A week to celebrate and explore bioeconomy research together

Bioeconomy Ireland Week is an annual week-long event held each October to highlight and raise awareness of Ireland’s rapidly growing bioeconomy. The celebration is a collaboration of events involving industry, local communities, producers, researchers and students throughout Ireland.


Our theme this year is Build Back Better

As we adapt and (hopefully) begin to transition beyond the Covid-19 context, we have a unique opportunity to proactively and positively update and change existing practices and ways of doing things. The bioeconomy presents huge new opportunities and possibilities to build a sustainable, circular new future. If you would like to be part of this, we invite you to add your activities to our programme!

On the 19 – 23 October 2020

The Irish Bioeconomy Network is building an exciting programme  of hands-on workshops, networking events, insightful discussions and interactive activities. We welcome communities, groups, producers, researchers, artists, industry and others to join our programme with  your own activities and events.  Join us in sparking discussions around the bioeconomy and a sustainable, circular carbon-neutral future. All activities and events are welcome *

We are seeking activities addressing the following topics and audiences:


  • Circualr Bioeconomy
  • Sustainability
  • Climate Change Mitigation
  • Bio-waste Management


  • Citizens
  • Students
  • Industry Professionals
  • Policymakers

*Due to Covid-19 we encourage online and socially distant events and activities in line with government and HSE guidelines.

To submit an activity, fill in our simple form and we’ll be in touch. Please note we’ll be accepting contributions until the 2 October

Check out our guide which provides examples of the kind of activities you could run as well as tips for doing this digitally!