Sustainability for Social Enterprises and Community Groups

IKC3 facilitated a session with partners at North East West Kerry Development (NEWKD) to support community groups and social enterprises with planning for sustainability.   ‘Many thanks to David from IKC3,’ said Elaine Kennedy, Enterprise Manager at NEWKD. ‘Sustainability is of growing importance for the community groups we support and learning about the opportunities arising […]

Systems Innovation for Sustainable Enterprise and Communities Summit

Over the past few months Quentin Crowley, Director of Trinity Centre for the Environment, Trinity College Dublin and Trinity IKC3 project lead, and Subhash Chandra, Assistant Professor in Climate Innovation, Trinity College Dublin, had the pleasure of working on a community-based education programme called SISEC (Systems Innovation for Sustainable Enterprise and Communities). Quentin and Subhash […]

Sustainability for SMEs and Start-Ups in West Cork

IKC3 were excited to be guest speakers at the Ludgate Hub, the Skibbereen- based hub supporting businesses, start-ups, entrepreneurs, creatives and artists to collaborate expand and scale. This popular event hosted by Ludgate aimed to highlight the skills required for sustainability as well as the opportunities arising for smaller businesses. ‘What can I say? Such a […]

Partnership, Knowledge Sharing & Collaboration with BIObec and BBEC

The BIObec project   BIObec ( was a Horizon 2020 CBE-JU project consisting of a collaboration across 19 established bioeconomy institutions across the EU. The project ran from September 2021 until February 2024.     The aim of the project was to bridge the gaps between education, industry, and innovation by developing a framework for the design […]

BISC-E (Bio-Based Innovation Student Challenge Europe) National Winners

We are delighted to announce that a student team from the School of Biosystems and Food Engineering, University College Dublin are the winners of the national Bio-based Innovation Student Challenge Europe (BISC-E). The team will now go forward to compete at European level in September and will be further developing their prototype, undertaking further research […]

Embedding Sustainability Skills in the Curriculum

IKC3 working with the national N-TUTORR project were delighted to facilitate a solutions-driven workshop at Munster Technological University (MTU) identifying how sustainability skills can be developed and embedded within the curriculum.   ‘Sustainability skills will be vital for the future,’ said Dr. Niamh Power, Academic Developer at N-TUTORR  at MTU, ‘and we are keen to equip […]

Skills and Knowledge Sharing for Sustainability with Mullingar Chamber of Commerce

Developing sustainability skills and sharing approaches were key themes at the Mullingar Chamber session this week. ‘ There is a recognition that we all need to upskill and learn from each other to enable the transition to net zero,’ says Thomas Flynn of Mullingar Chamber. ‘Here in Mullingar, we have excellent examples from local business […]

Kildare Sustainability Council Responding to Climate Change

IKC3 are delighted to be members of the recently formed Kildare Chamber Sustainability Council who are looking to support members along their sustainability journey. ‘Sustainability is a key priority for Kildare’ says Sinead Ronan, interim CEO of the Chamber, ‘the move to net zero is going impact business and wider society and our Sustainability Council are […]

Showcase 2024 – ‘Wool Wonders; Different Strands of Innovation’

Eve Savage, Educational Designer at IKC3 and Dr Tim Yeomans, Centre Manager at Shannon ABC, located at MTU Kerry Campus, were guest speakers at Showcase Ireland 2024 at the RDS. They spoke on the topic of ‘Wool Wonders; Different Strands of Innovation’ which focused on research, innovation, education & outreach opportunities for the Irish wool […]