shaping and implementing


The International Reference Center for Life Cycle of Products, Services and Systems (CIRAIG) is a research group and center of expertise on sustainability and life cycle thinking. Through leading-edge research, expert services on sustainability, and education, the CIRAIG aims to shape and implement metrics focused on life cycle thinking.

The CIRAIG brings together the expertise of two universities in Montreal, Canada, Polytechnique Montreal and ESG-UQAM School of Management, as well as two universities in Sion, Switzerland, HES-SO and EPFL

Sustainability research

building on life cycle thinking

  • Life cycle assessment
  • Environmental & socioeconomic impacts
  • Circular economy
  • System modeling
  • Energy transition
  • Social acceptability
  • Industrial symbiosis and ecology

life cycle assessment

our expertise

Expert services

supporting your sustainability initiatives

Our team of analysts are available to offer specialized services in

  • Specific studies using life cycle management tools
  • Tool development
  • Training


online and in-person training

  • PhD and Masters students
  • Post-doc opportunities
  • Professional Training