We aim to inform the public about the bioeconomy and help develop its future leaders.
Building awareness of the bioeconomy and it’s potential is one of our key activities. We want the public to make informed decisions and for young people to be prepared for future careers in our new circular, sustainable infrastructure.
green is the new black
Our slow fashion course gives undergraduate students an insight into the impacts of fashion, how they can reduce it and how to inspire others.
back for the future
We create escape rooms with puzzles based on our research projects to engage audiences online, in-person and even in their local library or school!
the bioeconomy map
We have produced an interactive exhibit that lets you take a virtual tour of Ireland’s bioeconomy and learn all about its potential!
Working with Agri Aware, we have produced a course for TY students that explores how we can maximise our resources to produce food sustainably.
Our Amazing Algae workshop, adapted for various ages, demonstrates all the amazing things we can do with seaweed right on the beach!
GUT HEALTH: ITS A PIG DEAL!
Our Gut Health workshop for primary school students explores pig anatomy and nutrition, followed by a trip to visit the pigs themselves!
sustainable christmas stories
Our PhD students have created some engaging Christmas stories with a sustainable message to help families educate their kids in a festive way!
BiOrbic draws in researchers from around the globe and a number of them have taken advantage of their language skills to take part in Native Scientist!
We partner with Junior Achievement Ireland by contributing to the Futurewize programme, educating TY students about STEM career options!
pint of bioeconomy
Our spin-off events, in collaboration with Pint of Science, takes bioeconomy research into the local pub to build awareness with an adult audience.
STA Lesson PLAN
Back when we were known as BEACON, we developed a lesson plan around the bioeconomy for Science and Technology in Action. Download below.
sfi discussion toolkit
In partnership with SFI Science Week, we have developed a discussion toolkit to bring bioeconomy related questions into the classroom. Download below.