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 new tools be developed?
  • How can existing and developing tools be used to accelerate the transition to the 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 C3, which deals with indicators and databases in the circular economy, is led by a team of eight researchers. The steering committee is responsible for proposing TPS orientations, and represents a diversity of circular economy research on the organizational theme.

Hicham El Yousfi

Ph.D., Professor at Université Mohamed V (Morocco)

Marc Journeault

Ph.D., CPA, MBA, Professor at Université Laval

Mathias Glaus

ing., Ph.D., Professor at ÉTS

Cécile Fonrouge

Ph.D., Professor at UQTR and co-responsible for axis 3

Ben Amor

Ph.D., Professor at Université de Sherbrooke and co-responsible for axis 2

Lucas Hof

Ph.D., Professor at ÉTS

Mir Abolfazl Mostafavi

Ph.D., Professor at Université Laval

Juste Rajaonson

Ph.D., Professor at UQAM

Mobilized Experts

In addition to the steering committee members, the experts from C3 are also included. Regularly mobilized to provide their perspectives and expertise, they contribute to broadening the representation of organizational diversity and pushing forward reflections on the theme of organizational circularity.

Getting involved in C3

Do you wish to participate in C3 activities? Is the indicators and Databases for circular economy related to your interests and research work?


C3 Activities

Projects Led by C3

The steering committee of C3 identifies directions and coordinates research projects to advance knowledge. You can get involved in these projects at any time by expressing your interest via the form.

Knowledge base on EC indicators

The aim of this project is to enhance knowledge of indicators by developing a tool that brings together circular economy indicators in a coherent and flexible way.

Do you want to get involved in this project? Choose C3 in the form:

Other Initiatives Related to C3

Projects funded by the RRECQ
  • Open data analysis for a circular business model for entrepreneurs (Project led by Cécile Fonrouge) > Discover
  • Modelling the environmental impacts of the life cycle of an emerging economic model: the product-service system (Project led by Ben Amor) > Discover
  • The activist entrepreneur: profiles and inventories of circular demands and actions (Project led by Cécile Fonrouge) > Discover
  • Recycling plastic accessories produced by 3D printing used in the context of radiation oncology ( Project led by Lucas Hof) > Discover
  • Office furniture recovery in Québec: constraints and prospects for improvement from a circular perspective (Project led by Marc Journeault) > Discover
  • Development of a metal-infused recyclable raw material for low-cost 3D printing in the context of circular manufacturing (Project led by Lucas Hof) > 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
  • Towards a geospatial digital twin for the circular economy: recovering organic materials (Project led by Mir Abolfazl Mostafavi) > Discover
  • Increase awarness on circular economy through cases studies : how to constitute a community of practices on techno-pedagogical tools? (Project led by Cécile Fonrouge) > 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
  • 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
  • Advanced planning of circular economy strategies in the construction sector by optimizing operations and logistics in deconstruction projects (Project led by Tasseda Boukherroub) > Discover
  • Closed-loop supply chains network design for circular economy in winter road maintenance (Project led by Jean-François Audy)
  • Modular and Reusable Metastructures with Interlocked Interfaces for Circular Sustainable Construction (Project led by Hamid Akbarzadeh)
Projects led by the experts

  • Development of a longevity index (Led by Marc Journeault, in collaboration with Équiterre)


13 Flagship Projects and Themes

Discover the other flagship projects driving the research community of the Network.

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