Water smart industrial symbiosis

ULTIMATE aims to create economic value and increase sustainability by valorising resources within the water cycle.

Wastewater plays a key role both as a reusable resource but also as a carrier for energy and materials to be extracted, treated, stored and reused within a dynamic socio-economic and business oriented industrial ecosystem.

Reuse wastewater

Exploit energy

Recover Materials

Marketplace and Technology Evidence Base (TEB) for Circular Economy

There are rising cases of #waterscarcity in many countries. Each country suffering #waterstress has developed their own... way of dealing with it. Networks like @Water_share offer solutions.
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#IndustrialSymbiosis #WSIS

Want to know more about the #innovative #solutions & #technologies we develop, test & implement in all of our 9... case studies?
Dive in our brand new #multimedia #experience & discover how we reuse #industrial #wastewater for creating #economic #value!♻️💧

🏡The city as a lab, but now for real! Are you ready for the #OLLD22?

📌Make sure to join the WE Workshop on the ...Water-Oriented Living Labs on Sept. 23 to explore how #WOLLs can contribute to a #watersmartsociety & to a #Green & Digital Transition.

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📢The EU Commission has published guidelines to support safe #water reuse for #agricultural irrigation. Reusing water... is essential to:

💧ensure safe water
🏞 preserve our water bodies
⛈ help the #EU tackle climate change

👁‍🗨Read more details: https://t.co/xAeHDECBcu

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august, 2022

ULTIMATE Case Study Map

9 demosites

ULTIMATE will implement Water Smart Industrial Symbiosis in nine large-scale business cases from the international agro-food, petrochemical and biotech sector.



Implementing the Innovation

Building a support system in practice. Scale impact, create sustainable strategies and actionable goals through innovation, capacity development, and market outreach


Integration and Peer Knowledge
Learning with peers and experts

Involving domain-specific stakeholders and experts with various hands-on experiences


Play & Community Engagement
Learning by doing and reflection

Involving local communities and general public to co-innovate by allowing them to
reflect on the processes and finding new solutions to challenges


Multi-use Playspaces
Learning beyond

Formulating human-centered approaches, methodologies, tools, and interventions to guide and motivate people to do things, disseminate, use and re-use information in a new way 

Immersive Narrative / Art and Technology Interventions in 3 Case Studies