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Food Innovation Gateways

Food Innovation Gateways was developed as part of the Teagasc Food Technology and Knowledge Transfer Strategy to support Irish food companies. The initiative promotes opportunities for the food industry to engage with Teagasc more easily, to exploit opportunities arising from our research outputs and to access our know-how, expertise and infrastructure in a more efficient manner. Research is recognised as the path to innovation and commercialisation. Teagasc engages with over 300 Irish food companies annually, helping them to develop, create value and improve competitiveness. Teagasc invests over €15 million annually in food research to support science based innovation in the food sector. Working in collaboration with other scientific organisations, government departments and state agencies, Teagasc are developing scientific platforms to deliver solutions for the food industry.

Food Innovation Gateways was launched in 2012 and a number of targeted industry events have taken place since then.