Given the broad scope of the bio-economy, it is opportune to identify which opportunities Ireland should prioritise to maximise national income, exports and job creation.  In this context, as part of the EU INTERREG co-funded Bio Base North West Europe project, TCBB partnered with its partners in the Irish Dept. of Agriculture, Food and the Marine-funded BioÉire project to run a policy roundtable discussion on the development of the bioeconomy in Ireland.

This Policy Roundtable Discussion was held on September 3rd, 2015 at Teagasc College, National Botanical Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin.

PROGRAMM (10am-1pm):

The National Bio-Economy Policy Context – the Rationale for Bio-Éire
by Dr. Maeve Henchion, Teagasc

An Overview and Analysis of Bio-Economy Strategies in other Countries
by Mr. Paul O'Reilly, DIT

Agriculture as a Supply Chain for New Bio-chemical and Bio-material Opportunities
by Mr. Bart Bonsall, TCBB & Bio Base NWE

Sustainable Utilisation of Marine Resources for Food use: a Bio-refinery Process Approach
by Dr. Maria Hayes, Teagasc

Discussion Session to Gather Ideas on the Best Bio-economy Opportunities for Ireland
by All, open roundtable discussion 

Whilst a dedicated open forum for discussion was scheduled for immediately after all of the presentations had been delivered by the individual speakers, questions and comments were taken and open discussion facilitated during the individual presentations and immediately afterwards. This worked well as issues and questions arising were analysed and reviewed when they were “live” in the minds of the participants.

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