SYMBIOSES ARE CREATED BY A PROCESS IN PARTNERSHIPS
Industrial symbioses are an effective green growth model. It reduces production costs and increases competitiveness and growth potential.
But it takes time to create symbioses. It requires a lot of data, mutual trust between parties, new knowledge, a network and ongoing facilitation, and support.
Symbiosis Center Denmark has for many years developed a process that ensures solid and attractive symbiosis partnerships. We involve external partners in the process on an ongoing basis, but we are also able to hold hands during the whole process from beginning to end. – And we also keep up with all the detours that are found in every unique partnership process. We use our experience and our competences to create processes that build up long-term, value-creating partnerships. This is also the case between private and public operators, as the authorities and the publicly-owned utility companies often play a central role when symbioses are created.
Typically it is, however, resource-consuming companies that enter into industrial symbioses, and by doing so lessen their amount of waste and their material, energy or water consumption. But in order to find the right symbiosis partner and consolidate the symbiosis collaboration, there are a lot of processes that need to be gone through. Processes such as screening, matching, development of the business case and other elements that Symbiosis Center Denmark has developed. You can read more about these elements here.
IS IT ATTRACTIVE?
For every symbiosis partnership, Symbiosis Center Denmark, in collaboration with the companies, develops an outline of potential that all parties can accept. This is then developed further into an actual business case in the subsequent parts of the process.
WE HAVE GOT THE TOOLS
The screening model of Symbiosis Center Denmark identifies both the technical development potential of a company and its motivation and readiness to enter into a symbiosis partnership.
A GREAT MATCH REQUIRES GREAT EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE
A successful and robust match of symbiosis companies is one of the most difficult elements, and it requires that the companies are able to communicate, collaborate and display mutual trust. This makes the first facilitation very important.
WILL IT WORK?
A symbiosis should be evaluated like any other investment. That is why the business case outlines a technical action plan, deals with possible legal questions and identifies how the symbiosis partnership benefits energy security, sales and marketing.
BENEFIT FROM A A NEUTRAL THIRD PARTY
Anchoring a symbiosis partnership requires a sensible foundation to be put down in the form of agreements, contracts and possible third-party control. This applies to situations with two or more partners, and in the case of a larger network of companies a healthy foundation often requires planning and organising based on a shared vision.
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