Baltic Industrial Symbiosis
BIS
 
PROGRAMME 2014-2020
priority
1 Innovation
objective
1.3 Non-technological innovation

BIS

The project promotes industrial symbiosis, a concept for sustainable regional development, across the Baltic Sea region. Industrial symbiosis means to connect companies from different industries in order to use one company’s waste, in the form of e.g. energy, ingredients or materials, as a resource for the next company. The project establishes peer-to-peer exchange for industrial symbiosis practitioners. It develops new business and finance models and sets up the BSR Industrial Symbiosis Council as a platform for dialogue and policy learning.
Project summary

The benefits of industrial symbiosis

Industrial symbiosis is about supporting institutions and organisations from different industries to reap benefits of co-locating suitable companies. In industrial symbioses, public-private partnerships and investments have a dual purpose: to realise both economic and environmental benefits through resource exchanges. Industrial symbiosis improves efficiency and local resilience at the same time.

Promoting industrial symbiosis across the Baltic Sea Region

In the project Baltic Industrial Symbiosis, partners from Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Poland are working together to promote industrial symbiosis across the Baltic Sea Region and beyond. Overall, the project builds knowledge and capacity among innovation actors in accelerating industrial symbiosis development through practice-based cooperation. The project points a large number of companies, including SMEs, towards new business opportunities, new value chains and new green business models. In the project partners screen companies, arrange peer-to-peer exchange programs, set up training for practitioners, and facilitate policy learning,

Budgets

BIS
in numbers
  • 2.50
    Million
    Total
  • 1.33
    Million
    Erdf
  • 0.34
    Million
    Eni + Russia
  • 0.18
    Million
    Norway

Highlights by mid-term

The project has mapped resource streams in several companies around the regions in order to identify local and regional business opportunities. More than 50 enterprises were screened and a summary report with the findings prepared. The project organised 16 matchmaking events involving more than 50 companies (SMEs and large enterprises) in order to create new business opportunities.

Overall, through project activities, companies were able to look at themselves through the lens of industrial symbiosis and identify the potential of this business model, such as cost effectiveness and significant reduction in use of resources.

Outputs

Project Stories

Partners

Symbiosis Center Denmark, Kalundborg Municipality

  • Town
    Kalundborg
  • Region
    Vest- og Sydsjælland
  • Country
    Denmark
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
443,500.00
55.683379311.0993619

Kalundborg Symbiosis

  • Town
    Kalundborg
  • Region
    Vest- og Sydsjælland
  • Country
    Denmark
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
73,000.00
55.683379311.0993619

Næstved Municipality

  • Town
    Næstved
  • Region
    Vest- og Sydsjælland
  • Country
    Denmark
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
138,750.00
55.232825211.7674102

The Paper Province economic association

  • Town
    Karlstad
  • Region
    Värmlands län
  • Country
    Sweden
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
274,500.00
59.380914613.5027631

Digipolis

  • Town
    Kemi
  • Region
    Lappi
  • Country
    Finland
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
239,500.00
65.733340424.5666495

Trøndelag County Council

  • Town
    Steinkjer
  • Region
    Sør-Trøndelag
  • Country
    Norway
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
350,500.00
64.05073711.481908998592733

Swedish Agency for Economy and Regional Growth

  • Town
    Stockholm
  • Region
    Stockholms län
  • Country
    Sweden
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
78,000.00
59.325117218.0710935

Gdansk University of Technology

  • Town
    Gdańsk
  • Region
    Trójmiejski
  • Country
    Poland
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
136,750.00
53.303521419.9057132

Linköping University

  • Town
    Linköping
  • Region
    Östergötlands län
  • Country
    Sweden
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
250,000.00
58.409813515.6245252

Roskilde University

  • Town
    Roskilde
  • Region
    Vest- og Sydsjælland
  • Country
    Denmark
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
116,500.00
55.643347812.0819247

Tyreman Group LLC

  • Town
    St. Petersburg
  • Region
    City of St. Petersburg
  • Country
    Russian Federation
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
250,000.00
59.91785735000000630.380619357025516

The St. Petersburg house property owners association

  • Town
    St. Petersburg
  • Region
    City of St. Petersburg
  • Country
    Russian Federation
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
100,000.00
59.91785735000000630.380619357025516

St. Petersburg State Geological unitary Enterprise "Specialised firm "Mineral" (SC Mineral)

  • Town
    St. Petersburg
  • Region
    City of St. Petersburg
  • Country
    Russian Federation
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
50,000.00
59.91785735000000630.380619357025516