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.
European Model Demonstrator Region DenominationDetermination of Lisheen Mine site (Tipperary County) as one of 6 European top locations for sustainable chemistry and bioeconomy investments (European Commission, DG GROW)
REDZ SchemeFeasibility funding for the development of a national bioeconomy campus in Lisheen (Department of Arts, Heritage, Gaeltacht and Rural Development)
REDF SchemeFunding for pilot-scale bioprocessing demonstration plant in Lisheen (Enterprise Ireland)
ICT BIOCHAINFunding 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 DayFirst Bioeconomy Day in Ireland inaugurated by Minister Creed: IBF and the National Bioeconomy Campus was officially launched.
Cluster expansion & First IBFORUMIBF 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.
All Island BiomapAn 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.
MPowerBIOA 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.
Bioeconomy Ireland WeekIBF is a key pillar for this week-long annual event that highlights and raises awareness of Ireland's rapidly growing bioeconomy.
Circular Bioeconomy Ireland CIRCULÉIREIrelands first-ever synthesis report launched for Circular Bioeconomy Ireland 2020
BioeconomyVenturesIBF is coordinator of BBI-JU funded project BioeconomyVentures. The project will develop a reference platform for bio-based start-ups seeking to gain access to finance becoming the main meeting point for bioeconomy entrepreneurship.
BIObecBIObec will develop a comprehensive and flexible framework consisting of multi-level Bio-Based Education Centres to address the present and future needs of the industry and the surrounding ecosystem at local, regional, national and international levels.
RuralBioUpRuralBioUp will strengthen the cooperation among regional key actors and knowledge holders, empowering them to establish an inclusive and long-lasting ecosystem to support the mainstreaming of bio-based business models in rural areas.
We are situated just here! On the National Bioeconomy Campus at Lisheen, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.
By creating this uniques infrastructure in Ireland, we will go one step further in collaboration with local, National and EU authorities to help to build a centre where our clients can pilot and demonstrate their innovative biotech and green chemistry solutions with the latest technologies and know-how.