Bioeconomy Ireland Week 2023, 16th to 22nd October, was a stunning demonstration of the diversity of organizations engaged in bioeconomy development in Ireland, and their activities. At the Circular Bioeconomy Research Group, we enjoyed every minute of this much anticipated Irish bioeconomy showcase, with daily events and two bioeconomy-themed StoryMaps. That’s not all though! The touring […]
‘Circular agrifood systems in Ireland’ Chapter contribution by the Circular Bioeconomy Research Group at MTU to DAFM & Climate KIC report
Ireland wants to become a world leader in Sustainable Food Systems over the next decade—a transition that will require significant transformation. The agrifood sector is Ireland’s oldest and largest indigenous industry. It is a substantial employer and contributor to the economy — employing over 170,400 people (7.1% of total employment) — and is deeply ingrained […]
This initiative offers hands-on innovation support for bio-based projects, accelerating the development of bio-based products and services for primary producers and partnerships that aim to adopt sustainable business models and diversify their income with small-scale biobased solutions.
COOPID Bioeconomy Conference: Driving Sustainable Growth in Agri-Food Leading Bioeconomy Experts Unite at COOPID Conference, Drawing 120 Participants James Gaffey and Tracey O’Connor from the Circular Bioeconomy Research Group participated in the COOPID Bioeconomy Conference on the 31st of May at Les Ateliers des Tanneurs, in Brussels, Belgium. As an official #EUGreenWeek 2023 Partner Event, […]
European Union-funded COOPID project supports sustainable agriculture practices, market access, and value chains for primary producers In 2021 the Circular Bioeconomy Research Group initiated a collaboration with 10 other partners from across Europe, known as the COOPID project, to develop and exchange knowledge among European primary producers (farmers, foresters, fishers, etc.), with special emphasis on […]
News & Events InformBio 1st year meeting at MTU Kerry! Partners Teagasc, University of Galway, CSO and CircBio group from MTU met the past 3rd of April 2023, the InformBio team met at MTU Kerry North Campus in Tralee to celebrate the first year of the project. InformBio project is a DAFM funded project aiming […]
MainstreamBio Partners 2nd Project meeting at Nimbus Research Centre, MTU Cork “MainstreamBIO sets out to get small-scale bio-based solutions into mainstream practice across 7 EU rural regions (NL, PL, DK, SE, BG, ES, IE), by establishing regional Multi-actor Innovation Platforms (MIPs) each with a variety of feedstocks, infrastructure, and expertise, in the aim of co-creating sustainable […]
As part of the agroBRIDGES project, CircBio (MTU Kerry) and Teagasc organised a local food cooking competition in Airfield Estate.
“ROBIN aims to empower Europe’s regions to adapt their governance models and structures in ways that accelerate the achievement of their circular bioeconomy targets while promoting social innovation and accounting for different territorial contexts.” ROBIN’s 2nd Project Meeting was recently held in Seville, Spain. Hosted expertly by project partners the Technological Corporation of Andalusia and […]
Minister for Agriculture, Food, and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue, and Minister of State with special responsibility for research and innovation, Martin Heydon, announced a €3 million investment in an integrated anaerobic digestion and green biorefining demonstration initiative. The funding has been jointly awarded to University College Dublin (UCD) and Munster Technological University (MTU) for the […]