Clean-tech forum in Dublin explores ‘green’ business opportunities

22 Apr 2013

An international forum is today being hosted in Dublin to focus on clean-tech opportunities in cities across Europe and to showcase new innovations from Irish companies.

Dublin clean-tech cluster The Green Way is hosting the European Cleantech Cluster Forum that is being held at Dublin City Council’s offices today. EU environment ministers are also set to attend the event, which is taking place as part of Ireland’s presidency of the EU.

In Dublin in 2010, industry, academic institutions and public and semi-state players founded The Green Way to help support the clean-tech sector and to support Irish companies innovating in the space.

Last year, the Green Way forged a clean-tech alliance with the San Jose, California-based Environmental Business Cluster in Silicon Valley.

As for today’s event, speakers will include clean-tech cluster managers from across Europe, as well as industry and academic experts in the clean-tech sector.

Mark Bennett from Dublin City Council said speakers from the International Water Association will also be discussing the business opportunities in the nexus between the water and energy sectors.

In addition, Irish companies will be showcasing their innovations to EU environment ministers during a clean-tech expo this evening.

Also at the event, the Global Cleantech Cluster Association will be revealing the findings of a new survey that gives an overview of clean-tech cluster activities worldwide.

“This event is evidence of the vibrancy of this sector in Dublin and of our capacity to be a global hub of clean-tech innovation,” said Ronan King, chairman of The Green Way.

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Carmel Doyle was a long-time reporter with Silicon Republic