We use a circular passport inspired by the European standard developed by the international institute of circular economy EPEA (www.epeafrance.fr). This serves as an identity card for used resources and, combined with a universal material nomenclature, enables the identified deposits to be compared with market needs for repaired products and secondary raw materials.
We propose a specific characterization process for materials, products and transformations based on a semi-formal description of the information. This ensures an easier vision of potential ecosystems and allows data to be better taken into account by our intelligent algorithms.
We develop intelligent algorithms capable of exploiting the semi-formal descriptions typed into Upcyclea, as well as several relevance criteria (economic profitability, carbon impact, etc.), to help Upcyclea operators in building ecosystems. Our work also consists in combining this intelligence with the knowledge base of transformation processes, resulting from EPEA’s 30 years of Cradle to Cradle missions, to increase the effectiveness of our recommendations.
The ecosystems created in your Upcyclea library will be used to continually improve the recommendations made to your operator and propose the most relevant ecosystems.
Upcyclea SAS provides data hosting, maintenance and security for SaaS. Upcyclea SAS guarantees the activation of security protocols regarding authentication, authorizations, and cryptography; as well as standard protections against XSS and SQL code injections in forms. The data is stored on Google Cloud Platform servers located in the European Union.
Data is encrypted when it passes over internal Google Cloud Platform networks, and when it is stored in database tables, temporary files and backups.
Each Cloud SQL instance includes a network firewall, network access control to database instances with permissions.
Upcyclea is based on software developed entirely by Upcyclea SAS teams located in Paris (France) and Talinn (Estonia). This gives us maximum control over the software components, while remaining independent of any third party company. Upcyclea’s specialists perform all development, administration, database management and security tasks in-house.
The accessibility of Google Cloud Platform servers is guaranteed with a monthly uptime percentage of 99.95%. Upcyclea SAS guarantees the Customer access to the platform with a monthly uptime percentage of 95%.