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Partnerships and Collaboration

Partnerships and collaboration ensure our vision for the future of Bord na Móna

Open Innovation

Our open innovation model allows us to create and develop multiple partnerships to help us on our transformation journey. We feel that this is the most progressive means to accelerate our innovation at a competitive pace.

Open innovation expands our reach to new ideas, products and technologies beyond the boundary of our own business employees. It provides us with the opportunity to discover what research is ongoing in universities and research institutions, what new technologies are being developed worldwide and to understand how inventors see our future world.

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In this operational model, external collaborations and partnerships are managed through the central innovation team where we continuously seek to engage with new partners and investigate potential collaborations. New ideas and projects are fed through the Innovation Centre into the relevant Business Units who continuously build their own capacity based on their specific needs.  A central core innovation team directs the whole system towards the long-term strategic company goals.

If you are interested in connecting with Bord na Móna Innovation Centre to discuss potential collaborations, investments or partnerships please contact us.

Innovation Ecosystem

To support our open Innovation model, an ‘Innovation Ecosystem’ structure has been established and managed through the Innovation Centre. This consists of the core innovation team being supported by a select innovation group embedded in each of the Bord na Móna business units to identify opportunities, liaise with the team and deliver on projects. This, in turn, is directed and advised by the larger innovation community with involvement from our external network including Universities, Industry Research groups, inventors and entrepreneurs.

Ecosystem

If you would like to be part of Bord na Móna’s external Innovation Network please contact us to be included on our mailing list. You can also connect with Bord na Móna Innovation on LinkedIn to keep up to date with new business developments and innovations and events we will be attending.

Bord na Móna are aware of the many funding platforms available in Ireland and across the EU that promote interaction between industry and research to promote new growth, technologies and to identify and capitalise on potential synergies. It is largely through these successful collaborations that Ireland will achieve its full potential on the world commercial stage and achieve our rightful position in the rapidly developing knowledge economy.

Funding

Bord na Móna are committed to investigating all funding opportunities and are open for discussion with external parties on funding applications and collaborations. If you are interested in working with us on a joint project or wish to discuss an idea or funding opportunity, please contact us here.

Horizon 2020

Running from 2014 to 2020 with a budget of just over €70 billion, Horizon 2020 is the EU’s new programme for research and innovation and is part of the drive to create new growth and jobs in Europe. Horizon 2020 offers exciting opportunities for Irish and EU businesses and research groups to collaborate and avail of this substantial funding.

Bord na Móna is working with Enterprise Ireland, the National Support Network for Horizon 2020, in identifying potential project areas and European partners who Bord na Móna can collaborate with. If you are interested in working with us on a joint project or wish to discuss an idea or funding opportunity, please contact us.