SHAREBOX update: SYNERGie® 2.0 is coming soon
The Horizon 2020 project SHAREBOX, is designed to develop and bring to market a secure platform for the flexible management of shared information related to process resources with intelligent decision support tools. At the heart of the SHAREBOX platform is International Synergies’ world-leading SYNERGie® software platform. The software offers database, project management, and reporting functionality to capture and store information about available resources and to easily identify commercial opportunities for reuse.
As part of the SHAREBOX project, International Synergies has been working in the following countries to promote Industrial Symbiosis:
- UK : A Business Opportunities Workshop took place on 19 October 2016 where companies identified 137 opportunities to valorise their underutilised resources. International synergies worked directly with several companies, including SEMCORB, Interterminals and Tees Valley combined authority, to help identify possibly synergies during the workshop and is now working directly with the companies to follow up these opportunities.
- Spain: Following the Business Opportunities Workshop that took place in Castellon on 21 July 2016, where 173 synergy ideas were identified, International Synergies has been working with the ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE LASINDUSTRIAS CERAMICAS to progress identified synergies. This has included several visits to the region where priority synergies have been identified and company meetings have taken place to assist in the progression of those synergies.
- Turkey: Eskisehir Chamber of Industry delivered a Business Opportunities Workshop to 50 companies on 17 November 2015. Since then, supported by International Synergies, they have been working with the companies to progress some of the 572 ideas generated.
The next phase of the project is to launch an initial Minimum Viable Product (MVP) for testing in Germany, Spain, Turkey and the UK. The MVP creates the next generation of International Synergies’ software platform, SYNERGie® 2.0 and will enable companies to have direct access to resource information and create matches with other companies using the system. Following feedback from these trials, which are scheduled to begin March 2017, further enhancements will be implemented.