To understand the challenges and opportunities for industrial symbiosis you need to understand your value chain and where value for your sector is created. But just knowing your value chain may not be enough. Following the TIS structure of analysing your Technological Innovation System (TIS) you will be able to identify drivers and barriers for change. You will look at your actors and your value chain, but also at different networks, institutions and how a lack of knowledge and underdeveloped technology may be what is preventing change and hindering the development of industrial symbiosis.
In this new FISSAC report you will find an accessible introduction to the field of TIS and you can find a case study, explaining how the TIS methodology can be used in conjunction with a material journey, following a material from production to destruction and reuse.
We hope that this report and case study will help you in conducting your own analysis and developing your field of industrial symbiosis.
Resource efficiency in the domestic construction industry
Best practices in circular economy and eco-innovation
Date: 13 April 2018 (Friday) 9.30 –13.45
Venue: HUNGEXPO Pavilion ‘A’, Gallery 2 (1101 Budapest, Albertirsai út 10., Hungary) (more…)
The third gathering of the Belgian Living Lab, a second one on Urban Mining, took place in Mechelen on 18 December. Once again, experts from the construction and demolition sector, civil servants and researchers, discussed the priority research questions. The focus was on practical aspects of demolition and processing on small sites, challenges for the economic model, the importance of cooperation along the chain, and the way in which policy and regulation can take urban mining to the next level.
A number of questions are being submitted to an expert team for further research, others are being tested, monitored, and analysed on existing sites, or will serve as topics for a subsequent Living Lab.
The purpose of this first multidisciplinary workshop will be to discuss together how companies in the construction and demolition sector can optimize their resources through the means of industrial symbiosis.
This is a participatory working session: attendees will have the opportunity to put their views on the table, and discuss together with other actors about new business models that promote the transformation of the construction sector towards more circularity.
- Date: Tuesday 23 January 2018
- Time: from 9:00 to 11:30 am
- Location: Instituto de Tecnología de la Construcción de Cataluña – ITeC
Wellington 19, Barcelona
Public transport: Metro L1 (Marina station), Tranvía T4 (Marina station)
- Programme: download here (in Spanish)
Confirmation is required: to confirm your attendance or if you have any questions about the event, do not hesitate to contact the Símbiosy team via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by calling 932 21 86 87.
We look forward to your presence!