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.


This website promotes and supports the Irish Bioeconomy Network providing a hub for news, information-sharing and awareness-raising for a wide range of Irish bioeconomy stakeholders. The Irish Bioeconomy Network is coordinated by the government mandated Bioeconomy Implementation Group, BiOrbic SFI Bioeconomy Research Centre and the Irish Bioeconomy Foundation.
The Bioeconomy Implementation group
The Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications and the Department of Food, Agriculture and the Marine co-lead policy implementation for a sustainable and circular bioeconomy.
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, through research excellence, innovation and the development of future bioeconomy leaders.
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.
Circular Bioeconomy Cluster South West
Munster Technological University have launched a new first-of-a-kind regional bioeconomy cluster in Ireland to develop and promote the circular bioeconomy in the South-West region.
Irish Rural Link
Irish Rural Link (IRL) is a national network of organisations and individuals campaigning for sustainable rural development in Ireland and Europe.
Shannon ABC
Shannon ABC is a commercially focused, state of the art, Research Centre and Technology Gateway. It is a collaboration between Limerick Institute of Technology and Munster Technological University.
Green Institute
The Green Institute specialises in education for professionals in the green arena. Our network of associate trainers are committed to providing the highest quality learning experience for all of our learners through blended learning in the classroom, online and in house.
The Bioconnect Centre
BioConnect’s mission is to engage with local, regional and international food businesses and agricultural producers – together with entrepreneurs and investors – to drive the agri-food sector forward, creating world class opportunities.
Circular Bioeconomy Research Group
The Circular Bioeconomy Research Group (CIRCBIO) is a research group within Shannon ABC, recognising the high level of participation in Bioeconomy and Circular Economy research, engagement and education at National and EU level.