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Energy in Agriculture 2018 is Ireland’s largest Energy Event for the Farming Community.

Meet BUCANIER Officers at the Bord Iascaigh Mhara stand.

Energy in Agriculture 2017 attracted 2500 attendees and 63 exhibitors. It proved to be a highly successful, interesting, informative and productive day for visitors, speakers and exhibitors alike. The 2018 event will take place again at Gurteen College, Co Tipperary on Tuesday 21st August 2018. The format and set up will be bigger and better than last year with the Support Scheme for Renewable Heat, the Microgeneration Grant Scheme and the further development of the Renewable Electricity Support Scheme taking the energy opportunities in the agricultural sector to a much higher level.

Welcome To Bucanier

BUCANIER (Building Clusters and Networks in Innovation Enterprise and Research) aims to support small businesses on the Irish Sea border over the next three years. The project will work in the key growth sectors of the Welsh and Irish economies, food and drink, life sciences and renewable energy. It seeks to increase innovation capacity within small businesses by collaborating with Higher Education institutions and other public bodies to boost productivity across Ireland and Wales.

The project will see lead partner Pembrokeshire County Council join forces with Carmarthenshire County Council and Swansea Institute of Life Sciences in Wales and Institute of Technology Carlow, Bord Iascaigh Mhara and Wexford County Council in Ireland.

BUCANIER will:

DELIVER innovation master-classes.

OFFER business mentoring.

CREATE new networks between Wales and Ireland which are aimed at helping enterprises in the same sectors share knowledge, increase cross- border trade and create new jobs.

INVEST in ideas for design development & testing of new products.

APPLY design based innovation to bring new product/service ideas closer to the commercial market.

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Welcome To Bucanier

BUCANIER (Building Clusters and Networks in Innovation Enterprise and Research) aims to support small businesses on the Irish Sea border over the next three years. The project will work in the key growth sectors of the Welsh and Irish economies, food and drink, life sciences and renewable energy. It seeks to increase innovation capacity within small businesses by collaborating with Higher Education institutions and other public bodies to boost productivity across Ireland and Wales.

The project will see lead partner Pembrokeshire County Council join forces with Carmarthenshire County Council and Swansea Institute of Life Sciences in Wales and Institute of Technology Carlow, Bord Iascaigh Mhara and Wexford County Council in Ireland.

BUCANIER will:

DELIVER innovation master-classes.
OFFER business mentoring.
CREATE new networks between Wales and Ireland which are aimed at helping enterprises in the same sectors share knowledge, increase cross- border trade and create new jobs.
INVEST in ideas for design development & testing of new products.
APPLY design based innovation to bring new product/service ideas closer to the commercial market.

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Four Pillars of Bucanier

BUCANIER has four main pillars which will be used to strengthen research, technological development and innovation

INNOVATION PROCESS

Introduce an innovation framework to help businesses understand the process and practices needed to create ideas for commercially viable products and services.

DESIGN THINKING

Use design maker spaces and mentors to gain insights into the idea through research, conceptualisation, product refinement and prototyping.

COMMERCIALISATION

Assist organisations in taking ideas to the commercial market. Experienced practitioners will help enable, facilitate and challenge key issues.

CLUSTERS & NETWORKS

Create sector specific cross-border innovation networks to promote sharing of ideas, knowledge transfer and build best practice.

Four Pillars of Bucanier

BUCANIER has four main pillars which will be used to strengthen research, technological development and innovation

INNOVATION PROCESS

Introduce an innovation framework to help businesses understand the process and practices needed to create ideas for commercially viable products and services.

DESIGN THINKING

Use design maker spaces and mentors to gain insights into the idea through research, conceptualisation, product refinement and prototyping.

COMMERCIALISATION

Assist organisations in taking ideas to the commercial market. Experienced practitioners will help enable, facilitate and challenge key issues.

CLUSTERS & NETWORKS

Create sector specific cross-border innovation networks to promote sharing of ideas, knowledge transfer and build best practice.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION

CONTACT YOUR LOCAL

PROJECT OFFICER

Pembrokeshire
Peter Lord
Tel: +44 1646 689303
peter.lord@pembrokeshire.gov.uk

Swansea University
Fern Davies
Tel: +44 1792 606722
f.b.davies@swansea.ac.uk

Carmarthenshire County Council
Rhian Richards
Tel: +44 1554 742516
rrichards@carmartheshire.gov.uk

Institute of Technology Carlow
Antoinette Jordan
Tel: +353 59 917 5078
Antoinette.jordan@itcarlow.ie

Wexford County Council
Siobhan Gethings
Tel: +353 53 9196025
siobhan.gethings@wexfordcoco.ie

Bord Iascaigh Mhara
Fergal O’ Driscoll
Tel: +353 1 2144152
Fergal.ODriscoll@BIM.ie

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