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EREK Workshop – Improving resource efficiency through industrial symbiosis – Opportunities for SMEs

Hietaniemenkatu 14
60° 10' 11.73" N, 24° 55' 22.4724" E

Industrial symbiosis is an industrial ecosystem where unused or residual resources of one company are used by another. This results in mutual economic, social and environmental benefits. Industrial symbiosis promotes cross-sectoral collaboration and supports local and regional growth, creates jobs, and fosters industrial clusters that share a mutual interest in resource efficiency and circular economy.

This event, organised by the European Resource Efficiency Knowledge Centre – EREK and Motiva, seeks to answer questions such as: What are the key drivers for success in industrial symbiosis and how to resolve possible barriers? What can we learn from each other to succeed even better? What’s in it for businesses and especially SMEs?

The workshop will be interactive and focus on learnings related to experiences from promoting industrial symbiosis. It will gather business intermediaries from the public and private sector, as well as policymakers with responsibilities for resource efficiency, industrial symbiosis, and circular economy. The objectives of the workshop are:
• To enable networking among business support intermediaries related industrial symbiosis, resource efficiency, and circular economy activities,
• To raise awareness among Finnish business support intermediaries and SMEs from various sectors with regards to industrial symbiosis and resource efficiency initiatives and measures,
• Share knowledge and experience in implementing programmes related to industrial symbiosis and achieving resource- and associated financial savings in SMEs.

Aside from the presentations, you will have to meet our resource efficiency experts for a personalized coaching session in order to get familiarised with the EREK tools.

The agenda and more information are available here and you can register by clicking on this link.

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