Eight Green Innovators Successfully Complete Bord na Móna's Accelerate Green Programme 

Dara Calleary, Minister of State for Trade Promotion, Digital and Company Regulationwith Tom Donnellan, Chief Executive of Bord na Móna at Bord na Móna’s Accelerate Green conference

Bord na Móna is committing €5 million to the continued rollout of the programme over the next three years.

Eight rising green businesses from across Ireland have successfully completed the 2023 Accelerate Green Programme, a business accelerator programme that Bord na Móna is investing €5million in over the next three years to continue helping emerging Irish innovators in the climate solutions space to scale and thrive.
This year's Accelerate Green graduates include NanobOx, Hibra Design, HUB360, HaPPE Earth, Superfy, NEG8 Carbon, EC Charging, and CW Applied Technology. From direct air carbon capture technology, and medical grade compostables for Ireland's healthcare system, to water treatment technology using nanobubbles, the 2023 cohort of businesses are pioneering some of Ireland's newest sustainable innovations and creating unique climate focused solutions for a variety of industries in Ireland and internationally.  
As part of the Accelerate Green Programme conducted in partnership with Resolve Partners, the eight businesses have participated in a series of comprehensive learning and mentoring workshops in recent months, and engaged with a broad range of leaders from enterprise and energy agencies, Irish-founded companies, research networks and investors. 
The eight 2023 innovators will now join the existing alumni of green businesses who participated in the first rollout of the programme last year, most of whom have reported continued business scaling in the past 12 months. According to research* conducted among the 2022 alumni, 60%?have scaled their business operations in Ireland, and 80% have grown their business internationally since graduating from Accelerate Green last year.?40% of the alumni have secured more new investment in the past 12 months versus the previous 12 months, and the vast majority (80%) have expanded their workforce in the past year. 
This year's Accelerate Green Programme culminated in Bord na Móna's Accelerate Green Conference 'Ireland's Sustainable Future 2023'?on Thursday 1st June, which showcased and celebrated the eight business to complete the programme and their journeys so far. Over 300 attendees from across the country joined the conference to gain insights from some?of Ireland's key thought leaders and innovators who are using sustainable business ideas and practices to help tackle climate change. Key speakers and panellists included: Bord na Móna's CEO Tom Donnellan, Minister of State for Trade Promotion, Digital and Company Regulation Dara Calleary TD, Assistant Prof. Landscape Studies & Environmental Policy at UCD Dr Cara Augustenborg, AWS Director of Energy EMEA Lindsay McQuade, Bord na Móna's Head of PowerGen Dr John Reilly and Professor of Economics at UL Stephen Kinsella, among many others.   
Commenting on the 2023 Accelerate Green graduate businesses, Bord na Móna CEO Tom Donnellan said: 
"I am delighted to welcome eight new businesses to our Accelerate Green alumni and hope to see them follow in the footsteps of last year's innovators, many of whom have significantly grown their business operations, international footprint, and employee numbers since completing the programme. This year's cohort of businesses are testament to the breadth of emerging talent, innovation and expertise we have in the Irish climate solutions space. Collectively they are delivering a variety of sustainability focused products and services catering to a wide range of needs and industries, but they all share a common goal - to contribute meaningfully to a more sustainable future. Bord na Móna shares that same ambition as a renewable energy and climate solutions focused business, and we will continue enabling Ireland's budding green innovators through our Accelerate Green Programme, with €5 million invested in its rollout over the next three years."  
Minister of State for Trade Promotion, Digital and Company Regulation Dara Calleary TD said: 
"Innovators like those who have completed Bord na Móna's Acccelerate Green Programme and the businesses who have joined its 2023 Conference instill me with great confidence and pride in the calibre of emerging talent we have in the Irish climate solutions space today. We have set ourselves very ambitious?environmental?targets for 2030, as well as our?longer-term?goal of achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050.?Building a thriving community of green innovators and encouraging more sustainable business practice?across Ireland will play a significant role in our national effort to realise these ambitions and create a more sustainable future for Ireland. I wish the 2023 Accelerate Green graduates - NanobOx, Hibra Design, HUB360, HaPPE Earth, Superfy, NEG8 Carbon, EC Charging, and CW Applied- every success and continued resilience as they move forward on their respective journeys in Ireland and at an international level." 
The Accelerate Green 2023 Business Participants: 


  1. NanobOx: develops novel water technology that provides an energy-efficient way of oxygenating water for chemical-free cleaning and sanitisation with nanobubbles 

  2. Hibra Design: an automotive design engineering company that designs sustainable renewable alternatives to diesel powertrains in off-road and speciality vehicles 

  3. HUB360: a software platform that optimises logistics with a particular focus on reducing carbon emissions 

  4. HaPPE Earth: brings together medical-grade functional compostables with SDG measurement for healthcare, a compostable medical waste solution and other pipeline products 

  5. Superfy: delivers sustainable smart resource management solutions through technology, empowering enterprises and connectin cities   

  6. NEG8 Carbon: delivers technologies that capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere using renewable energy  

  7. EC Charging: a well-established Irish manufacturer of end-to-end Electric Vehicle charging equipment 

  8. CW Applied Technology: offers design, manufacturing and distribution services to facilitate successful electronic and IoT-enabled innovation, in addition to re-imagining electronic manufacturing to satisfy the demands of an evolving market 

Accelerate Green is spearheaded by Bord na Móna, supported by Peatlands & People (Erinn Innovation) and delivered by Resolve Partners. This programme is supported with partial funding through the Bord na Móna led European Commission funded LIFE Integrated Project 'Peatlands and People', an initiative that aims to support the realisation of a carbon-neutral, climate-resistant and environmentally sustainable country. 
For further information about the Accelerate Green Programme visit accelerategreen.ie

Midlands Today with Will Faulkner was live from the Bord Na Mona Accelerate Green Conference in the Tullamore Court on June 1st: 


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