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'Design for the Bioeconomy' - AgriForValor workshop

The AgriForValor project is a H2020 funded initiative that aims to close the research and innovation divide by connecting farmers and foresters with industry and academia and build towards a sustainable bioeconomy. The Irish hub of this project, based in the Institute of Technology Tralee, is supported by three partners, Teagasc, Ibec and the Irish Farmers Association. The project activities have included events that have garnered interest from a variety of stakeholders building the Irish network to over 1,000 members. Project events, which attract in excess of 70 people each, have been noted as different, energetic and pro-active by attendees.

Hub Ireland’s 4th event will take place in Teagasc, Ashtown on 12 April. This event titled ‘Design for the Bioeconomy’ will take a design thinking approach to biobased ideas and give attendees the opportunity to identify and build on grass-roots ideas for the bioeconomy in Ireland. They will also work with leading experts on adding value to agricultural biomass, hear from an entrepreneur who has been there and learn about funding opportunities in the space. Ideas will be presented at the end of the workshop with the opportunity to join business partnership groups that will have the chance to avail of a suite of supports though the AgriForValor project later this year and into 2018.

Interested parties can register for this upcoming event by going to www.designforthebioeconomy.eventbrite.ie, email Cliodhna.dowling@staff.ittralee.ie or call 0667144247.

If you would like to join the AgriForValor Irish Hub Network, contact james.gaffey@staff.ittralee.ie.