YOUr Questions about the bioeconomy answered

What is the bioeconomy?

Our definition of the bioeconomy and what it means for the future Ireland.

Who supports it?

How the Irish government is backing the development of our bioeconomy.

How can I get involved?

Learn about our annual week of events that celebrates Ireland’s bioeconomy. 


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First Progress Report 

The Bioeconomy Implementation Group has produced a report of its progress in the first year of its activity. The report explores how the bioeconomy fits within wider government policy and if key actions within the government’s policy were addressed. This includes progression of the leading bioeconomy value chain propositions. There are also recommendations for our next steps in furthering the bioeconomy and the group’s action plan for 2019-2020 can be found in the annex.


This website has been produced for the Irish Bioeconomy Network and Forum to provide a hub for information-sharing and awareness-raising, highlighting information and events of interest to a wide range of stakeholders. The Network is coordinated by the government mandated Bioeconomy Implementation Group, BiOrbic SFI Bioeconomy Research Centre and the Irish Bioeconomy Foundation.

BiOrbic, Bioeconomy SFI Research Centre

BiOrbic, Bioeconomy SFI Research Centre is Ireland’s national bioeconomy research centre, focused on the development of a sustainable circular bioeconomy in Ireland,through research excellence, innovation and the development of future bioeconomy leaders.

The Bioeconomy Implementation group

The Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment and the Department of Food, Agriculture and the Marine are both committed to supporting a a more sustainable bioeconomy.

the irish bioeconomy foundation

The Irish Bioeconomy Foundation aims to facilitate the development of the bioeconomy by establishing relationships across the sector and creating an integrated ecosystem of converging assets and ambitions.