European Cooperation for Industrial Symbiosis Workshop aimed to bring together key stakeholders in the field of IS, to present the study findings and have a dynamic in-depth discussion on key topics for the success of industrial symbiosis. Moreover, good practices from European initiatives of facilitating IS, as SYMBI project were presented, furthermore market-based platforms, and policy actions supporting IS, and draw conclusions for future policy actions.
EIT RawMaterials is the largest innovation consortium in the world, focusing on the mineral and metal raw materials value chain, consisting of 116 European industrial companies, research institutes and universities. Currently EIT RawMaterials funds several projects that are implementing industrial symbiosis. These projects focus on industrial technology and process upscaling, as well as creating industry networks for more efficient valorisation of secondary raw materials streams between industries. EIT RawMaterials also currently has education as well as start-up projects aiming to support the implementation of the IS concept.
The European Commission (DG GROW) has selected Technopolis Group, in consortium with UCL, Trinomics, TNO and International Synergies to conduct a study on cooperation fostering industrial symbiosis (IS). The aim of the study is to assess the market potential, good practice and potential actions to promote industrial symbiosis across EU, including testing the feasibility of an EU platform for industrial symbiosis.
The study was also presented during the workshop.