National Bioeconomy Summit 2021

The inaugural National Bioeconomy Summit comes at a pivotal time for the sector, bringing all the key stakeholders together. The theme ‘Bridging the Gap from Innovation to Business’ will create much debate, be thought provoking, informative and inspiring.

The highlight of the summit will be an innovation masterclass with Mark Pollock. Unbroken by blindness in 1998, Mark became an adventure athlete competing in ultra-endurance races across deserts, mountains, and the polar ice caps including being the first blind person to race to the South Pole. He also won silver and bronze medals for rowing at the Commonwealth Games.

Summit Sessions (3-5pm each day):

  • Innovation Masterclass with Mark Pollock
  • Policies Driving the Bioeconomy
  • Virtual Tours of Bioeconomy Sites
  • SME Businesses Developing Biobased Products
  • Financing the Bioeconomy

Sessions are recorded for replay (except Mark Pollock session)

Speakers confirmed:

  • Mark Pollock
  • Charlie McConalogue, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine
  • Dr. Michael Brandkamp, European Circular Bioeconomy Fund, Germany
  • James Cogan, Industry Analyst, Clonbio Group Ltd, Ireland
  • Josie Morris MBE, Managing Director, Woolcool, England
  • Dr. Lalitha Gottumukkala, Chief Innovation Officer, Celignis
  • David Murrin, Factory Manager at Tradecorp International – Rovensa, Ireland
  • Jeffrey O’Connor, Hexafly
  • Dr. Filippo Giancarlo Martinelli, European Ambassador, Irish Bioeconomy Foundation

For more information visit The National Bioeconomy Summit website