The Industrial Symbiosis Research Symbiosis is an annual event organized by the ISIE section on eco-industrial development and industrial symbiosis (EID/IS).
The symposium aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners to exchange on current research activities and EIP trends as well as to identify future research needs. The symposium is a unique opportunity to share recent information on field projects development in relation with research activities worldwide.
After each symposium, a publication or a concept note is written as a summary of all discussions and shared with all participants and the broader EID/IS community to stimulate collaboration and the emergence of new research. Please visit the EID/IS section website for information about past events.
The 2017 meeting will be hosted at The Plant, a groundbreaking food production space designed to be a net-zero, closed loop system in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood. Sixteen tenants currently operate in the building and work in the areas of urban agriculture and food production. Several tenants share materials and energy - both products and by-products. Plant Chicago, a non-profit, actively promotes research and education about the circular economy and collaboration with the broader community.
|9:30am-10:15am||Worldwide Round-up of IS/EID projects|
|10:15am-12:00pm||Presentation of the EIP Indicators survey of the section and group discussion on next steps|
|12:00pm-1:00pm||Lunch – A Taste of The Plant|
|1:00pm-1:30pm||Visit to The Plant’s Farmers’ Market|
|1:30pm-2:30pm||Tour of The Plant|
|2:30pm-4:00pm||Challenges of implementing industrial symbiosis and the circular economy at The Plant: Panel discussion with building administrators, researchers and tenants|
|4:00pm-4:30pm||Election of the section board - discussion|
Participants at the 14th ISRS must register for the meeting before June 17, 2017. Please use password: isrs2017 to access the registration page. The $30 registration fee covers the organized activities, food and drinks at The Plant.
Getting to and from The Plant, located at1400 W 46th St, Chicago, IL 60609, will take you 20-60 minutes from the UIC Forum, depending on your mode of transport. As the event gets closer, organizers will help ISRS attendees coordinate ridesharing or other transportation to The Plant. However, if the weather is nice, a Divvy bike ride is highly recommended!