GreenTechHQ earth rising festival - techbuzzireland

From ideation to sustainable innovation to financial success: Hear from those who have seen, solved, produced, and are having business success in the journey towards creating a positive climate change.

GreenTechHQ is taking part in this year’s IMMA Earth Rising Festival.  A four-day festival of free events and experiences aimed at addressing the climate crisis and inspiring collective action towards a sustainable and hopeful future.  Taking place from Thursday, 21st to Sunday, 24th September 2023, at the landmark Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin. The GreenTechHQ: Sustainable Innovation Panel will take place on Friday, 22nd at 5pm in the People’s Pavilion.  

The panel will be hosted by serial entrepreneur, GreenTechHQ founder & CEO, Ed Murphy.  Ed will be joined by a panel of four leading start up innovators who will share their (on-going) journey to success.  Each panellist has been put forward by the regional innovation hub which has supported their journey through mentoring, accelerator programmes, training, marketing or introductions to key players within the area of their innovation.

Is there business opportunities in finding the right sustainable innovations, we think there is. This is your opportunity to hear and meet with leading, successful players within the sustainable innovation sector. Those who have seen, solved, produced, and are having financial success in the journey towards creating a positive climate change. Hear about process from the creativity and development of that initial idea origin; from the seed of the idea to the delivery of viable financial solution.

Martin Johnson of Eco Diversity – representing Ludgate

Martin is an environmental scientist, technologist and innovator working across a diverse range of topics including marine biogeochemistry, biomaterials and knowledge exchange. He and his partner Lisa recently founded Ecodiversity, a company focussed on joining the dots between science, policy and industry in support of green transformation. He also works for a broad range of organisations on technical consultancy including aquaculture systems, marine modelling and scrutinising carbon dioxide removal methods.

Angie Nagle of Blade Bridge – representing Republic of Work

Anne has a PhD in assessing the environmental, social and economic aspects of repurposing wind turbine blades, completed under the Re-Wind Network research group.  My main focus was in using Life Cycle Assessment and Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment to choose which repurposing ideas to take to pilot. Our company BladeBridge was a spin out from the research conducted on a pedestrian bridge made from discarded wind turbine blades.  BladeBridge also makes street furniture, and is beginning development of a blade tower which could be used for telecomms or lighting.


Daniel Izquierdo Hijazi of Micronagritech – representing Dogpatch

Daniel, having studied Product Design, co-founded 3 start-ups, including Micron Agritech.  Currently CEO at Micron Agritech, managing a team of 17 people building products that are changing the way the agriculture sector manages animal health, reducing overmedication, emissions and AMR. Washington Ireland Program 2020 alumnus.

Paul Mahon of Watt Footprint – representing GreenTechHQ

Paul Mahon is the co-founder of Watt Footprint, a company focused on reducing energy costs and usage. Now managing an in-house team comprising engineers, auditors, metering experts software developers, and project managers, Watt Footprint takes a turnkey approach to energy efficiency.


By Jim O Brien/CEO

CEO and expert in transport and Mobile tech. A fan 20 years, mobile consultant, Nokia Mobile expert, Former Nokia/Microsoft VIP,Multiple forum tech supporter with worldwide top ranking,Working in the background on mobile technology, Weekly radio show, Featured on the RTE consumer show, Cavan TV and on TRT WORLD. Award winning Technology reviewer and blogger. Security and logisitcs Professional.

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