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Food Innovation Gateways

Recent Gateways Event

Climate Smart Technologies for Nutritious and Safe Foods.

This event took place on October 5th 2022 at Teagasc Food Research Centre, Ashtown, Dublin

Food Innovation Gateways is part of the Teagasc Food Technology and Knowledge Transfer Strategy to support Irish food companies. The Gateways initiative promotes opportunities for the Irish food industry to engage with Teagasc research.

The event presented the latest technologies to support food companies in meeting the challenges of producing climate friendly, nutritious and safe foods. It highlighted the importance of innovation in developing opportunities to meet consumer demands whilst meeting climate change commitments.

The list of exhibitors can be accessed below

Gateways Thumbnail Climate Smart TechnologiesClimate Smart Technologies - Exhibitors (PDF) 


9.30am - Registration, Tea/Coffee
10.00am - Welcome address: Declan Troy, Assistant Director of Research, Teagasc
10.10am - John Ryan, R&D Packaging Director International, The Kraft Heinz Company, Netherlands  - ‘ Embedding Sustainability: The Power of Partnerships'
10.40am  - Edel Clancy, Director of Communications and Corporate Affairs, Musgrave Group, Ireland - ‘Musgrave working with retail partners, suppliers and customers to make every community a climate smart community’
11.10am - Industry Panel Discussion with:

  • Charlie Purcell, Sustainability Manager, Dawn Farms
  • Darragh Flynn, Co-Director, The Happy Pear
  • Noreen Gallagher, CEO, Plant It
  • Lyndsey O’Leary, Head of Technical, Britvic
  • Shivani Pathania, Food Industry Development, Teagasc

Moderated by Siobhan Jordan, Head of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation, Teagasc

12.15pm - Attendees are invited to visit the National Prepared Consumer Food Centre to view live demonstrations of sustainable technologies and to speak with Teagasc scientists and commercial technology providers.

Previous Gateways Events

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