12 October 2023 – Free State ISP Business Opportunity Workshop

The National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA) in collaboration with the Free State Department of Small Business Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (DESTEA) invites you to join the Free State Industrial Symbiosis Programme (Free State ISP) Business Opportunity Workshop.

What is Industrial Symbiosis?

Industrial Symbiosis (IS) is a resource-efficient approach, where unused or residual resources (material, energy, water, waste, assets, and logistics) of one company are used by another. The NCPC-SA is the custodian of Industrial Symbiosis Programmes in Gauteng, KwaZulu Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape and Eastern Cape.

How does it work?

Industrial Symbiosis uses a unique facilitation approach to rapidly match member companies’ underutilised resources with those who can utilise them. The programme actively supports its members to realise business opportunities or “synergies”.

Who should attend?

The workshop is aimed at representatives from any company with residual waste or resources plus:

  • Managers of medium and large industrial facilities.
  • Heavy emitting mining and agriculture farming industries personnel.
  • Construction and environmental companies.
  • Waste/recycling companies and waste entrepreneurs
  • Science and technology labs and educational institutions (e.g., universities).

Benefits of attending the workshop is an increase in:

  • Tap into all NCPC-SA services.
  • Explore new innovations for waste or by-products.
  • Find ways to divert waste from landfill.
  • Establish new ways to reduce environmental footprint.
  • Initiate new business ventures.

Event details:

Date: Thursday, 12 October 2023
Time: 09:00 to 14:00
Venue: Kopano Nokeng, Bloemfontein

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