BiOrbic is based in Ireland and is a world-leading SFI research centre devoted to the bioeconomy. We pursue excellence in research, new discovery and innovation  for the development of a sustainable, circular bioeconomy.


What is the bioeconomy?


The bioeconomy is the part of the economy which uses renewable resources from agriculture, forestry and the marine to produce food, feed, materials and energy, while reducing waste, in support of achieving a sustainable and climate neutral society.


What is BiOrbic?

BiOrbic is a national collaboration of over 100+ researchers, focused on the development of a sustainable circular bioeconomy.

Our researchers work on selectively separating and extracting valued compounds from renewable materials, converting those resources into novel bio-based products and processes, delivering market and industry-scalable sustainable resources.

Our focus areas

We work with fellow researchers, industry, policymakers and the wider public.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Bioeconomy with Business is a flexible, one year part-time, blended distance-learning programme designed to enable upskilling […]

Our collaborators

BiOrbic is funded under the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centres Programme and is co-funded under the European Regional Development Fund.