GREENTECHHQ ANNOUNCES SUSTAINABILITY INNOVATION PANEL AS PART OF IMMA EARTH RISING FESTIVAL
From ideation to sustainable innovation to financial success: Hear from those who have seen, solved, produced, and are having business success in the journey towards creating a positive climate change.
GreenTechHQ is taking part in this year’s IMMA Earth Rising Festival. A four-day festival of free events and experiences aimed at addressing the climate crisis and inspiring collective action towards a sustainable and hopeful future. Taking place from Thursday, 21st to Sunday, 24th September 2023, at the landmark Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin. The GreenTechHQ: Sustainable Innovation Panel will take place on Friday, 22nd at 5pm in the People’s Pavilion.
The panel will be hosted by serial entrepreneur, GreenTechHQ founder & CEO, Ed Murphy. Ed will be joined by a panel of four leading start up innovators who will share their (on-going) journey to success. Each panellist has been put forward by the regional innovation hub which has supported their journey through mentoring, accelerator programmes, training, marketing or introductions to key players within the area of their innovation.
Is there business opportunities in finding the right sustainable innovations, we think there is. This is your opportunity to hear and meet with leading, successful players within the sustainable innovation sector. Those who have seen, solved, produced, and are having financial success in the journey towards creating a positive climate change. Hear about process from the creativity and development of that initial idea origin; from the seed of the idea to the delivery of viable financial solution.
Martin Johnson of Ecodiversity – representing Ludgate
Martin is an environmental scientist, technologist and innovator working across a diverse range of topics including marine biogeochemistry, biomaterials and knowledge exchange. He and his partner Lisa recently founded Ecodiversity, a company focussed on joining the dots between science, policy and industry in support of green transformation. He also works for a broad range of organisations on technical consultancy including aquaculture systems, marine modelling and scrutinising carbon dioxide removal methods.
Angie Nagle of Blade Bridge – representing Republic of Work
Anne has a PhD in assessing the environmental, social and economic aspects of repurposing wind turbine blades, completed under the Re-Wind Network research group. My main focus was in using Life Cycle Assessment and Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment to choose which repurposing ideas to take to pilot. Our company BladeBridge was a spin out from the research conducted on a pedestrian bridge made from discarded wind turbine blades. BladeBridge also makes street furniture, and is beginning development of a blade tower which could be used for telecomms or lighting.
Daniel Izquierdo Hijazi of Micronagritech – representing Dogpatch
Daniel, having studied Product Design, co-founded 3 start-ups, including Micron Agritech. Currently CEO at Micron Agritech, managing a team of 17 people building products that are changing the way the agriculture sector manages animal health, reducing overmedication, emissions and AMR. Washington Ireland Program 2020 alumnus.
Paul Mahon of Watt Footprint – representing GreenTechHQ
Paul Mahon is the co-founder of Watt Footprint, a company focused on reducing energy costs and usage. Now managing an in-house team comprising engineers, auditors, metering experts software developers, and project managers, Watt Footprint takes a turnkey approach to energy efficiency.
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GreenTechHQ Ireland’s Sustainability Innovation Hub provides a world-class ecosystem for companies and communities who want access to leading business, innovation, sustainability knowledge and extend their global connections and business solutions support.
Established in Enniscorthy in the heart of the Southeast region, GreenTechHQ is a home for start-ups, scale-ups and companies with an eye on their sustainable solutions to help climate change. GreenTechHQ supports businesses within its collaborative workspaces through events & programmes, investment, mentoring and support services in thought leadership, communication, innovation, training and incubation.
CEO, GreenTechHQ, Ed Murphy said “We provide you with access to companies and mentors who’ve done it all before, seen great success, and are willing to help fellow entrepreneurs on their own journey. We help fledgling businesses get growth and expansion through our support ecosystem. Our mantra…Make ideas happen”
About the festival
EARTH RISING FESTIVAL: IMMA’S FOUR DAY-CELEBRATION OF CREATIVITY AND HOPE FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
IMMA, the Irish Museum of Modern Art, is proud to present EARTH RISING, a four-day festival of free events and experiences aimed at addressing the climate crisis and inspiring collective action towards a sustainable and hopeful future. Taking place from Thursday, 21st to Sunday, 24th September 2023, at the landmark Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin, EARTH RISING promises an unforgettable experience that seeks to provoke, inspire, and empower audiences to become agents of change.
As a space for dialogue and understanding, IMMA recognises the significance of the climate crisis as one of the greatest challenges of our time. EARTH RISING will be a catalyst for creative thinking, imagination, and individual agency in tacking this urgent issue, reimagining a more sustainable and liveable future for generations to come.
The festival’s highlights will encompass a diverse array of events, including exhibitions, screenings, workshops, and thought-provoking talks led by exciting innovators and thinkers in the fields of science, design, and creativity. The full schedule and programme will be revealed in early September, but some key highlights will include:
EARTH RISING PRESENTS: Through an open call IMMA has provided funding to support over 50 artists who will showcase their work during the festival weekend. Events include an outdoor screening of moving image work, workshops ranging from nest making with Ilaria Delcane, Simona Roveda, Zoë Uí Fhaoláin Green and Silke Michels to cheesemaking with David Beattie and Michelle Darmondy, a live cinema indoor performance from Colm Higgins and an outdoor Gaelic ritual immersive theatre piece by Sadbh Grehan, a community smokehouse by William Bock and Max Jones, a wind activated clay pipe installation by Brendan Lomax and an interactive Moss-pit from RE-PEAT to name a few
EARTH RISING TALKS: The Earth Rising talks stage will bring together influential voices from diverse fields to explore creative solutions for environmental and societal change. Eminent author and activist, Dr. Vandana Shiva, Irish inventor and environmental advocate Fionn Ferreira, Irish broadcaster and ecologist Anja Murray, and best-selling author Eoghan Daltun are among the notable speakers. On Culture Night, Friday 22nd September, the festival will host a special Seanchoíche storytelling evening exploring the theme of “Creativity for Change”. The EARTH RISING TALKS programme is presented in partnership with the DCU Centre for Climate and Society.
EARTH RISING FIELD KITCHEN, curated by Gerry Godley and Jennie Moran, is a dedicated food-themed site within the festival, fostering discussions, provocation, demonstrations, and conviviality. With an empowered and positive stance on our shared food future, this space promised a richly diverse program throughout the four-day event.
EARTH RISING FUTURE GENERATIONS TENT, curated especially for children and young adults by ECOUNESCO, will host a vibrant programme of exhibitions, workshops, and discussions, exploring themes of biodiversity, sustainability, and agency for change, involving younger generations in the crucial conversations about our planet’s future.
All events and experiences at EARTH RISING are free of charge, ensuring the festival is accessible to all. However, booking in advance may be required for specific workshops and events. For updates and further details, visit www.imma.ie
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