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?

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

Based on the principles of Industrial Ecology and expertise in integrating socio-economic and environmental aspects in the development of sustainable solutions within the context of climate crisis and changing needs, 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. In this way, it facilitates organisations to adopt approaches that reinforce their sustainable competitiveness, create resilient communities, and lead to the regeneration of natural ecosystems.

We work on research & innovation projects with the aspiration 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 offshore renewable energies, the port and shipping industry, aquaculture etc. Other sectors in which we are experienced include energy-related products (ErP) and waste of electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), sustainable packaging, and remanufacturing of equipment.

Urban Camel belives in the power of making synergies, exchanging information and resources, and preserving cultural diversity. For this reason it has created a network of international partners and domain experts thereby fostering cross-sector collaboration. In association with Oakdene Hollins, experts in science-led research and value-driven consulting for the circular economy, we operate and offer services from offices in London.

Our vision is to pave the way for the formation of purpose-driven business ecosystems with synergistic benefits, which 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.







Eliza Panagiotidou

Founder and Managing Director

Industrial ecologist, intrinsically motivated, continuous learner, creative, enthusiastic, envisioning purpose-driven and circular business ecosystems with synergistic benefits surrounded and composed by socio-conscious stakeholders.

Natalia Sarmanto

Associate Researcher

Helsinki based sustainability professional with background in economics and expertise in science and technology of sustainability, nature lover, snowboarding and surfing fanatic, result-oriented, focused on controlled and efficient use of raw materials.

Associate Partners

Technical, science-led, circular economy consultancy

Associate Partners

Aquaculture, fisheries, and environmental consulting, development, testing, and research company

Analyse socio-technical systems

Analyse socio-technical systems

Using strategic intelligence for sustainable business model innovation

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Improve circularity potential

Improve circularity potential

Enhancing synergies and developing sustainable ecosystems

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Inspire through knoweldge transfer

Inspire through knoweldge transfer

Contributing to reshaping consumption patterns

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LDK Consultants

LDK Consultants

LDK Consultants is a leading consulting group of companies based in Greece and operating in various countries worldwide. The company offers integrated solutions in engineering and project management, energy, enviornment, and socio-economic development among others while it has completed over 2.500 projects of sustainable development.

We cooperated with LDK Consultants within the context of a Green Economy Transition (GET) research project launched by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) on the creation of industrial zones in Lebanon and the identification of specific investment components for EBRD with a significant GET impact potential.

To support this project we analysed the social and economic impact deriving from the creation of two specific industrial zones in Lebanon and conducted research to identify international benchmarks and KPI's for evaluations.


 
DQS Hellas

DQS Hellas


DQS Hellas is a member of the German DQS Holding GmbH, the official certification body of Germany with the largest worldwide network. 

DQS Hellas aims at the granting of an eco-design certificate for energy-related products (ErP) based on the EU Directive 2009/125/EC and the relevant eco-design requirements.

We supported the company in project planning, regulatory monitoring and analysis, and the preparation of a specific internal regulation necessary to obtain the granting. 

 
AquaBioTech Group

AquaBioTech Group


The AquaBioTech Group is an international consulting company based in Malta, which undertakes projects in the fields of aquatic environment, aquaculture and fisheries. The company has strong R&D capabilities and its services include business consulting, market intelligence, and strategic operations management.

In collaboration with the AquaBioTech Group we worked on a specific project, EU initiative, for the decarbonization of the port and shipping industry and transition to the circular economy. We contributed to the port system mapping by analysing the socio-economic context, by identifying intervention points in the port status-quo for future improvement and compiled a set of best practices for adaptation measures to climate change challenges and sustainable port development.

 
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