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Research and Innovation

Ireland’s food industry excels in international markets through having robust standards in food quality and safety, and an ability to innovate. The Teagasc Food Programme drives and supports all elements of the Agri-food industry, through science based innovation that aids and directs the future development and sustainability of this sector. The Food Programme operates across 5 departments, each uniquely populated with innovative scientists, exceptional infrastructure and an ambition to deliver.

Research, development and innovation initiatives supporting meat and dairy processing, cereals/bakery and marine food sectors, are the core activities within the Food Programme, delivered across five departments:

All departments work closely with each other and with the Teagasc Technology Transfer Office to implement the Teagasc Food Technology and Knowledge Transfer Strategy


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