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SMEs & Bioeconomy- Emerging opportunities to ‘build back better’

10th November 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The bioeconomy’s cross-cutting nature offers a unique opportunity to address inter-connected challenges in a resource limited world, pushing industries and people to seek new ways of producing and consuming. This can be in part be achieved by using the production of renewable biological resources (agriculture, forestry, fisheries and aquaculture) and the conversion of these resources and waste streams into value added products, such as food, feed, biobased products as well as bioenergy.

This webinar, run by the Enterprise Europe Network and supported by the Sustainable Cork Programme is targeted at SMEs who wish to learn more about the shift towards bioeconomy and potential opportunities to participate in the bioeconomy value chain. Speakers will share the benefits of bio-based products across the value chain for producers, distributors, users, consumers, NGOs and public authorities and will discuss:

Current national and EU developments:

  • Opportunities across multiple sectors (agrifood, pharma, marine, health)
  • Examples of bio-economy solutions for SMEs which drive competitive advantage and consumer demand
  • How to get involved in Enterprise Europe Network initiatives, including international networking, B2B meetings and partnership request.

Contributing speakers will include:

  • Dr. Helena McMahon, Institute of Technology Tralee
    Susanne Baden Jørgensen, Food & Bio Cluster Denmark​
    Liz Gavin, Eur Digital Village
    Filippo Giancarlo Martinelli, Irish Bioeconomy Foundation

Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) provides support for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises with international ambitions. EEN Ireland consortium is led by Enterprise Ireland with Cork Chamber, Dublin Chamber and Leo Enterprise Offices. The programme is co-funded by the European Union’s COSME and Horizon 2020 programmes, the Network’s aim is to help businesses innovate and grow internationally.

The Sustainable Cork Programme is rooted in the Chamber’s commitment to the UN SDGs and the vision for Cork. The circular bioeconomy can bring opportunities to achieve the SDGs, if managed sustainably. Learn more here.

Registration –  please follow this link here




Head Office

Enterprise Ireland
East Point Business Park, Dublin 3
Tel: +353 1 727 2000 | Fax: +353 1 727 2020

  • The Department for Agriculture Food and the Marine
  • The Environmental Protection Agency Ireland
  • Health Research Board
  • Higher Education Authority
  • Irish Research Council
  •  Irish Universities Association
  • The Marine Institute
  • Science Foundation Ireland (SFI
  • The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

Horizon 2020 national support network led by Enterprise Ireland