MAESTRI Toolkit for Industrial Symbiosis: Overview, Lessons Learnt and Implications

  • Maria HolgadoEmail author
  • Steve Evans
  • Miriam Benedetti
  • Merane Dubois
  • Yan Li
  • Dai Morgan
  • Enrico Ferrera
  • Rosaria Rossini
  • Antόnio J. Baptista
  • Emanuel Lourenço
  • Eduardo J. Silva
  • Marco A. Estrela
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 130)


This paper presents a structured approach to support the development of self-organized industrial symbiosis, the Toolkit for Industrial Symbiosis. Developed within MAESTRI project, it provides a set of tools and methods to help companies gain value from wasted resources and contributes to MAESTRI goal of advancing the sustainability of European manufacturing and process industry. A participatory approach was taken for its development. The ultimate objective of this work is to encourage companies to change their attitude and consider waste as a resource and potential source for value creation.


Industrial Symbiosis Toolkit Eco-efficiency Resource efficiency Internet of Things 



This work was supported by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program (grant no. 680570).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria Holgado
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Steve Evans
    • 1
  • Miriam Benedetti
    • 1
  • Merane Dubois
    • 1
  • Yan Li
    • 1
  • Dai Morgan
    • 1
  • Enrico Ferrera
    • 3
  • Rosaria Rossini
    • 3
  • Antόnio J. Baptista
    • 4
  • Emanuel Lourenço
    • 4
  • Eduardo J. Silva
    • 5
  • Marco A. Estrela
    • 5
  1. 1.Institute for ManufacturingUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK
  2. 2.Department of Business and ManagementUniversity of SussexBrightonUK
  3. 3.Istituto Superiore Mario BoellaTurinItaly
  4. 4.Instituto de Engenharia Mecânica e Gestão IndustrialPortoPortugal
  5. 5.Instituto de Soldadura e QualidadeOeirasPortugal

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