We were delighted to host the event Bioeconomy Ireland Week 2020 (19 – 23 October 2020), which placed a spotlight on Ireland’s Bioeconomy through a series of online events and activities suited towards a diverse range of audiences from multiple leading stakeholder groups within the Irish Bioeconomy Network.
The event is coordinated by the Department of Agriculture, Food & Marine, and Department of Environment Climate & Communications in collaboration with Bioeconomy leaders and Irish Bioeconomy Foundation.
The Bioeconomy has the potential to create new sustainable opportunities for farmers and lead to the creation of high-quality green jobs in rural and coastal areas. The main goal is to promote, support, and advocate for the sustainable development of the Bioeconomy in Ireland.
“We are living through historic times where not just on our own but the global economy has suffered in just a short few months. From this difficult position, we have the opportunity to rebuild and restructure in a green sustainable, and circular way for our primary producers, as well as the agri-food, marine, forestry, waste management, energy, construction, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology sectors. We must Build Back Better”, The Minister said.
Martin Heydon TD Minister of State, Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine; Dr Marc Palahi Director of European Forest Institute and Prof Kevin O’Conner Director of BiOrbic SFI Bioeconomy Research Centre spoke at the event to launch Bioeconomy week.