Managing smartly scarce resources
Adapting to harsh environmental conditions
Preventing risk …
It's a camel's life!

How can industry learn from camels and natural ecosystems to manage resources in a smart and sustainable way?

About


Urban Camel is an international niche strategic research and innovation agency for the low-carbon economy headquartered in Athens, Greece.

Based on the principles of Industrial Ecology and it's expertise in integrating socio-economic and environmental aspects in the co-development of sustainable solutions to address societal challenges, Urban Camel supports projects and organisations to co-design strategies, innovation initiatives, and (customer-supplier) relationships that lead to improved circularity.

Urban Camel acts as a link between technical and business departments translating scientific knowledge into business language, facilitating in this way organisations to adopt approaches that reinforce their sustainable competitiveness, create resilient communities, and lead to the regeneration of natural ecosystems.

We work with businesses and participate in EU research & innovation projects with the aim to scale up high impact innovations and contribute to multiple sustainability goals. We work across industries while our area of expertise is in blue growth, the water-food-energy nexus, which includes marine-related sectors such as the port and shipping industry, offshore renewable energies, and aquaculture. Other sectors in which we are experienced include remanufacturing, waste of electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), batteries, and sustainable packaging.

We belive in the power of making synergies, exchanging resources, and preserving diversity in order to be resilient. Therefore, we maintain a wide network of international partners and domain experts, fostering in this way cross-sector collaboration. In association with Oakdene Hollins, expert in science-led research and value-driven consulting for the circular economy, we operate and offer services from London offices.

Our vision is to pave the way for the formation of purpose-driven business ecosystems with synergistic benefits that produce and offer products and services in a way that retains their value over multiple lifecycles, and spurs socio-consciousness and nature conservation.

Our mission is to enable organisations and communities to understand the impact of their key activities and inspire them to embrace circular value chains and adopt behavioral habits that minimise such impact.







Team


Eliza Panagiotidou

Managing Director

Natalia Sarmanto

Associate Researcher

Associate Partners

Associate Partners

What We Do


System mapping

System mapping

Understand the status-quo and identify new opportunities

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Strategic intelligence

Strategic intelligence

Generate valuable insights for sustainable innovation

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Developing circular ecosystems

Developing circular ecosystems

Enhance synergies and resource efficiency

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Contact the camel


  • 13 N.Plastira, 14671 Athens, Greece