Mary Cronin


Mary is an innovation specialist, systems thinker and a circular and bioeconomy facilitator.  As the founder of UpThink innovation agency – Mary works with SMEs, and large organisations to create strategies to develop circular and bio-based business models to generate growth.  Mary is an advocate of circularity and the development of circular and bio-based economies. As Chartered Engineer and technologist she combines her expertise with innovation and design to create scaling opportunities, enabling companies to transition to a low carbon future.

Mary’s customer-centric and circular approach combined with her 25 years industry experience ensures clients can develop growth and deliver outcomes quickly.

Clients include: Kingspan, ESB, Enterprise Ireland, Dublin City Council, Resmed, Social Entrepreneurs Ireland, Social Innovation Fund, Royal College Surgeons Ireland, Mater hospital, AIB, TCD, UCC, DCU Ryan Academy, UCD Engineering School, UCD Smurfits and Nova UCD.


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