The Signpost Series: Biorefinery Glas and the potential of the bioeconomy to transform grassland agriculture in Ireland


As part of the weekly online Signpost Series, Prof James Gaffey of Muster Technological University alongside Prof Johan Sanders of GRASSA and Wageningen University and Research, and Mr Xavier Dubuisson of XD Consulting will discuss outcomes of the Biorefinery Glas, a European funded Agricultural European Innovation Partnership. Focusing on potential of the bioeconomy to transform […]

Bioeconomy – The Blue Perspective


Launch of a new event series run by Marine Innovation Development Centre, Údarás na Gaeltachta and the Marine Institute. This is an informative event outlining what the blue bioeconomy is, showcasing the relevant supports available within the blue bioeconomy and an overview of projects and businesses operating within the blue bioeconomy. For more information and […]


Financing the Bioeconomy


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 […]

Irish Seaweed with Dr Paul MacArtain from Dundalk Institute of Technology

Dundalk Library Roden Place, Dundalk, Louth, Ireland

Marine algae globally is an industry worth $14 billion and food ingredients and industrial products are reliant on the polysaccharides extracted from marine algae. In Ireland, there has been harvesting of seaweed for industrial purposes since the 1940's with the establishment of the alginate industries (Ireland) in 1947.  Irish seaweeds range from industrially harvested brown […]


BioBeo and the Bioeconomy

Maynooth Community Library Main Street, Maynooth, Kildare, Ireland

Maynooth University lecturer, Dr Máire Nic an Bhaird, from the Froebel Department of Primary and Early Childhood Education, has a leading role in a €2 million bioeconomy education project for primary, secondary and 3rd level students across Europe. She will join us in Maynooth Library to discuss the importance of the bioeconomy in regard to Europe’s […]


Scotland & Ireland Bioeconomy Innovation Collaboration: High Value Bio-based Ingredients


Build connections between Scotland and Ireland Circular Bioeconomy actors to commercialise high value bio-based products and ingredients The circular bioeconomy is a USD $7.7 trillion opportunity for business and a key element in the fight against climate change, biodiversity loss and resource scarcity. Globally, the emphasis on this sector as an engine for economic growth […]

Mushrooms to unlock the future of the bioeconomy

Monaghan Town Library North Road,, Monaghan, Ireland

Feeding the world sustainably is one of the biggest challenges for the future. But can the humble mushroom help solve the challenge of food security in our changing environment. Join Dr Tony Martin Callaghan, co-founder of Niskus Biotech, a company of visionary scientists who are using fungi to create the new generation of sustainable functional […]


Pint of Bioeconomy

Stag's Head 1 Dame Court, Dublin, Ireland

BiOrbic presents an evening of engaging talks that will give you a window into the latest 'bioeconomy' research! This year we're marine themed with talks related to plastic-eating bacteria, 'blue farming' and feeding Ireland from the coastline. Here's the evening's line-up: Plastic to Plastic: How Bacteria can Contribute to the Bioeconomy - Rhys Orimaco Conscience […]

Scenario modelling and monitoring to develop a sustainable bioeconomy in Ireland and Europe


Bioeconomy project recently launched called INFORMBIO project ( funded by DAFM is going to  share its objectives about monitoring the biomass flows and study the future of bioeconomy in Ireland to meet 2050 EU targets. Furthermore, a roundtable with guests from the EU Bioeconomy Monitoring System developed by Joint Research Centre and BioMonitor project (EU […]

Blue Bioeconomy

Westside Library Seamus Quirke Road, Galway, Ireland

The Blue Bioeconomy involves using biological resources from water such as fish, seaweed, mussels, starfish, sea cucumbers, lobster and even bacteria to make products or services.  This includes food, medicine, nutritional supplements, cosmetics and much more. It also relies on sustainable practices to make sure that we do not damage the environment and that there […]


Rubbish Ramble

Ballymun Health Care Facility

BiOrbic, in partnership with Tidy Towns Ballymun invites you to join us on Saturday to clean up Ballymun! Head to the Ballymun Health Care Facility at 11AM to join us. We'll spend some time picking up litter and afterwards, head to the Rediscovery centre for some refreshments and talks.  The talks will be from two […]