The world as we know it has simultaneously changed and remained constant. Business leaders and organisations have had to rapidly adapt to doing business in the context of Covid-19 while protecting employees and customers.

It has never been so important for companies to come together to discuss and find innovative solutions to some of the most disruptive challenges to face the manufacturing sector.

The Irish Medtech Skillnet and First Polymer Skillnet are co-hosting a three-part virtual event series exploring the ‘first steps to sustainability’. This series will bring together sustainability experts and industry case studies to explore and outline how manufacturers can begin their journey to becoming more sustainable and resilient in their supply chains, starting tomorrow.

Actionable insights, resources, and expert insights will be delivered over 3 sessions:

Tuesday 8 December, 11.00 – 12.15 - The Fundamentals to Sustainable Manufacturing, circular economy principles, and the ‘why’

Fiona McCoole, Environmental Protection Agency
Ladeja Godina Košir, Founder and Executive Director of Circular Change
Marion Briggs Sustainability Project Manager, HealthBeacon
Ronan Coffey, Energy Manager, Global Real Estate, Boston Scientific

Tuesday 15 December, 11.00 – 12.15 - Water, Energy and Materials – improving resource efficiency in sustainable manufacturing

Geraldine Brennan, Circuléire
Aoife Beirne, Mergon
More speakers to be announced shortly


Tuesday 12 January, 11.00 – 12.15- Supporting and resourcing your sustainable journey, starting now


David McCormack, Irish Manafucturing Research

Kathleen O' Regan and Ruairí Ó 'hAilín, Enterprise Ireland

More speakers to be announced shortly













Start Date January 12, 2021
Time 11.00
Duration 1.25 hrs
Delegate Price Free
Location Virtual - online