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

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.

We assist businesses and organisations to co-design and implement strategies and business models towards the closing of the loops. This is achieved through the integration of sustainability factors in the product's lifecycle stages (design, manufacturing, sales and distribution, utilisation, end-of-life). The sustainability factors foster resource optimisation, improvement of environmental capabilities, risk reduction and control, new forms of value creation, and societal benefits.

We work across industries, while our area of expertise is in the blue economy (marine-related industries). With our research and innovation actions we participate in projects related to offshore renewable energies, the port and shipping sector, 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.