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MODOS Mentoring and MODOS Innovation Award

This initiative offers a FREE mentoring service and innovation award of up to €2,500 for micro-enterprises, SMEs, and social enterprises interested in implementing circular economy within their business.

MODOS is a circular economy training programme for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises. It is a joint initiative of the Economic Development Office (EDO) of Dublin City Council and the Regional Waste Management Planning Offices.


NEW!! MODOS Mentoring and MODOS Innovation Award


This initiative offers a FREE mentoring service and innovation award of up to €2,500 for micro-enterprises, SMEs and social enterprises interested in implementing circular economy within their business. This pilot project is funded by Enterprise Ireland and the Regional Waste Management Planning Offices.


MODOS Mentoring

Local enterprises who are seeking advice on how to make their business more circular can apply for up to 3 hours of mentoring with our expert consultants. This service is available free of charge to a maximum of 30 Dublin-based businesses and 20 businesses outside of the Greater Dublin Region. To apply, businesses must complete the MODOS Mentoring Application Form, selecting one category of mentoring. Applications will be assessed and successful applicants will be allocated an expert mentor for a 1 to 1 session. The closing date for applications is Friday 26th March 2021.


  • Tailored business advice on circular economy

  • Up to 3 hours of mentoring

  • Free of charge

  • Gives access to MODOS Innovation Award competition

  • Application closing date Friday 26th March 2021

Apply for MODOS Mentoring HERE.


MODOS Innovation Award

The MODOS Innovation Award aims to support enterprises in the effective implementation of impactful change, foster innovation, and showcase successful circular case studies. Having attended the mentoring sessions, qualifying businesses can partake in the competition to access funding and invest in their circular economy project. Successful applicants will be profiled and featured in the Economic Development, Dublin LEO, and Regional Waste Management Plan Offices websites, events, publications, and social media. The total funding available for the MODOS Innovation Award is €10,000. The selection process is a competitive process and only projects that are able to demonstrate closed-loop effective impact and change implementation will be selected.

  • Available to businesses that have completed at least 1 hour of circular economy mentoring

  • Up to €2,500 per successful project

  • Competitive selection process

  • Business profiling

Apply for MODOS Innovation Award HERE.


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