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Meet CIRCULÉIRE and our network at Circular Economy Hotspot Dublin 2023

Meet CIRCULÉIRE and our network at Circular Economy Hotspot Dublin 2023

Join the Circular Matchmaking Event hosted by CIRCULÉIRE & Dublin Chamber on the 30th of May

CIRCULÉIRE is thrilled to partner in the Circular Economy Hotspot Dublin 2023, an event featuring ground-breaking circular economic initiatives, best practices and innovation. Taking place in Dublin from May 29th to June 1st, the programme is full of attractions, including a Circular Matchmaking Event hosted by CIRCULÉIRE and Dublin Chamber on May 30th.

30th of May (Tuesday)

Innovation & Collaboration | 📍 Croke Park 2 pm

This panel session will explore acceleration opportunities for circular innovation and collaboration across all sectors of the economy. Key experts will discuss systemic approaches to delivering circular solutions and business models and the factors that drive sustainability and efficiency within a circular economy.

Geraldine Brennan, Lead of CIRCULÉIRE and Head of Circular Economy at Irish Manufacturing Research, will speak alongside Prof. Andre Martinuzzi and Anna Brussa, EIT CKIC’s Industrial Value Chain Lead.

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Circular Matchmaking Event hosted by CIRCULÉIRE & Dublin Chamber | 📍 Croke Park, 5:30-7:30 pm

CIRCULÉIRE and Dublin Chamber will host the Circular Matchmaking Event. This is a business-to-business side event on the second day of Circular Economy Hotspot Dublin 2023. We are inviting industry representatives, entrepreneurs, business professionals and conference delegates can meet up in a laid-back environment and join a fun dynamic where the goal is to talk, connect and unlock the benefits of circularity for Irish, European and global business.

This event is supported by Irish Manufacturing Research, CIRCULÉIRE’s Secretariat, and Enterprise Europe Network.

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CIRCULÉIRE Members Showcase | 📍 Croke Park All Day

During the whole day, you can find CIRCULÉIRE members and partners Design & Crafts Council Ireland, Offerre, Novelplast, WEEE Ireland and FIT exhibiting in the event. Take a moment to learn about the Innovation Demonstration Projects awarded funding from CIRCULÉIRE to deliver reductions in CO2 emissions and waste.

31st of May (Wednesday)

Deep Dive Design & Manufacturing | 📍 Guinness Enterprise Centre 2 pm

This cross-sectoral deep dive will explore the role of circular business models (CBMs) in transformational net-zero strategies, driving significant reductions in carbon emissions while creating long-term value.

This session will be moderated by Mike Townsend, CEO, Earthshine Group & Dr Geraldine Brennan, Lead of CIRCULÉIRE and Head of Circular Economy at Irish Manufacturing Research, and include contributions from: Richard Brennan, MD, Revolve Fleet (Automotive); Marion Briggs, Sustainability Manager, HealthBeacon (MedTech); Peter Corcoran, CEO, MBio (Agri-Food); Kevin Cronin, COO, Freefoam Building Products (Plastics); Jean Skjelbred, CEO, Norsk Ombruk (White Goods); Gwen Cunningham, NCAD + Circle Economy (Textiles); Donal Healion, NCAD (Med Tech); Mick Morris, AMBER (Materials) and Frank O’Connor, Anois (Systems Design).

The Design & Manufacturing Deep Dive will also include a preview of the new Earthshine white paper sponsored by AIB and Aviva on Delivering Net Zero Transformations, highlighting the pivotal role of effective CBMs.

Click here to check the full programme.

1st of June (Thursday)

Tour OPW, Farrell Furniture & ATU | 📍OPW Furniture Division, Kilmainham 10am

To mark the final day of Dublin Circular Economy Hotspot, attendees have the opportunity to explore in person Ireland’s finest circular economy innovations and initiatives. These engaging and immersive tours are designed to showcase leading sites that exemplify the best circular economy practices and demonstrate the resulting societal benefits.

OPW, Farrell Furniture & ATU Connemara tour will showcase “Do More With Less”, a pilot from CIRCULÉIRE Innovation Fund that aimed to create a collaborative furniture take-back and remanufacturing scheme characterised by a series of small-scale demonstrations of circularity as well as contributing to the shift from green to circular procurement.

One aspect of the pilot was obsolete office furniture, manufactured by Farrell in the mid 2000’s was taken back from the OPW and repaired or remanufactured, and then redistributed throughout the public sector. Another stream of the demonstration project was led by ATU Connemara, who reverse-engineered a series of classic chairs that are no longer manufactured to facilitate the Crannac Chair’s repair and reuse, keeping this classic price of Irish Design in use for many years to come.

Interested? Come to this tour and learn more here.

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Circular Economy Hotspot Dublin 2023

The event is led by the Rediscovery Centre in collaboration with CIRCULÉIRE, Dublin City Council and the Eastern & Midlands Regional Waste Planning Office and funded by the Department of the Environment, Climate, & Communications.

The full agenda includes flagship conferences, deep-dive workshops, and tours focusing on various sectors, including Food & the Bioeconomy, Social Enterprise, Design & Manufacturing, and the Built Environment. It is a great opportunity to network and learn about the best circular practices and innovations.

Don’t miss this chance to join this historical celebration of the circular economy! Ensure your attendance by securing a ticket and stay tuned for updates on the exciting line-up.

For more information, visit www.dublincirculareconomyhotspot.com


CIRCULÉIRE is a public-private partnership co-created by its secretariat Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR) and three strategic partners: the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications (DECC), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and EIT Climate-KIC. Together with industry partners, CIRCULÉIRE aims to assist manufacturers and their supply chains to switch from linear to circular business models. In November 2022, DECC announced €1.5m continuation funding for CIRCULÉIRE in 2023.

Read more about CIRCULÉIRE here.

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