Cortexia provides accurate data to manage urban cleaning and waste management. What cannot be measured, cannot be improved. Cortexia provides professional solutions powered by artificial intelligence (AI) to manage cities’ cleaning and waste management. Today, the cities have no way to measure the level of cleanliness of their streets. Consequently, they engage their cleaning machines and costs following a routine planning in the whole city, not knowing which streets are really dirty and need to be cleaned. 

Thanks to real-time cleanliness monitoring, the cleaning machines are engaged where and when they are really needed. The cities using their solution achieve a high quality of service for a cleaner city, with significant savings in cleaning resources and costs, while preserving the environment. 

Easy Engineering: What are the main areas of activity of the company?

CORTEXIA: We provide solutions to urban cleaning and waste management companies and to municipalities to manage and control the quality of urban cleaning and waste management. The solution can also be used for environmental monitoring such as single use plastic litter reduction campaigns.

E.E: What’s the news for 2021 about new products?

CORTEXIA: The whole data infrastructure is running newly fully on cloud, allowing the deployment in all cities over Europe. The customer accesses its data through a web browser and with an enhanced data visualization experience.

E.E: What are the ranges of products?

CORTEXIA: We provide an end-to-end solution from garbage detection to data visualization. We equip vehicles with an on-board computer (Cortexia-box) running the AI detection. Accurate and real time data is provided automatically, without user effort and as a service, not requiring additional infrastructure.

E.E: At what stage is the market where you are currently active?

CORTEXIA: The solution is running for cleaning management in Switzerland and France and expanding now in the rest of Europe. 

E.E: What can you tell us about market trends?

CORTEXIA: Increasing population in cities require new approaches to manage traditional sectors such as cleaning and waste. AI is a tremendous enabler to address these new Smart City needs. The trend is also reinforced by legislation for more sustainable and circular cities.

Another significant trend are so-called Smart Sweepers, where the operator can be assisted in his work, for example by automatically adapting the cleaning modes and power or by controlling the machine’s articulated brush with the cleanliness measurements from our solution in front of the sweeper.

E.E: What are the most innovative products marketed?

CORTEXIA: Real-time AI detection for cleaning and waste management.

E.E: What estimations do you have for 2021?

CORTEXIA: Covid-19 masks are new types of litter appearing on the streets. The cities need more than ever to efficiently manage their resources and guarantee a clean and safe environment.