International Synergies (ISL) provides thorough consultancy expertise and facilitation (to private companies and public sector alike) to enable others to implement industrial symbiosis projects at local, regional or national level.

International consultancy

ISL are often engaged by national governments and regional agencies. For example, ISL have a long history of working in Turkey dating back to 2011. Most recently on developing a National Roadmap for industrial symbiosis with the Turkish Ministry of Industry and Technology (MOIT).

Additionally, ISL has worked at the regional level supporting Development Agencies BEBKA and IZKA and hosted several inward missions to the UK together with ERASMUS placements from Turkey. ISL’s experience with the Republic of Korea has also been extensive, multiple visits to the country and inward missions from Korean partners. Latest work being with the Ministry for SMEs.

Private sector clients

ISL are similarly engaged by private sector clients which have recently included United Utilities and Heathrow Airport.  Areas of activity have included feedstock analysis, facilitation, supply chain engagement and thought leadership.

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EIP principles

Applying eco-industrial park (EIP) principles supports and develops the local economy by identifying opportunities for the existing businesses to be more resource and energy-efficient, while identifying under-utilised resources (materials, energy, water, or another asset) aligns with opportunities to attract new investment to the region.

The methodology we developed for these projects is known as RED IBIS: Regional Economic Development through Intelligence Based Industrial Symbiosis, powered by SYNERGie®4.0 software. Industrial symbiosis delivers resource efficiency.

We draw on extensive UK and global experience in resource and energy efficiency, waste management, industrial processes, and innovative ‘clean’-tech technologies.  International Synergies’ extensive experience and proprietary database SYNERGie®, documents our experience working to implement EIP principles. We further draw on global experience in over 40 countries identifying potential for EIP-based sustainable growth opportunities.

RED IBIS methodology

The RED IBIS methodology identifies opportunities along the following three time-horizons:

  • Today (immediate term): where both the supply of (waste) resource, and potential solution (technology or user) exist in the area, and all that remains is their introduction and facilitation of the opportunity.  This may require further engagement with local knowledge and innovation assets where the resource needs testing or transformation to be reutilised.
  • Tomorrow (medium term): where the supply exists, but the required application (solution provider) does not exist locally. This may create the business case to attract inward investment, where solution providers can be offered the opportunity to reduce input costs and assure local supply by locating in a specific area; these benefits can be longer lasting and more impactful than a short-term deal on business rates.
  • Future (medium – long term): Linking to the local strategy and development framework, an integrated vision for the area as an eco-industrial park is developed building on innovative growth opportunities, local research infrastructure, and strategically important resources and skills. Innovation is fostered by involving local universities, companies with new technologies, and drawing on national innovation networks.

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