The Australian Industrial Ecology Network (AIEN) was established as a proprietary limited company in October 2014 to promote and facilitate industrial sustainability through the application of industrial ecology.

AIEN offers a forum in which members can keep in touch, canvas issues of interest and connect with resources associated with the practice and study of industrial ecology.

The company aims to provide a ‘window on the world’ of industrial ecology by relaying news, organising events and alerting people to developments in academia and in practice.

It offers ‘roadside-assistance’; a place to contact for initial help, such as initial advice or appropriate referrals, in dealing with matters relating to industrial ecology.

In effect, AIEN aspires to become the ‘go-to’ organisation for all things to do with industrial ecology, including collaboration on the design, planning and implementation of IE projects.