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Food Product Development Supports

Innovation is considered to be essential to the long term survival and profitability of food and drink companies in the current highly competitive environment. Companies need to proactively develop new products and processes to meet the changing demands of consumers.

Innovation is considered to be essential to the long term survival and profitability of food and drink companies in the current highly competitive environment. Companies need to proactively develop new products and processes to meet the changing demands of consumers.

Food processing facilities and the expertise of scientists and technologists at Ashtown, Dublin and Moorepark, Fermoy, Co Cork provides support to established companies and potential entrepreneurs wishing to develop innovative food products.

Expertise and facilities between both locations cover the complete range of food types - from dairy and meat products, through fruit and vegetable products, beverages, to soups, sauces and ready meals. Services include access to R&D facilities and expertise, food preparation kitchens and product testing such as microbiological, chemical and sensory analysis.

Teagasc’ Food Research centres are Knowledge Providers for Enterprise Ireland's Innovation Voucher Scheme. This scheme awards vouchers of €5000 to small companies who have a business opportunity or problem. The voucher can be exchanged for advice and expertise.

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