UpMaterials is a company with the mission of transforming the world linear economy towards a circular approach addressing the world problems like climate change, water use, land use, sustainability. We promote resource- efficient production by enabling a Marketplace where secondary materials are traded maximizing Net Benefits of the industrial sector.

We are a marketplace which connects waste resources with demand. Using top IT technology, we provide Real Time Secondary Materials Generation Data and make it accessible to companies/ buyers.

Privacy is our motto! The protagonist companies are anonymous along all the process or until transaction is made.

The feasibility for resource efficient production is very expense, all side streams, by-products, wastes can be valuated and placed in other industrial sectors. Furthermore, the potential for circularity along the entire life cycle of products is enormous: packaging, plastics, textiles, construction and buildings, food, water, chemicals and more. Just Sign Up! we will contact you to valuate your stream in order to make you part of our private/ anonymous platform and the searching for the appropriate partner will begin.


Passionate about Circular Economy and Clean Technologies, for addressing Climate Change and Environmental issues with strong background in Sustainability.

Sofía Salazar Mora

Founder, CEO

Highly skilled and results-oriented professional with solid academic preparation holding a Master in Science degree and extensive experience in strategy, business and engineering. Proven ability to assess and manage complex projects; viewed as a strong troubleshooter. Successful in intense and demanding environments, providing decisive team leadership and structure. Held executive positions with multi-faceted background encompassing international project management and business development. Developed global marketing strategy, and design. Managed multiple projects simultaneously and e?ciently by overseeing the daily operations. Proven ability to develop strong relationships across cultures and to provide decisive team leadership in a fast-paced environment.

Passionate about IT solutions and quality assurance which can bring a positive impact for the environment and society.

John-Erik Joost

Founder, CTO

Detailed- oriented, responsible and committed engineer, with a on- time and high standard- quality product spirit. More than a decade of experience defining requirements, designing, implementing, testing and delivering complex back-end and web applications using variety programming languages and technologies.

Mechanical Engineering – Computer Science Advanced Technical Certificate, with 10 experience in quality assurance, mechanical projects, among others.