Circular Bioeconomy: The Business Opportunity Contributing to a Sustainable South West Region

Wednesday, 10th March, 16:00 - 17:30

Kick-Off Event: Circular Bioeconomy Cluster South-West

The business opportunity contributing to a sustainable South-West region

The transition to a circular bioeconomy opens up many commercial opportunities for enterprises across the South West. With climate action and waste plans in place to guide the market, the big question is how to unlock innovation and practices across industry? Where is there opportunity to create added value? And who’s leading the charge?

With an expected 1 million jobs to be created in the circular bioeconomy across Europe by 2030, there are significant growth opportunities for enterprises on the horizon particularly in the marine and waste-to-value sectors.

As part of MTU Innovation and Enterprise month, the newly established Circular Bioeconomy SW Cluster will host an event to raise awareness of commercial opportunities and supports available for enterprises. Join us and learn about this new initiative that will put the SW Region on the global map for ingenuity and sustainability.


  • Stephen Creaner - Executive Director with responsibility for Food, Industrial, Life Sciences & Innovation, Enterprise Ireland 
  • Catriona Power - Education & Outreach Manager - Circular Bioeconomy, MTU
  • Cliodhna Dolwing - Marketing Manager, Nutramara 
  • Dr. Michael Nettersheim - European Circular Bioeconomy Fund
  • Dr. Helena McMahon - Head of Dept, School of STEM and Co-Lead CircBio Research Group, MTU 
  • Teija Laitinen - Bioeconomy Cluster Lead, CLIC Innovation Finland 
  • Colum Gibson - Environmental Consultant & Researcher Clean Technology Centre 
  • Tim Yeomans - Centre Manager, Shannon ABC 
  • Emily Reen - Tom Crean Enterprise Centre, MTU Kerry 
  • Josette O'Mullane - Rubicon Cork, MTU Cork 
  • John Barry - IMar, MTU Kerry 

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