Artificial Intelligence and the Circular Economy

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Artificial Intelligence and the Circular Economy

The Circular Economy (CE) is a sustainable, restorative, and regenerative alternative to the current linear economy.

By Innovation Value Institute

When and where

Date and time

Thu, 23 Mar 2023 08:00 - 09:30 PDT



About this event

  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

The CircAI project, funded by the Environmental Protection Agency, and led by the Department of Computer Science and IVI at Maynooth University is currently evaluating Artificial intelligence (AI) as a crucial enabler for CE. Digitalisation and AI can aid significantly with the adoption and implementation of CE in real-world applications. In this webinar the speakers shall explore the intersection of AI and CE and policies around implementing CE principles using AI. The speakers will present a number of practical examples of AI and CE from Ireland and beyond. The overall theme of the webinar will emphasise the opportunities that digitalisation and AI offer CE and that these will be core components in the transition towards CE. This webinar will be of interest to a wide range of participants, not limited to: SMEs, policy makers, companies or organisations looking to advance their CE ambitions, researchers, and those interesting in learning more about this drive towards a more sustainable future.

Opportunites for Q&A and followup questions will be provided.


Dr Peter Mooney, Assistant Lecturer in Computer Science, Cluster lead for AI, IVI, Maynooth University.

Dr. Muhammad Salman Pathan, Senior Postdoctoral Researcher CircAI, Maynooth University.

Dr. Unnikrishnan Madhavan, Research Project Manager, Trinity College Dublin: “The Role of the Circular Economy in the Sustainable transition of the Construction Sector”.

Mr. Mark Kirwan, Managing Director, Positive Carbon: “The Kitchen of the Future: Using AI & Lidar technology to track and eliminate food waste in a commercial kitchen”.

Dr. Damian Coughlan, Circular Economy Technologist, Irish Manufacturing Research: “AI and the Circular Economy”.

Ms. Malahat Ghoreishi, Senior Lecturer, LAB University of Applied Sciences, Finland “Opportunities of Artificial Intelligence for circular product design”.

About the organiser

About IVI

IVI is a multidisciplinary research institute focused on digital transformation and technology adoption based in Maynooth University.

Founded in 2006 in collaboration with Intel, we have a strong track record of industry collaboration, both locally and internationally.

We have demonstrated excellent dissemination capability including education and training, and have developed a close working relationship with Enterprise Ireland, IDA Ireland, Science Foundation Ireland and other research centres.