Strategy development in industrial symbiosis business models: Classification of game-changer variables and their strategical impacts

Devrim Murat Yazan

University of Twente

Devrim Murat Yazan holds B.Sc. degree from Marmara University (Istanbul, Turkey) in Industrial Engineering and a Ph.D. degree in Advanced Production Systems from Interpolytechnic School of Doctorate (Polytechnics of Bari-Turin-Milan, Italy, 2010) in the field of Innovation Management and Product Development, by the thesis entitled: ‘Economic and environmental sustainability of production chains: An Enterprise Input-Output approach’. He was a visiting Ph.D. at the Operations Department of University of Groningen (the Netherlands) for one year in 2009 and conducted research on the implementation and coordination of joint production chains via waste and end-of-life product recycling. After completing his Ph.D., he joined University of Twente’s Biofuels Platform as a post-doctoral researcher at the Twente Centre for Technology and Sustainable Development in 2011.One of his research interests is the design and development of industrial symbiosis networks where waste of a firm substitutes the primary resource of another firm. Since September 2015 he is involved in the EU project entitled: ‘SHAREBOX- Secure Management Platform for Shared Process Resources’  which is funded by the European Commission within the Horizon2020 Sustainable Processing Industry through Resource and Energy Efficiency (SPIRE) framework. He is the work-package (WP3) leader and the head of the technology development team of the SHAREBOX project. The project aims at developing a decision-support-system for secure management of resource-sharing in industrial symbiosis networks. His research group has the role of implementing intelligent decision-support tools using input-output modelling, game theory, and agent-based modelling in SHAREBOX project. The project involves 16 partners from UK, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, and Turkey, with a total budget of 5.9M € of which 725k € is for University of Twente.


Industrial symbiosis (IS) has gained a strategic position within the development of circular economy. Up-to-date IS literature is highly dispersed (Yu et al. 2014; Zhang et al. 2015) and mostly addresses the IS-enhancing... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Devrim Murat Yazan (University of Twente)
  2. Luca Fraccascia (Politecnico di Bari)

Topic Areas

• Sustainable business models , • Management and technology for sustainable and resilient energy, water, food, materials, , • Business and industry practices / case studies


TS-21 » Industrial Symbiosis Case studies (15:30 - Tuesday, 27th June, Room F)

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