MODOS Circular Economy Programme Information and Drop-In Session during Enterprise Week

MODOS Circular Economy Programme will assist SMEs in the Dublin Region

Information and Drop-In Session will take place during Enterprise Week

A new and unique programme to assist small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) improve their environmental performance while strengthening their business and increasing profitability is being launched in Dublin this month. The programme, which is called MODOS, is being led by Dublin City Council and the Eastern-Midlands Waste Regional Office in collaboration with a range of stakeholders.

It is designed to assist enterprises integrate circular economy principles into their business models. The Dublin City Council MODOS training offers a great opportunity to businesses for cost reduction, peer to peer learning and networking under the lead of expert consultants and professionals.

Businesses in the greater Dublin region can apply to participate in this pilot programme which will focus on innovation, waste reduction, resource management and design thinking.  A free MODOS information and Drop-In Session will be held in the Wood Quay Venue and Liffey Room (Dublin City Council’s Civic Offices) from 12 noon to 3 pm on Wednesday, 6th March 2019 as part of Enterprise Week. To register for this workshop, please visit the Dublin City Local Enterprise Office website

Mary Mac Sweeney, Deputy Head of Economic Development for Dublin City Council explained: “The Circular Economy aims to use resources, such as water, energy and raw materials in the most efficient and sustainable way possible.  This is better for both business and the environment.  With the introduction of the Circular Economy Package legislation at EU level and with Irish public bodies looking towards Green Public Procurement, adapting your business model to take environmental considerations into account makes perfect sense.  This programme has been developed to help small and medium businesses who may not have the time, knowledge or staff resources to work on this alone.”

Elizabeth Bowen from the Small Firms Association (SFA) says “Businesses must be able to adjust and keep up with the fast-changing demand in order to thrive and be future-ready.  Signing up for the MODOS training programme is a great way for small firms to get started in adapting their business to circular economy principles and SFA is eagerly supporting this programme.”

The programme will take place for one morning a week over a period of 6 weeks from the 16th April to the 28th May and it is supported by a range of stakeholders including the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), Irish Business and Employers Confederation (Ibec), Small Firms Association (SFA), Clear Stream Solutions, The Impacter, Actionable Innovation and EcoMerit. Attending the MODOS pilot programme will provide the participant companies with the equivalent of €3,000 worth of training and consultancy service for the nominal fee of €150.

There are a limited number of places available on the course and a selection process (closing date 1st April 2019) will be used to choose the most suitable companies for the pilot.