Urban Camel is a niche strategic research & innovation agency for the low-carbon economy, specialized in the water-food-energy nexus from a socio-economic perspective.

Based on the principles of Industrial Ecology, Urban Camel supports organisations to meet circular economy objectives and Sustainable Development Goals by integrating social innovation (new ways of interacting or connecting business and people for better use of resources and assets) in projects.

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 new strategies that promote the development of optimised, environmentally-friendly technologies, the creation of economic value, social wellbeing, behavior change, and process innovation.

We work across industries, while our area of expertise is in blue growth and 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.