Ministerial Launch of CIRCULÉIRE

Ministerial Launch of CIRCULÉIRE

CIRCULEIRE Launch ImageOn Friday 27th November 2020, IMR’s flagship circular economy initiative, CIRCULÉIRE – The National Platform for Circular Manufacturing was officially launched by Minister Eamon Ryan, Department of Environment, Climate & Communications (DECC).

CIRCULÉIRE is a €4.5m public-private partnership co-created by IMR, and its three strategic partners; the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications (DECC), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), EIT Climate-KIC and Founding Industry Members (MNC’s and SMEs alike) from a range of sectors.

Over three hundred people from around Ireland and further afield attended this virtual launch which was hosted by Maia Dunphy and included keynotes from Julie Sinnamon, CEO of Enterprise Ireland, Adriaan Palm, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Ireland, Freek Van Eijk, CEO of Holland Circular Hotspot, CIRCULÉIRE’s Strategic Partners and IMR.

CIRCULÉIRE’s overarching objective between 2020-2022 is to source, test, finance and scale circular manufacturing systems, supply chains and circular business models to deliver significant reductions in both CO2 emissions and waste across member organisations over the lifetime of the programme.

CIRCULÉIRE is Ireland’s 1st innovation network dedicated to accelerating the transition to the net-zero circular economy in Ireland and Ireland’s first dedicated circular economy hotspot. IMR, as CIRCULÉIRE’s secretariat, has signed an MOU with the European Hotspot Network coordinated, by Holland Circular Hotspot. The European Hotspot Network is a network of networks which seeks to enable knowledge sharing and capacity building to leverage international best practice to accelerate the implementation of circularity around Europe and the rest of the world.

The CIRCULÉIRE network is growing – if you are interested in understanding what the circular economy could mean for your business and how you can capture “circular advantage” from embracing this new economic model get in touch with the team at