A Few Words About Us
Our mission is to promote the conversion of Ireland’s natural land & sea resources to high-value products for the development of a sustainable bioeconomy that is globally competitive and creates local development.
We will do this by helping our members: to facilitate relations among innovative agribusiness, forestry, marine, energy and bioeconomy champions; generating synergies between different sustainable initiatives; enabling innovative projects to reach their next level; creating an integrated ecosystem of converging assets and ambitions.
IBF is headquartered on the National Bioeconomy campus in Lisheen, Co. Tipperary (just 8 miles from Thurles). This 455-hectare property is a converted mining site and boasts an impressive infrastructure including roads, electrical substation, wind turbines, weighbridges, water, buildings. An ecosystem of converging assets and ambitions ecosystem of converging assets and ambitions.
Determination of Lisheen Mine site (Tipperary County) as one of 6 European top locations for sustainable chemistry and bioeconomy investments
(European Commission, DG GROW)
Feasibility funding for the development of a national bioeconomy campus in Lisheen
(Department of Arts, Heritage, Gaeltacht and Rural Development)
Funding for pilot-scale bioprocessing demonstration plant in Lisheen
Funding for use of ICT to improve the sourcing and supplying of agribusiness and forestry residues as basis for innovative bioeconomy processes centred around the Model Demonstrator Region
(Biobased Industries Joint Undertaking)
First Bioeconomy Day in Ireland inaugurated by Minister Creed: IBF and the National Bioeconomy Campus was officially launched.
IBF membership growth (8 to 24) and the first Annual Assembly IBForum
On Thursday 21st November in the Horse & Jockey hotel theatre, the Irish Bioeconomy Foundation launched the first IBForum since its creation at the end of 2017.
An IBF 2020 project in collaboration with InterTradeIreland aims to assist SMEs on the Island of Ireland to explore new cross-border markets, develop new products, processes and services and exploit synergies.
A BBI-JU Funded project seeking feedback from clusters, SMEs and investors on the challenges facing investments. MPowerBIO will create an online platform with digital tools aimed at improving the capture of investment.
IBF is a key pillar for this week-long annual event that highlights and raises awareness of Ireland's rapidly growing bioeconomy.
Irelands first-ever synthesis report launched for Circular Bioeconomy Ireland 2020