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Financing the Bioeconomy

October 22, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Financing the bioeconomy is always a new challenge. This event will outline the help available to assist in navigating the pathway across the difficult valley from ‘Research to Business funding’. We will also hear about sources of funding from the European Circular BioEconomy €250 million Fund.


MPowerBIO Empowers Clusters to Bring SMEs Across the Financial Valley of Death

Many SMEs experience that even though they have a good idea or a good product, they cannot get an investor. They need to be able to pitch their idea perfectly, have a strong business plan, a clear strategy, a well-defined customer base, etc. to attract investors. Filippo will present on how IBF and MPower BIO can assist in navigating the pathway across the difficult valley from ‘Innovation to Business’.

Dr. Filippo Giancarlo Martinelli (MBA, PDEng, MSc), European Ambassador, Irish Bioeconomy Foundation


Funding Perspectives for Scale-up in the European Bioeconomy

ECBF is the first venture fund exclusively focused on the bioeconomy and the circular bioeconomy in Europe. With a target size of €250 million, to which the European Investment Bank (EIB) has committed €100 million, ECBF will be an important financial instrument in achieving the European Green Deal goals of making Europe climate neutral by 2050.

Dr. Michael Brandkamp, European Circular Bioeconomy Fund, Germany


Cross-border funding opportunities in a critical sector for the island – InterTradeIreland

InterTradeIreland sees huge opportunities for business growth in Northern Ireland and Ireland through an island wide approach to the bioeconomy. Its passion is to see sectoral growth in the bioeconomy fuelled by cross-border trade and collaboration. In this talk David will share some of the success stories that InterTradeIreland has helped to facilitate in its efforts to help grow the bioeconomy across the island.

Dr David Burns, Science, Technology & Innovation Manager at InterTradeIreland


 John McGeown, Head of Manufacturing, Allied Irish Bank (AIB)


This event is taking place as part of the National Bioeconomy Summit: https://bioeconomy.ie/


October 22, 2021
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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National Bioeconomy Summit