New Programme: Circular Bioeconomy Industry Innovation Sprint


Organised by CircBio Research Group & Circular Bioeconomy Cluster South-West at Munster Technological University to advance knowledge and skills transfer

Unlocking new commercial advantages is essential for industry to be part of the low carbon economy. In partnership with the CircBio Research Group, our new programme Circular Bioeconomy Industry Innovation Sprint is an opportunity for industry to engage with Master level students to solve a challenge and accelerate solutions to support bioeconomy actions within their business.

Over the past year, an interdisciplinary team from MTU Kerry, UCD and Teagasc have been preparing students for the workforce of the future through the MSc Bioeconomy with Business programme. Students have gained a critical understanding of the concepts and frameworks of the bioeconomy from technological, environmental, social and business perspectives.

The programme presents an opportunity for employers to engage with talent to explore and progress bioeconomy goals. Industry will benefit from the programme by understanding new commercial advantages as they navigate the transition to low carbon pathway, bring a new skillset and fresh-thinking to their organisation and find solutions to bioeconomy challenges and opportunities. In addition, industry partners will become members of Circular Bioeconomy Cluster South-West cluster network and can engage in activities.


  • Applicable topics and sectors are agriculture, forestry, marine, tourism, food and beverage, feed, nutrition and nutraceuticals, and bioenergy
  • The proposed project will be 12 weeks in length, have clear reasonable goals and objectives.
  • Available to meet with student to provide guidance
  • Transferable and/or research skill development and potential for student learning


Download, fill out and return form to by May 11th. Our team will assess the projects and work with students to align interests and research questions, and will be in contact with you after. Email if you have any questions about the criteria or process.