EIT RawMaterials: Recycleye teams up with Microsoft to close the loop on the materials supply chain

Recycleye teams up with Microsoft to close the loop on the materials supply chain

Supported by EIT RawMaterials Accelerator, Recycleye plans to revolutionise the waste management industry through artificial intelligence.

Revolutionise the waste management industry with a secure operating system

Shah, Head of Communications at Recycleye, points out that only eight percent of waste is recycled. The company’s vision is to change this for the better. Supported by EIT RawMaterials Accelerator, Recycleye start-up plans to revolutionise the waste management industry through its innovative automation solutions based on machine vision, artificial intelligence, and robotics. Through the development of these new technologies, the company wants to help the waste management industry fulfil its crucial role in managing the earth’s resources more effectively.

Machine vision makes automation affordable

The Recycleye Vision solution brings total transparency to the waste management industry, by detecting everything on a waste management facility’s conveyor belts and identifying it in granular detail. This machine vision solution can be deployed at a fraction of the cost of other solutions because it is based on low-cost hardware. It uses the same cameras as are typically found in mobile phones.

Azure meets multiple business needs

To train the machine vision solution, millions of images and data points have been collected from waste facilities. Benedetta Delfino is the computer vision engineer at Recycleye. She says building the solution on Microsoft Azure gave Recycleye the scalability essential for such a project. As Recycleye’s datasets continue to grow, the company can easily scale up its resources in line with requirements.

Delfino also emphasises the importance of security in the company’s decision to build its solutions using Microsoft Azure. This enables Recycleye to protect its intellectual property and competitive advantage.

Security is very important because if our data is secure, our models are secure.

Benedetta Delfino, Computer Vision Engineer at Recycleye

An operating system for the waste management industry

CEO and Founder of Recycleye, Victor Dewulf agrees that ‘having a robust platform is key’ if the company is going to fulfil its ambition of becoming the operating system of the waste management industry.

Microsoft is critical to realising our vision. But not only that, we’ve had amazing support through our partnership with Microsoft.

Victor Dewulf, CEO and Founder of Recycleye

Originally published by Microsoft.

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