It is this cross sector engagement approach that enables the network to bring together producers and users of waste resources with innovators and entrepreneurs. This results in each programme delivering innovative solutions to genuine business problems, that also generate environmental benefits. Cross sector engagement means the network becomes a strong conduit for knowledge transfer, and creates a demand pull on eco-innovation as well as cascading best practice.
One of the most effective ways to get the most benefit from this cross sector engagement approach is through our resource matching workshops. These workshops bring together business representatives from diverse sectors together to share knowledge and expertise. The workshops also provide a platform for our teams of industrial symbiosis experts to identify business opportunities; where underused or wasted resources from one business can be recovered and reused by at least one other.