Our story

In 2021, Rafael, Nicolas and Parshva founded PolyPerception with the goal of using AI for the greater good and positively impacting the environment. They quickly propelled themselves into the spotlight by joining a renowned startup incubator, signing early customers and announcing a major collaboration with TOMRA Recycling in 2022. Today, PolyPerception is a thriving team with support from the region, funding partners and early customers.

Our journey






Rafael's idea to use AI for environmental impact is made possible thanks to a subsidy from the City of Antwerp and support from Nicolas. Parshva later joins the project with his expertise in household waste recycling.





First AI model and installation

PolyPerception gets accepted into the imec.istart accelerator and successfully develops its first AI model. This is also the year of our first industrial installation in Belgium.





PET validation and partnerships

We expanded our reach with installations in sorting and recycling facilities in Switzerland, France and the Netherlands. We have grown to a team of 7 and are partnering with TOMRA Recycling to further develop and commercialize our technologies.

Our mission

We want to revolutionize the circular economy with AI and Deep Learning  giving decision-makers the power of actionable data while creating a sustainable future for all.

Our team

Nicolas Braem

Co-founder & CEO

Parshva Mehta

Co-founder & COO

Rafael Hautekiet

Co-founder and Principal Engineer

Mattias van Dael

AI Lead

António Mendes

AI and Computer Vision Engineer

Marin Muhieddine

AI and Computer Vision Engineer

Margarida Gonçalves

Operations Analyst

Kenneth Ceulemans

IoT Engineer

Why join PolyPerception

Make a difference today

Your work will directly impact society and the environment today, not just in the distant future.

Join a passionate team

We're a small but driven team that achieves great things together, supporting each other every step of the way.

Develop cutting-edge technologies

You'll get the chance to create scalable products using state-of-the-art AI and Deep Learning technologies, while working alongside experienced colleagues.

Join us

We are looking for mission-driven team members who want to help revolutionize waste management with AI. If you have a go-getter attitude and an appetite for ambitious challenges,  join our team of change-makers!

At the moment we don't have any vacancy

But feel free to send you CV to info@polyperception.com

Never let talent go to waste.

Get in touch and we’ll discuss your potential role at PolyPerception.

Title funding and subsidy partners