Your partner
through transitioning
to the Circular Economy

Technology alone cannot achieve the transition to the Circular Economy. We help organisations reduce, remove or avoid GHG emissions while increasing ROI and meeting societal goals. If you are an organisation seeking to improve the use of your assets and resources to enhance your sustainable competitiveness and attract new clients and key partners, please scroll down to see what we offer.  

 

Sustainability strategy

Our team explores strategic options and enables the integration of sustainability factors into your business model. We create key performance indicators (KPIs) based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals to monitor performance and track progress. We analyze your environmental, social, and governance (ESG) context to identify risks and opportunities and develop an ESG Action Plan. If you have not yet found a Sustainability Officer, just get in touch!

 

Circular business innovation

We assess the circularity performance of industrial products, identify intervention points, and co-design circular strategies to improve value circulation. These insights enable you to manage resources more sustainably. Adopting circular thinking and developing skills for circular business innovation can create a new corporate culture. This in turn encourages key supply chain actors to actively contribute to the creation of sustainable supply chains.

 

Sustainable business development

We support the development, uptake and marketability of sustainable products, services, processes and solutions by creating synergies between business, technology and research partners. We provide close to market research and innovation for technologies near commercial stage and assisting start-ups in preparing proposals and participating in business innovation competitions for funding and awards.

 

Research and knowledge transfer

Building capacity and co-organising hackathons that connect academia with industry and enable students to develop sustainability-related skills. We participate in research projects, such as EU projects focusing on Research & Innovation Actions. Work packages can cover circularity, sustainability and social sciences and humanities (SSH) to explore and improve the implementation of novel technologies and methodologies.

Urban Camel is a niche strategic research and innovation agency with expertise in sustainable growth and the transition to the Circular Economy. We act as a liaison between technical and business departments, translating research outcomes into specific and impactful implementations.

The name Urban Camel is a metaphor that represents how businesses can build resilience and longevity by mimicking natural ecosystems in the way living organisms interact and manage resources.

We work across industries while our area of expertise lies in the Water-Food-Energy nexus and Blue Growth. Blue Growth is a long-term strategy implemented by the European Commission to promote sustainable growth in the marine and maritime sectors and utilize the untapped potential of Europe's oceans as drivers for the European green economy.

Urban Camel has been awarded the Silver Award for Green Start-Up at the Green Brand Awards 2023 and has also been nominated for the South Europe Start-Up Awards.

We are always open to new synergies and expanding our network of international partners and domain experts. If you are interested in exploring opportunities for a new venture, please feel free to get in touch.




Urban Camel's vision is the co-creation and growth of sustainable business ecosystems within which eco-conscious and purpose-driven businesses are committed to reconsidering how they create and sustain value while serving society.


We are on a mission to inspire, enhance, and speed up the adoption of sustainable solutions and circular performance of businesses and organisations.


We aim to be your partner in transitioning to the Circular Economy.



Ocean Energy Europe 2023

Ocean Energy Europe 2023

Urban Camel supported its strategic partner, Eco Wave Dynamis, the only Greek company exhibiting at the Ocean Energy Europe conference & exhibition held on October 25-26 in the Netherlands. The conference is a meeting point for the entire ocean energy sector. We presented our patented wave energy converter, Wave Daedalus, and the Smart Hybrid Energy System (S.H.E.S). Both prototypes received considerable attention, resulting in the creation of subsequent editions and the exploration of new opportunities.

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Hakathon Athens

Hakathon Athens

On May 11th, Urban Camel, the University of Applied Sciences Neu-Ulm (HNU Germany), and The University of West Attica (Greece) co-organized a hackathon event. Students from the aforementioned universities, as well as from Shenkar College (Israel), participated in teams and developed solutions for challenges set by companies within one day. The goal was to engage companies with the next generation of entrepreneurs and innovators. At the end of the day, the students presented their work and the jury assessed the teams.

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Startup Festival 2023

Startup Festival 2023

The 'International Startup League' was a Startup Festival that took place from May 1 to 6 at Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences (HNU). It was an honour to be among 77 students and 23 professors and to serve as a jury member to assess the students' solutions developed during the hackathon. Additionally, Eliza Panagiotidou had the pleasure of participating in the roundtable discussion on 'Teaching Entrepreneurship', where teaching formats, best practices, and new ideas were shared.

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Green Startup Silver Award

Green Startup Silver Award

Urban Camel received the Silver Award for Green StartUp at the Green Brand Awards 2023 ceremony held on March 21, 2023, in Athens, Greece. The award was given for their work on 'Urban Camel enabling Eco Wave Dynamis'. Eco Wave Dynamis (EWD) designs and develops sustainable energy technologies for a low-carbon energy mix. We are delighted that our partnership with EWD has the potential to significantly contribute to the supply of renewable and untapped energy sources. This will accelerate decarbonisation and promote eco-efficient business operations. This information was released in a press release by B2Green and energypress.

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ISPIM Connects Athens Conference

ISPIM Connects Athens Conference

Urban Camel participated in the ISPIM Connects Athens conference organized by the International Society for Professional Innovation Management. Our presentation highlighted the significance of circular innovation at the business model level. During the 'Case Studies from Greece' session, we interviewed the CEO of Divine Seeds, a company that offers high-quality facial skincare products, and shared valuable insights with the audience about sustainable business growth in Greece. The conference was held under the patronage of the Government of the Hellenic Republic.

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Blue Deal Med

Blue Deal Med

Urban Camel participated in the Open Innovation Challenges competition organized by Blue Deal Mediterranean, Interreg. We submitted a proposal to address the challenge of integrating renewable energies into the port of Valencia. Our proposal was based on a socio-technical approach to facilitate decision-making regarding strategic choices on a range of energy technologies and port equipment, while balancing technical and societal needs and values.

Supporting Partner

Supporting Partner

Urban Camel is a supporting Hubs4Circularity as part of the Horizon Europe Programme to establish a European Community of Practice. Our goal is to provide advice to the consortium and support project activities to promote circularity opportunities throughout Europe.

Business Development Partner

Business Development Partner

Urban Camel facilitates collaboration between Eco Wave Dynamis (EWD) and business, technology, and research partners to advance the commercialization of renewable energy technologies. We represent EWD in startup events, innovation competitions, and in press and media, and support their presence in conferences and exhibitions.

  • Adrianou 16-18 El Centro building, Kifisia.
  • 145 61 Athens, Greece

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