CentraleSupélec and SystemX Launch CircularIT Alliance to Digitalize Circular Economy Services

On May 10, CentralSuPalek and IRT announced the creation of SystemX “Alliance CircularIT”. Applying the power of digital technology to the environment and sustainable development services. “. The collaboration, which should last five years, aims to create and deploy sustainable equipment for citizens, industrialists and regional actors with high added value. Alliance CircularIT aims to bring industry companies and local authorities together so that they can share upstream, industrial and experimental research. There are also plans to create a hub for educational projects.

CentraleSupélec, born in 2015 from the merger of Ecole Centrale and Supélec, is a public institution covering all engineering and systems sciences, digital under the joint supervision of the Ministry of Higher Education, research and innovation and the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Industry. The engineering school has 4,300 students, including 17 laboratories and research teams, including Hub IA, and its 80 faculty-researchers in artificial intelligence.

This reference center, ranked among the best institutions in the world, is a founding member of the University of Paris-Sacle and chairs the group des োcoles Centrales (Lyon, Lille, Nantes and Marseille), which is run by international organizations (Beijing, Hyderabad, India and Casablanca).

SystemX IRT

Created in 2012 as part of the Future Investment Program, now part of France 2030, SystemX is the only technical research institute (IRT) dedicated to digital systems engineering. Thanks to its expertise in accelerating, analyzing, modeling, simulating and supporting complex system decision-making for digital transformation of industries, services and regions, it brings together academics and industrialists to coordinate partnership research projects.

Located in Paris-Sacle and Lyon, the IRT has launched 53 research projects since its inception, involving more than 100 industry partners and 55 academic laboratories, and currently has 200 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees, including 134 resources. There are 6 The partnership has established four priority sectors:

  • Mobility and transportation, autonomous
  • Future industries,
  • Defense and security,
  • Environment and sustainable development.

Circular IT Alliance

For this last sector, it is clear that the goal of the CentraleSupélec-SystemX collaboration is to create a system and implement a digital platform to contribute to the circular economy through digital transformation of regions and industrial value chains.

The goal of a circular economy is to produce goods and services in a sustainable manner through responsible use, limiting waste of resources and optimal recycling of waste.

The goal of both partners A digital twin reference framework for the round economy and the sustainability of regions and companies and industrial value chains, built on the principles of open data and open source, to encourage reproducibility and allow integration of indexes and dashboards. A system of systems. A


After analyzing the main activities of an industrial company or a region where material and energy flows are involved, a digital platform will be implemented to manage and improve circulation and durability.

This approach will be based on:
– A rich and reliable circular data model;
– a model of circular and indicators of environmental, economic and social effects;
– a dashboard for activities and system improvements studied;
– Learning to adapt graphic presentation and tools to define objectives, cause analysis, action research, solution simulation, historical data analysis and, finally, optimization and advising industry and regional decision makers.

CentraleSupélec and SystemX, complementary efficiency

CircularIT Alliance’s strategy is based on creating two poles:

  • An upstream research and training center Powered by CentraleSupélec for the development of general regional and industrial platforms for circular economy and sustainability and for field action-research operations (thesis, post-doctoral work and engineering internships).

CentraleSupélec’s Industrial Engineering Laboratory has recognized expertise in the field of circular economics, among other things, in the control of processes (the study of material flows and their re-flow, eco-design, life cycle analysis).

Bernard Yanou, a professor of complex system design and deputy director of research at the University of Paris-Saclele-Centralesuplek, said:

“CentraleSupélec uses its knowledge of industrial activities and flows and circular economics to achieve a digital twin reference framework to enable circular economies and the stability and value chain of regional and industrial companies.” A

  • An industrial research center IRT is powered by SystemX which will give rise to R&D projects run by SystemX in partnership with individual and academic actors. The purpose of these projects is to adapt partners to the Institute’s methodological approach to specific uses, to integrate skills and to support them with the provision of specific adaptive platforms.

SystemX brings its scientific and technological expertise in data science, user and knowledge interaction, optimization and digital infrastructure to develop innovative solutions.

Amira Ben Hamida, R&D Manager, Project Manager, and IRT SystemX, underlining the Circular Economy and Ecological Transition theme, underlined:

“A technical research institute specializing in modeling, simulation and decision support for complex systems, SystemX deploys all its scientific and technological expertise to support climate change in the region and industry. A

The Paris-Sacle Agglomeration Community (CPS), for which the circular economy is a major strategic adaptation, has announced that it has joined the Circular IT Alliance. ADEME, CSTB and INEC will sit on the Alliance Orientation and Evaluation Committee.

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