Improve the environmental and social performance of your economic activities

Technology alone is not enough to achieve the transition to the low-carbon economy. We can help you to integrate processes, solutions and business models to reduce, remove or avoid GHG emissions and meet societal goals. If you are an organisation willing to make better use of assets and resources to reinforce your sustainable competitiveness, scroll down and see what we do.  

 

Research & Innovation

Close to market Research& Innovation for pre-commercialized technologies, products and solutions expected to have a more sustainable life-cycle than best commercially available. Also applicable to mature technologies aiming at sustainable transformation. The research results enable your key business activities to meet the respective criteria for contribution to climate change mitigation, while respecting the relevant criteria for doing no significant harm to other environmental objectives: climate change adaptation, sustainable use of water and marine resources, pollution prevention, protection and restoration of ecosystems/biodiversity.

 

Social value creation

The assessment of the social dimension of sustainability starts with the analysis of the socio-economic context within which the organisation operates to spot threats and opportunities. The next step is to zoom-in a specific technology from a socio-technical perspective and understand its influence on the society based on a set of social factors. Recommendations are provided for the enhancement of positive social impact. The activity meets the Horizon2020 EU project requirements for integration of Social Sciences & Humanities (SSH), and complies with the InvestEU programme guidelines for direct financing to facilitate the start of the operations.

 

Circular Economy

This activity includes an evaluation of the circularity performance of industrial products and associated business operations. Activities with the biggest impact are determined and points of intervention throughout the product's life-cycle are identified for the improvement of value circulation (of materials, components etc). Are you ready to innovate your business model? Through the integration of sustainability factors in business strategies we co-design circular strategic directions, which facilitate the sustainable transformation of your organisation, it's supply chain, and the creation of sustainable business ecosystems.

 

Knowledge transfer

Knowledge transfer on specific project results aspires to equip supply chain actors, stakeholders and communities with skills relevant to designing out waste, promoting sustainable production methods, sustainable lifestyles and consumption behaviors. In a broader sense, skills development can be tailored to trainings and programmes introducing the concept of sustainable growth in higher education and focused on industry-academia collaboration.



Our mission is to help organisations and businesses understand the social and environmental impact of their key activities and integrate processes that avoid or reduce pollution and meet societal goals.


Our vision is the co-creation of purpose-driven business ecosystems that provide products and services in a way that retains value over multiple lifecycles and upgrades the quality of life, while restoring and conserving natural ecosystems.

Urban Camel is a niche strategic research & innovation agency for the low-carbon economy.

Based on the principles of Industrial Ecology and the UN and Sustainable Development Goals, Urban Camel supports organisations to meet environmental objectives and reach societal goals by integrating social innovation; new ways of interacting or connecting business and people for better use of resources and assets.

Within the context of the climate crisis and changing needs, Urban Camel acts as a link between technical and business departments translating scientific knowledge into business language. It facilitates organisations to adopt circular strategies that promote the design, development and use of environmentally-friendly products, while taking into considration end-of-use strategies, such as remanufacturing to enable the closing of the loops.

We work across industries, while our area of expertise is in marine-related industries. With our research and innovation actions we participate in projects related to 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.

We believe that our urban and business ecosystems can be inspired by natural ecosystems in the way they interact and manage resources. Embedding the notion of longevity, stewardship and social involvement from the design level of products and services can reinforce the resilience of supply networks and communities.

We always remain open to new synergies and the expansion of our network of international partners and domain experts to work together towards common goals. 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.

Eliza Panagiotidou

Founder and Managing Director

Industrial ecologist, intrinsically motivated, continuous learner, creative, enthusiastic, focused on creating circular business ecosystems inspired by the resilience of natural ecosystems.

Natalia Sarmanto

Associate Researcher

Helsinki based sustainability professional, background in economics and expertise in science and technology of sustainability, nature lover, snowboard and surf fan, focused on the 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.

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