanka Iordanova) > Discover
  • Closed-loop supply chains network design for circular economy in winter road maintenance (Project led by Jean-François Audy) > 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.
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