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Industry Engagement

Teagasc implements its research programmes in close collaboration with national and international partners and possesses a portfolio of strong international contacts and networks.

The organisation is funded by way of direct State Grant and from national and international competitive funding sources. These include the EU Framework and Horizon Europe Programmes, Enterprise Ireland, the Food Institutional Research Measure (FIRM) Programme of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Science Foundation Ireland and Dairy Levy funding. The Teagasc Food Programme also generates income by conducting client funded contract research.

The Food Programme has enjoyed a seamless collaborative relationship with University College Cork for decades which has culminated in the formation of the Food Innovation Alliance. This was established to cement the mutual Teagasc and University College Cork Food Research activities, within a joint strategic approach. The objectives of the Food Innovation Alliance are to achieve critical mass and greater scientific depth in the areas of food science and technology, food and health and food and the consumer. In addition the Alliance makes possible a “one stop shop” for industry interaction with the research institutions.

The Food Programme collaborates in research and training with national and international food companies, in addition to participating in research and technology centres centres such as Food for Health Ireland, Meat Technology Ireland, the Dairy Processing Technology Centre and the SFI Research Centres, VistaMilk and APC Microbiome Ireland.

Engagement with Industry

Industry can partner with Teagasc in multiple ways including joint collaborations with state-of the-art scientific expertise, and access to technologies, research services, world-class facilities and specialist equipment. Visit Engage@Teagasc to find out more.