Industrial Symbiosis (IS) represents a powerful tool to help the EU reach its carbon-neutral ambitions. It is only when companies identify real savings on material costs that IS partnerships will become a strategic choice for many businesses, however.

A virtual event held on 23 February (9:00-13:00 CET) will showcase the CircLean Network as a concrete opportunity to unleash the potential of industrial symbiosis for European businesses.


The CircLean Network, launched by DG GROW and funded by the European Parliament, supports the set-up and pilot phase of an innovative, entirely industry-led network of businesses and SMEs that aims to seize industrial symbiosis business opportunities.

The objectives of the event are to:

  • Promote the CircLean network as an opportunity for businesses, public authorities, partnerships and business associations to develop a common methodology;
  • Increase businesses’ competitiveness, foster green growth and eco-innovation, and support the shift to circular economy models;
  • Inspire stakeholders to join the CircLean Network.

The virtual event will be highly interactive. It will open with a presentation on CircLean’s main ambitions and the potential of IS, followed by testimonials from selected members on their reasons for joining the network.

A roundtable of speakers on the importance of Industrial Symbiosis for the European Green Deal and an interactive discussion will follow.

Speakers from the European Resource Efficiency Knowledge Centre (EREK) include:

  • Ioannis Antonopoulos and Pierre Gaudillat, Joint Research Centre at the European Commission
  • Philippe Micheaux-Naudet, Director Network and Members Development, ACR+

Find the agenda and speakers here.

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