Bioladies Network events
The Bioladies Network events are open to everyone who might be interested in the topics or benefit from the networking opportunities they provide. Please therefore feel free to share the links below with any colleagues who might be interested.
For the time being, all events are held on Zoom. The Zoom link and meeting ID are contained in the email updates; please contact us if you need them.
Once we get back to holding events you can attend in person, you will need to click on the event title to register on the Eventbrite site for event tickets if you are interested in attending. Every event is open to all so please feel free to share links with colleagues who may be interested.
Virtual meetup, Thursday 18 March
This virtual meet up will start at 18.00 UK time. We have 3 great speakers lined up covering some interesting topics.
- Dr. Jennifer Attard from Circular Bioeconomy Research Group, Shannon ABC, Kerry Campus – Munster Technological University (IT Tralee) will speak on the agroBRIDGES project
- Olga Butler will speak on Microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) – A natural performance enhancer for bio-based packaging materials
- Nick Staite will speak about Bobab an event streaming and peer-to-peer networking platform dedicated to connecting science, tech and business professionals working in and for Africa.
Virtual meetup, Wednesday 17 February
We had a great turn out for this meet up with members joining from all over; including USA, Belgium, Greece, Serbia, Scotland and many regions of England. Some existing members joined the meet up for the first time and we also had some brand new members.
Our speaker was Jonelle Simunich from Arup, who gave us a fascinating foresight presentation on Planetary
Boundaries. The work is still in the R&D stage and Jonelle has conducted lots of interviews and research on how we can live within our planetary boundaries. The end goal is a vision and blueprint/strategies for a sustainable future and the concept of regenerative design. We had a great discussion on these concepts and the difference between sustainable, restorative and regenerative.
As we only had one speaker, we had time to discuss issues of interest to those present and some new members introduced themselves. More details and contact information are in the newsletter.